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ART 338X Semiotics Studio: Designing Signs and Symbols

This is a course research guide for Prof. Aggie Toppins', ART 338X Semiotics Studio: Designing Signs and Symbols

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          Semiotics Studio

Welcome to the research guide for ART 338X Semiotics Studio: Designing Signs and Symbols!

Description: This course is about shaping meaning. Students learn the fundamentals of semiotic theory and its application to design practice. Students create signs and symbols for public spaces as well as experiemental readings and social interventions. Through exercises, projects, and class discussions, students explore the world of meaning-making including: categories of signs, the possibilities of interpretation, and how signs work to normalize cultural practices and perceptions of truth.