Explores the technological, theoretical, cultural, social, political and economic issues currently influencing the field of graphic design. Design projects relate to the current state of graphic design as a means of visual communication. Considers solutions for issues and topics relevant to contemporary design culture. Emphasis placed on the role of the designer in the community. Stress is also placed on teamwork, communication and interpersonal skills. Prerequisite(s): ART 2330 and ART 3330.