The History of Modern Design

Learn the history of design to fuel your creativity

This introductory survey course focuses on the history, perception and development of design as an art form during the Twentieth Century. The students will develop an understanding of the evolution and role of the Modern Movement in society. The students will also learn about the evaluation criteria of two-dimensional and three dimensional design objects while examining examples of architecture, industrial design, graphic design and interior design. The students will be introduced to outstanding Twentieth Century design figures and their work. This course may also be offered via distance learning. Pass/No Pass Option.

Class Information

  • This class consists of 3 units of lecture
  • Advisories/Prerequisites: Consult current catalog
  • Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University


"I learned so many new skills, and really got better at using the ones I already knew. It amazes me how much you can learn in just one semester."

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