ARTH-305: Text and Image—From the Graphic Novel to Graphic Design
Since the advent of mass culture in the early 19th century, artists have combined text and image to powerful ends—to create fantasy worlds and illustrations, as a vehicle for satire and political dissent, as a persuasive tool for marketing and propaganda. This course examines a richly varied history of creative communication, from comics and graphic novels to publicity campaigns and brand identity. Through course readings, discussion, and assignments, students will reflect critically on diverse ways words and images have been combined to fuel imagination and shape desire. This course can be used to satisfy University Studies requirements.