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2012-2013 Official General Catalog 
2012-2013 Official General Catalog [Archived Catalog]

ART 105 - Introduction to Two-Dimensional Design

Introduction to design involves the student with investigation of visual perception and organization.  Training the eye to become sensitive to design elements and principles is emphasized.  Critical analysis of point, line, shape, value, texture, and color; and balance, proportion, scale, rhythm, and unity.  The student will become familiar with a variety of media and intellectual comprehension of text, lecture, and visual examples.  Class projects will focus on learning design methods that are based on logic and expression, to create spatial illusion within a two-dimensional context.

Credits: 3
2 Class Hours, 2 Studio Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

1.  Train their eye to be analytical and critical enabling them to become independent thinkers and solve design problems on their own, transforming theory into practical application.
2.  Gain self-confidence in basic composition techniques in preparation for advanced two-dimensional presentations such as painting and graphic illustration.  This course will provide a foundation for compositional study in three-dimensional forms such as architectural models, interior design, landscape design, sculpture, fashion design, and product design.
3.  Understand the emotional and symbolic significance of visual composition therefore considering it as an important tool for conveying a cultural or hidden message in design products.
4.  Conduct themselves as a professional designer; learn organizational skills and manage their time.
5.  Think like a professional designer; be creative within given limitations, methodical, make choices based on logic, and give special attention to the development of details.