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UFV Gaphic + Digital Design
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GDD Study Tour

Design and typography 2017
London, Amsterdam, Berlin, and Dessau

May 14 to June 1

Visit some of Europe’s major creative centres to experience historical and contemporary design and typography. This study tour combines studio tours, museums, and notable exhibitions; a professional typography conference – TypoBerlin Wanderlust; and, creative excursions for an inspired immersive survey on the evolution of graphic design and typography.

  • Explore the history of typography, branding, packaging and advertising in London
  • Reconsider design and place through graphic empowerment in Amsterdam
  • Gain new perspectives on agile practice at TypoBerlin, International Design Talks where social values, curiosity, and experimentation are innovating new approaches
  • Experience Bauhaus modernism and spend a night in the Studio Building in Dessau
  • Visit contemporary design studios in London, Amsterdam and Berlin
  • Examine graphic design and typography in European contexts and cultural systems
  • Pair the tour with a graphic design course – choose from the history of graphic design (GD102), a directed study (GD498/499), or critical inquiry (GD469).

Open to any students taking GD courses or GDD alumni. Limited seats available.

Cost: $3500 Includes flights, hostels, conference fees, public transportation, trains, buses, insurance, and museum passes.
Course fees extra.

A deposit of $300 is due by mid-November.
Students who sign-up and pay the non-refundable deposit are eligible to participate in fundraising initiatives to offset trip expenses.

For more information:

Karin Jager, Department Head, Graphic + Digital Design  karin.jager@ufv.ca

Miranda Ting, Assistant Professor, Graphic + Digital Design  miranda.ting@ufv.ca

 

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