Presentation by Andrew Blauvelt

Graphic Design Now in Graduate Education: Love Hate Hope Fear

October 1, 2012, 1:30 pm   » 

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Date/Time: October 1, 2012
Presentation by Andrew Blauvelt: 1:30-2:30pm
Roundtable 3pm-5:30 (followed by reception)

Roundtable discussion among LA-based grad education leadership: Anne Burdick, Johanna Drucker, Henri Lucas, Peter Lunenfeld (moderator), Kali Nikitas, Louise Sandhaus, Dmitri Siegel, Lorraine Wild, and possibly/hopefully Mark Owens and Stuart Bailey. After designated period the discussion will open to Grad students for each of the programs represented: Art Center MDP, CalArts, Otis, UCLA DMA and GSEIS

The exhibition "Graphic Design: Now in Production," opening September 30 at the Hammer, raises a number of provocative questions regarding the future of Graphic Design education at the graduate level of study. Those questions include: What is the "specialized discourse" of graphic design at the graduate level as it is currently conceived?; Is graphic design qua graphic design still a valid subject of study at the graduate level?; How far do you push or expand a field before it becomes another field? This round-table will provide an opportunity for an exchange of thoughts and debate on these themes and others.

Design|Media Arts Experimental Digital Arts Space, Broad Art Center, Room 1250 at UCLA


Group assignment for each participating Program (Art Center MDP, CalArts, Otis, UCLA DMA and GSEIS)
In the spirit of provoking conversation around the different as well as common interests among the students in the different programs we're asking the students from each program to work as a group to...
Produce: A Table of Contents for a fictional reader
Format 8.5" x 11" portrait, one page only if at all possible. No bleed.
Include: Title for the fictional reader, name of your institution, and "editors" (the students) as well as the selected readings
Submit: PDF by Friday, September 28 to
For each program, we'll enlarge the T of C to 24" x 36" and place them in the DMA space

EDA  (Map)
Broad Art Center
240 Charles E. Young Drive, Room 1250
Los Angeles, CA 90095
+Parking is $12 all day, and is available in structure 3, adjacent to the building. For more information, call 310.825.9007.