I need to say something about this or my head is going to explode.
I am in a web design class at CU, and today we were going over typographic elements. The web design teacher, who is the Lead Multimedia Instructor in the TAM program, seems to know very very little about the design side of the website. How to construct one sure, but how to make it look good? No concept. What is this?!
I am continually astonished by the lack of communication between disciplines, but never so shell-shocked by the lack of communication between one discipline that is a subset of the concept that it ignores! As in, web design is a subset of entire design umbrella, but at the very least this dude, who is in charge to teaching DESIGN to 300 kids a semester doesn't know how to design. Technically, the course title is "web," but I attributed this more to TAM's determination to have single word course titles rather than the course poorly addressing a significant part of the subject. While the coding is foundational, but if the person never takes the TAM "text" class, they might churn out pages thinking that Papyrus is an appropriate font to use as a professional.