Geschichte und Theorie des Grafikdesigns

Anita Kern
Design, Design
2023S, Vorlesung und Übungen (VU), 2.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S02370


Part II

In my lecture aesthetic phenomena in graphic design of the 20th century are examined in their historical and design historical contexts. Thereby the societal foundations of the essential design movements and their interdependencies become visible.
The saying “Design is Weltanschauung” is scrutinized. The profound knowledge of our roots enables our development as designers.

The lecture will be held in German, your contributions can be in English as well.

Examination Modalities

Examination Modalities

A short lecture/presentation is to be held by the students online during the lecture and a written essay about your topic has to be submitted as PDF, online attendance of the lecture during the semester is mandatory.

The topic of presentation will be determined during the first lecture.




Online, Zoom Meetingraum

Meeting-ID: 776 711 8201
Kenncode: 6B8pzo

Lecture will be Thursdays, from May 4th, 2023.

On May 4th the topics for your short lectures will be determined.


Key Words

Designgeschichte, Designtheorie, Grafikdesigngeschichte, graphic design, poster, design


04 May 2023, 12:30–14:00 (preliminary discussion)
11 May 2023, 12:30–16:00
25 May 2023, 12:30–16:00
01 June 2023, 12:30–16:00
15 June 2023, 12:30–16:00
22 June 2023, 12:30–16:00

Course Enrolment

From 22 June 2023, 12:30 to 30 April 2023, 23:59
Via online registration

TransArts - Transdisciplinary Arts (Bachelor): Theoretical foundations: Theoretical foundations 180/003.01

Design: Specialisation in Graphic Design (2. Section): Theoretical Basics: Theory and History of Design 576/203.08

Design: Specialisation in Applied Photography and Time-based Media (2. Section): Methodological and Theoretical Basics: Humanities 626/203.02

Co-registration: possible

Attending individual courses: possible