Distilled Design: The Art of the Poster


Course Description

What do posters do? What conditions encouraged the artistic and technical development of the poster? Who were its masters? And what do posters tell us about the times in which they were produced? Are posters most effective as marketing tools, as political or social statements, or as a little bit of all three? These and other questions will arise during this course, which surveys the heyday of poster art, specifically European, from the Belle Époque to Art Deco, a period stretching roughly from 1880 to 1940.

Readings will be drawn from works on art and art history and from historical, political, and other sources.

Please note, that all courses have a maximum enrollment of 18 students.

Priority is given to students who pay upon registration.

For fully registered courses, a waiting list will be created. Should vacancies develop, those on the waiting list will be contacted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note that we do not allow participants to audit courses for free.

Course Details

First Session: Wednesday, April 3rd 2019

Course Length: 12 weeks, Wednesdays, 6:15 PM - 8:15 PM

Discussion Team: Karen Etingin

Course Fee: 

$150.00 (tuition fee)

$100.00 (promotion for new students)


Reading and Administration Fee:



$185.00 (tuition fee)

$135.00 (promotion for new students)

NOTE: Reading Fees are included in the total price of the course.

Please note, degree students must schedule an appointment with the Admissions and Accreditation Committee to register for courses for this term. Degree students should not register online.

The course fees are refundable in full before the second session. After the second session, an administrative fee of $50 for the withdrawal will be applied. Refunds will not be issued after the third session.


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