Teaching History of Graphic Design (Oct 2010, Virginia)

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.
Website: http://www.secollegeart.org/annual-conference.html.

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.

Proposals must be sent by email directly to the chair (“Sharokin Betgevargiz” <sbetgeva@scad.edu>)

A paper proposal submission form is available on the SECAC website; it must include an abstract of the paper (no more than 200 words) and a current CV. http://www.secollegeart.org/forms/2010_Paper_Proposal_Form.doc

List of available sessions http://www.secollegeart.org/forms/2010_Call_For_Papers_SECAC_MACAA.pdf

About Fil Salustri
I'm a design methodologist and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. Adjectives that describe me include: secular humanist, meritocrat, and long-winded. Some people call me a positivist too, as if that were a bad thing. Go figure. My real home page is http://deseng.ryerson.ca/~fil.

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