Course Schedule for Summer 2019


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MPDC-550-140

Design Management & Strategy

This course introduces students to design management concepts. Students learn to work at the intersection between visual design and business strategy. The course covers an overview of business fundamentals; students learn how to successfully manage a team and visual projects within visual communications and design industry, advertising and marketing, creative processes and business models, client relations and management, and business development and evaluation.

Note: Must be in the MPDC program.

  • Course #: MPDC-550-140
  • CRN: 17028
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Ferry, L.
  • Dates: May 20 – Aug 18, 2019

MPDC-710-140

Design Portfolio

If there is one thing you need to succeed in any creative field -- it's a way to showcase your talent and talk about your body work (aka an amazing portfolio). In this hands on course, students will learn how to build and/or refine a portfolio and will leave the course with tailored personal portfolio and the skills required to continue building it throughout the program. This course will also enhance personal branding skills as well as touching on job searching and career development. This course is taught by an experienced integrated marketing and creative professional with copy and creative direction experience in financial services, automotive, publishing, travel, and telcom on both the corporate and agency side.

Note: If there is one thing you need to succeed in any creative field -- it's a way to showcase your talent and talk about your body work (aka an amazing portfolio). In this hands on course, students will learn how to build and/or refine a portfolio and will leave the course with tailored personal portfolio and the skills required to continue building it throughout the program. This course will also enhance personal branding skills as well as touching on job searching and career development. This course is taught by an experienced integrated marketing and creative professional with copy and creative direction experience in financial services, automotive, publishing, travel, and telcom on both the corporate and agency side. Must be in the MPDC program.

  • Course #: MPDC-710-140
  • CRN: 17049
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Wygant, J.
  • Dates: May 20 – Aug 18, 2019

MPDC-705-140

User Experience

Today, visuals need to engage customers by offering an exceptional experience that people can identify with, purchase, and enjoy. This course provides an overview of user experience (UX) design, the role of research in a design process, and UX design approaches, including archetypes, storyboards, customer journey maps, and empathy maps.

Note: Today, visuals need to engage customers by offering an exceptional experience that people can identify with, purchase, and enjoy. This course provides an overview of user experience (UX) design, the role of research in a design process, and UX design approaches, including archetypes, storyboards, customer journey maps, and empathy maps. Must be in the MPDC program. This course is cross-listed with MPMC-715-140.

  • Course #: MPDC-705-140
  • CRN: 17048
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Schmidt, S.
  • Dates: May 20 – Aug 18, 2019

MPDC-520-140

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. Must be in the MPDC Program.

  • Course #: MPDC-520-140
  • CRN: 17091
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Wang, X.
  • Dates: May 20 – Aug 18, 2019