This is a Studio Elective course, open to both majors and non-majors. This immersive studio course in graphic design combines practice and reflection through a project-based approach to graphic design. The first classes are devoted to the discussion of the profession, the role of the graphic designer today, the multiple facets of visual communication and its importance in cross cultural contexts. Then the design lab will be devoted to training on the most used dtp software’s of the Adobe Creative Suite (Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator). The course will be totally project-oriented: the students will learn by doing design following briefs and lectures from renowned international design professionals.