Course Description

This course offers rotating topics in the graphic design field. Current topics include signage and way-finding systems, exhibition design, lettering, experimental typography, typeface design and others. Students can take this twice with a different topic.

Learning Outcomes

For the successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Explore best practices for exhibition and wayfinding design including considerations for costs, project management, and sustainable materials.
  • Expose students to design problems that are dimensional in nature and/ or exist in a physical space.
  • Explore 3-dimensional design principles as they relate to space and human behavior.
  • Define and explain exhibition space design and wayfinding theory.


The following syllabus presents the college approved course requirements, learning outcomes, suggested weekly course outline, etc. Your students should meet the defined learning outcomes and COMD Standards, but please adapt the weekly outline, project guidelines, and grading scheme, as needed.

Model Course

If available, a cloneable model course contains learning outcomes, suggested weekly topics and projects, video resources, quizzes, and more.

Course Coordination


Name: M. Genevieve Hitchings

Title: Associate Professor

Email: MHitchings@citytech.cuny.edu

Office: N-1127

Phone: 718-260-4945

Faculty Homepage


Please review the COMD Standards for Curriculum Continuity.

Course Resources

This course utilizes the following Open Educational Resources (OER), zero cost resources, and/or required textbook:

BFA Resources

Please review and share the following resources with your BFA students.

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