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Trends in Art and Design


Department of Information and Communications Technology
Enrollment in this course is by invitation only

Course Overview

This course will teach and familiarize the students to the current trends in the art and design industry. They will learn how it was used in popular and commercial media as well as the characteristics of each trend. They will know how to create the art trends themselves and how to apply it to their graphic design work.

What You Will Learn

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • determine the current trends in art
  • apply the trends learned to create poster designs

Course Content

Week 1: Current Trends in Art and Design During 2021

7 Videos | 2 Activities

7 Videos

  • Welcome to the course!
  • Trends
  • Gradients
  • Color Harmony
  • Natural Shapes
  • Activity: Events poster
  • Summary

2 Activities

  • Recall Activity
  • Exit Assessment

Week 2: Flat Design and Geometric Shapes

6 Videos | 2 Activities

6 Videos

  • Flat Design
  • Example
  • Geometric shapes
  • Example
  • Activity: Advertising Poster
  • Summary

2 Activities

  • Recall Activity
  • Exit Assessment

Week 3: Dynamic Typography and Layering

6 Videos | 2 Activities

6 Videos

  • Dynamic Typography
  • Examples
  • Layered media
  • Examples
  • Activity: Movie Poster
  • Summary

2 Activities

  • Recall Activity
  • Exit Assessment

Week 4: Retro-Futurism

6 Videos | 2 Activities

6 Videos

  • Retro-futurism
  • Styles of Retro-futurism
  • Examples
  • The past and future of Design Trends
  • Activity: TV Series Poster
  • Key Takeaways

2 Activities

  • Recall Activity
  • Exit Assessment
  1. Course Number

    DICT-GD003
  2. Classes Start

    TBA
  3. Estimated Effort

    2 hrs./week (8 hours)
  4. Price

    Free