Course Schedule for Spring 2019



Design Leadership

Visual communications and design is one form of art; being a leader in visual design is another. Students in this course develop leadership skills in order to effectively communicate design critiques. Students will learn to lead by motivating, inspiring, and influencing creative teams and by facilitating and overseeing the creative process.

Note: This is a foundational course of the DMC program.

  • Course #: MPDC-620-101
  • CRN: 36402
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: TBD
  • Dates: Jan 09 – May 11, 2019


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: This is a foundation course.

  • Course #: MPDC-600-101
  • CRN: 36951
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: TBD
  • Dates: Jan 09 – May 11, 2019


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 is a core course and requires a "B" or better.

  • Course #: MPDC-500-101
  • CRN: 36400
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Berkeley, L.
  • Dates: Jan 09 – May 11, 2019


Visual Persuasion & Promotion

Visuals can be a persuasive and powerful tool in communications. This course discusses effective strategies, tactics, and tools that are used to create persuasive and compelling visual content, messages, and products.

  • Course #: MPDC-610-101
  • CRN: 36401
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Schauble, J.
  • Dates: Jan 09 – May 11, 2019