Jordan College of the Arts
Art Program

ART315, Postmodernism in Art + Design: An in-depth understanding of art and design practice and theory since 1968, with a special emphasis on the increasing globalization of the art world since 2001. Postmodern forms of art such as installation, video art, performance art, relational art and happenings are covered, as are postmodern design strategies with a special emphasis on graphic design, information design, web design, interaction design and experience design. Students complete a series of projects to apply and synthesize what they have learned.


  • Exposure to wide range of artists and designers with focus on what it means to be a contemporary practitioner in a global context.
  • Conceptual Art
  • Earth Art
  • Installation
  • Video Art
  • Performance Art
  • Relational Art
  • Interventionist Art/Design
  • Postmodern Graphic Design
  • Interaction Design
  • Experience Design
  • Sustainable Design


  • Teamwork
  • Adaptability
  • Flexibility


  • Creative projects replace traditional examinations; students use whatever medium or media they wish to create these projects (adaptable to individual career paths)
  • Research is documented through Pinterest.
  • Students may choose to use any software: InDesign, Illustrator, Blender, Dragonframe, etc.

Key Student Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course students will:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the intellectual underpinning of art + design in terms of history, process and theory.
  • Demonstrate innovative thinking, craft and sophistication in terms of aesthetic and technical application of materials and processes of art + design

Gallery of Works created in Art315