The new U.S. graphic communication curriculum: an expanded taxonomy

  • Kenneth L. Macro California Polytechnic State University
Keywords: Curriculum, Graphic Communication, Learning Objectives, Taxonomy


Survey and analysis of changing curricula of existing Graphic Communication programs within various degree granting educational institutions within North America. While some programs have closed, others have shifted curricular focus to adapt to newer disciplines entering the traditional graphic communication space, most specifically in User-Interface (UI) and User-Experience design. This phenomenon has changed the direction of the Accrediting Council for Collegiate Graphic Communications (ACCGC), an accreditation body in North America that reviews and provides accreditation to any participating programs in Graphic Communication. As such, the ACCGC has developed a Taxonomy of Disciplines that assist in determining criteria for accrediting newer and evolving Graphic Communication programs.


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