Course Schedule for Fall 2019


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MPDC-708-101

Design Bootcamp

This course introduces students to a variety of digital tools used to create effective visual designs. Students will learn how to successfully communicate and evaluate design plans and strategies with internal and external stakeholders. Topics include visual design technologies, approaches and techniques, visual trends and design intelligence, and global and cultural impacts on visual design.

  • Course #: MPDC-708-101
  • CRN: 36761
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Stude, T.
  • Dates: Aug 28 – Dec 20, 2019

MPDC-600-101   NEW!

Design Thinking

Design thinking is a creative way to problem solve. Through a series of design challenges, this course prepares students to lead teams in envisioning new ideas by using both creative and strategic skills and developing innovative solutions to real-world design issues.

Note: Requires a 'B' or better as foundation course requirement for the DMC program.

  • Course #: MPDC-600-101
  • CRN: 34361
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Kupersmit, B.
  • Dates: Aug 28 – Dec 20, 2019

MPDC-500-101

Ethical Design

Visual communications and design professionals face ethical challenges that impact both personal and organizational integrity. In recognition of the overarching importance of sound ethical judgment in these fields, Georgetown MPS students start their program with a required core course in applied ethics. Students will gain a solid foundation in ethics and relate what they learn to their own professional situation through class discussions, case studies, and guest lectures conducted by industry experts. Looking at ethics through a professional lens, students are asked to explore their own values and are challenged to codify and commit to their own code of ethics in relation to a broad range of professional codes of conduct and best practices. Foundational concepts in ethics are woven throughout the program’s other courses and revisited throughout a student’s tenure in the program.

Note: This course requires a 'B' or better and is a core requirement of the DMC program.

  • Course #: MPDC-500-101
  • CRN: 36787
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Berkeley, L.
  • Dates: Aug 28 – Dec 20, 2019

MPDC-500-102

Ethical Design

Visual communications and design professionals face ethical challenges that impact both personal and organizational integrity. In recognition of the overarching importance of sound ethical judgment in these fields, Georgetown MPS students start their program with a required core course in applied ethics. Students will gain a solid foundation in ethics and relate what they learn to their own professional situation through class discussions, case studies, and guest lectures conducted by industry experts. Looking at ethics through a professional lens, students are asked to explore their own values and are challenged to codify and commit to their own code of ethics in relation to a broad range of professional codes of conduct and best practices. Foundational concepts in ethics are woven throughout the program’s other courses and revisited throughout a student’s tenure in the program.

Note: This course requires a 'B' or better and is a core requirement of the DMC program.

  • Course #: MPDC-500-102
  • CRN: 37604
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Berkeley, L.
  • Dates: Aug 28 – Dec 20, 2019

MPDC-712-101

Integrated Design Strategy

Visual design has become a key function in any organization that offers products, services, and experiences. Students will learn how to understand organizational branding and business strategy, how to identify issues and challenges, and in turn, offer successful products, services, and experiences. Students will also learn to align design strategies with an organization’s strategy and how to integrate design functions into the organization’s overall innovation and growth.

  • Course #: MPDC-712-101
  • CRN: 36762
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Richardson, R.
  • Dates: Aug 28 – Dec 20, 2019

MPDC-701-101

Tech Innovations

Technology is the driving force in visual communications, design, and innovation. In the workplace, students will be expected to have a basic understanding of how to use technology in a creative setting. This course introduces students to the fundamental concepts of technology-driven innovations in the market, discusses strategic and sustainable solutions to technology issues and challenges, and inspires students to create innovative design models for design businesses.

  • Course #: MPDC-701-101
  • CRN: 36760
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Jablow, A.
  • Dates: Aug 28 – Dec 20, 2019

MPDC-520-101

Visual Communications

In today’s digital world, it has become necessary for communicators to use visual tools to communicate ideas effectively. In this course, students learn how to research, apply and critique typography, color strategies, digital imaging, design principles, and visual trends. Students should have working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suites and other relevant computer programs prior to taking this course.

Note: Foundation course requirement for the DMC program.

  • Course #: MPDC-520-101
  • CRN: 34359
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Wang, X.
  • Dates: Aug 28 – Dec 20, 2019