Nov 14, 2018  
Academic Catalog 2017-2018 
Academic Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CDGD362 Communication Design in the Global Village: Tokyo and Seoul 3cr

Communication Design is an umbrella term
describing multiple design disciplines at the
service of information. Examples of Communication
Design include graphic design, information
architecture, typography, illustration,
animation, interaction design, user experience
design, environmental design, service design,
service design, design strategy and many others.
The role of communication design is constantly
changing. It is no longer what once was described
as a problem-solving industrial art. We are
currently witnessing the designer’s urge to
establish his or her own voice which includes the
creation of autonomous work or creating and
editing content, therefore the difference between
the self-initiated and real commissioned projects
becomes increasingly blurred. Communication
Design in Japan and Korea both historically and
currently proves to be at the cutting edge of
defining new concepts and new challenges within
social communications, communication design, and
communication technology. An opportunity to
explore these multiple facets of design and art
in Japan and Korea, and to study - at its source
- a unique Asian contribution to the global
culture, will certainly create an inspiring,
intellectually stimulating and memorable learning
experience for MassArt, COF and ProArts students.

Travel Course
Undergraduate Elective