March 29, 2010 1 Comment
Title: Teaching History of Graphic Design: A Bore or a Blast?
Deadline: April 20, 2010. Send an abstract of the paper (no more than 200 words) and a current CV.
This session will be part of the 2010 joint meeting of SECAC and the Mid-America College Art Association (MACAA) will be in Richmond, Virginia October 20-23, and will be hosted by Virginia Commonwealth University.
Call for papers and presentations: Topics can include but are not limited to the following questions. As graphic design educators, how have you overcome the challenges of teaching history of graphic design (HGD)? Who is your audience in teaching HGD? Does learning HGD impact studio practice among your students? Do you combine lecture and studio projects in teaching HGD? Does HGD give purpose meaning or direction to the field of graphic design and how is it relevant to contemporary practice of graphic design today? What are challenges and results of teaching HGD as historians from art history departments, vs. teaching as non-historians with MFA degrees in graphic design departments? At what level of undergraduate study is it best to introduce HGD? How should teaching HGD be different at graduate level? Is graphic design theory and criticism relevant to teaching undergraduate HGD? To what extend do you introduce HGD in other studio courses in graphic design? Other general areas of interest may pertain to challenges and successes with your syllabus, teaching methodology and rubrics, methods of examination for content and image recognition, writing short essays, journals and research papers, or an overview of successful design projects in HGD.