Design 370 Special Topics, Spring 2023

Sustainable By Design

Course Name: DESN 370-VT: Special Topics in Design – Sustainable by Design
Class Number: 34964
Day & Time: Thursdays 2:00 PM – 5:50 PM
Classroom: Klapper 403
Instructor: George Switzer

This course provides an introduction to the core concepts underpinning sustainability and their intersections with design.  Students will gain an understanding of the Corporate Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) landscape that has emerged as a driving force in the adoption of sustainability goals and the important role design will play in manifesting the transition to a more sustainable world.  Ultimately, these concepts will be applied to student-defined projects as an extension of their studies in the areas of Data Visualization & Narrative, Product Design, and Marketing & Branding.

Character Animation

Course Name: DESN 370-VT: Special Topics in Design – Character Animation
Class Number: 34314
Day & Time: Mondays 8:10 AM – 12:00 PM
Classroom: IB 203
Instructor: Elliot Cowan

Looking to improve your character animation skills and learn traditional “acting with a pencil”? In this class you’ll take the animation principles you learned in your Intro To Digital Animation class and push them further to start delivering animated performances. Using Adobe Animate, you’ll create characters that think and emote and make the audience believe they exist. This class is perfect for anyone who wants to expand their animation skills, might want to pursue a career in the animation industry or simply wants to express themselves through the powerful medium of animation.

Risograph Printing

Course Name: DESN 370-VT: Special Topics in Design – Risograph Printing
Class Number: 34316
Day & Time: Fridays 10:00 AM – 1:50 PM
Classroom: Klapper 107
Instructor: Cecilia Ruiz Lopez

In this course, students will learn about the colorful and vibrant world of Risograph printing and how it compares to other printing methods used in the Graphic Design industry. Students will become familiar with the technical aspects and unique abilities of Riso printing as they print their various projects such as posters, zines, cards, promotional flyers, and more.