Need Help?

Skip to Content

CCA Portal

DESGN-6020-1: The Studio 1: GD

Fall 2021

Subject: Graduate Design
Type: Studio
Delivery Mode: Hybrid
Level: Graduate

Campus: San Francisco
Course Dates: September 01, 2021 — December 14, 2021
Meeting Time TBD
Tue 11:00AM-01:00PM, San Francisco - Main Building - N3
Tue 8:00-10:00AM
Instructors: Ana Llorente, Mary Banas

Units: 6.0
Enrolled: 7/12


Welcome to your first studio course. This class will help you to forge the skills needed to make ideas into form, as well as to understand form as ideas. You will develop the ability to situate your work along the history of design and within the landscape of contemporary practices. We will explore a variety of formal and conceptual methodologies. This is a master's program, and the ultimate goal is a sense of control, foundation, and purpose for your craft. Mastery in Graphic Design not only consists of the development of technical craftsmanship but also of the capacity to think and discuss critically about the practice, as well as to use its knowledge and mediums to deeply explore other topics. Always keep in mind that visual communication has huge social, political, economic, and philosophical implications. This is your class. It is the time and space to explore your aesthetic concerns and investigate your personal interests. Be self driven. Indeed, the class will provide you with structure and you are expected to fulfill some requirements. However you are also encouraged to push the boundaries. Challenge yourself, your classmates and your instructor. Assignments should not be taken as prescriptions, but as starting points - prompts aiming to catalyze your personal agenda, to start building your body of work, and to motivate you search for you own path as a creator. Take this commitment seriously.

Pre-Requisites and Co-Requisites:

Visit Workday to view this information.