ARTD403 Advanced Graphic Design, Camilla Torna, Spring 2019


Note: Although Advanced Graphic Design students will work on the same projects as the Intermediate students, they will be expected to add more research and deliverables to the final projects.

  1. Self-portrait book jacket

  2. ABC3 Typography + Illustration book

  3. Advertising campaign for SACI

  4. Protecting Childhood identity

  5. Sustainable Corner Archigraphics



Week 1

Mon 01.07

Lecture: Creativity
P1 Self-portrait book jacket


Wed 01.09

Lecture: Italian Book Design
Work in class


Week 2

Mon 01.14

Work in class
P1 DUE and print


Wed 01.16

Guest lecture: Patricia Silva on Book Arts


Week 3

Mon 01.21

Lecture: Bruno Munari workshop
P2 Typography + Illustration Book ABC³


Wed 01.23

Work in class


Week 4

Mon 01.28

Work in class


Wed 01.30

Work in class


Week 5

Mon 02.04

Lecture: Art School Advertising
P3 Advertising for SACI


Wed 02.06

Interviews and concept review


Week 6

Mon 02.11

Draft review


Wed 02.13

Guest lecture: Paul Karasik
Finalize design


Week 7

Mon 02.18

Finalize design


Wed 02.20

Midterm review with SACI administration


Week 8


MIDTERM BREAK (February 23 - March 3)


Week 9

Mon 03.04

Lecture: A History of Childhood
P4 Protecting Childhood

Adoption, foster care, distance adoption, guardianship (?) (Italian Law 47)


Wed 03.06

Field trip: Museo degli Innocenti


Week 10

Mon 03.11

Lecture: Branding vs. Liquid Identities


Wed 03.13

Work in class on identity


Week 11

Mon 03.18

Work in class on identity


Wed 03.20

Work in class on deliverables


W eek 12

Mon 03.25

Work in class on deliverables


Wed 03.27

Work in class on deliverables


Week 13

Mon 04.01

Guest presentation: by SACI Interior Design class
P5 Sustainable corner Archigraphics


Wed 04.03

Field trip: D'Apostrophe Studio


Week 14

Mon 04.08

Concept review


Wed 04.10

Drafts review


Week 15

Mon 04.15

Work in class on renderings


Wed 04.17

Final presentation



Attendance is mandatory, absence will impact final grade. For every two unexcused absences, your grade will be lowered by 1/3 of a letter. Two late arrivals to class are considered the equivalent of one unexcused absence. Students who do not stay for the duration of a class session should be marked absent. Students who miss more than 20% of a course owing to unexcused absences cannot be given a passing grade for the course.



Grades are based on attendance, proficiency, effort, and improvement. Grades range from A+ to F.  The SACI grading scale follows:

A+       Outstanding
A         Excellent
A-        Nearly Excellent
B+       Very Good
B         Good
B-        Nearly Good
C+       Above Satisfactory
C         Satisfactory
C-        Below Satisfactory
D         Unsatisfactory
F          Failure

Graduate Students 
Students in MFA, MA, and Post-Bac programs are expected to complete additional assignments and to produce work at a level appropriate for students in a graduate program. They are graded accordingly and, if they successfully complete all course requirements for graduate students, receive graduate-level credit for the course.


General Safety & Emergency Instructions

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