Course Descriptions

ART 109 - Two Dimensional Design: Foundation

3 Credits

The intent of this course is to provide students with an introduction to the fundamentals of two-dimensional design. Emphasis will be placed on the elements and principles of two-dimensional design and their use as the building blocks of visual literacy. Through lectures and hands-on assignments, students will gain an understanding of the concepts, vocabulary and skills needed to facilitate their understanding of visual organization. Through the critique process students will have the opportunity to evaluate and analyze their work and the work of others. Students are responsible for purchasing their own materials for this course. Two class hours, two studio hours. (SUNY-A)

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Apply the formal design elements of line, shape, texture, value and color to a variety of sequential two-dimensional design assignments.
2. Demonstrate a proficiency with two-dimensional spatial organizational strategies using the design principles of unity, variety, balance, dominance and rhythm.
3. Develop a general knowledge of design vocabulary.
4. Apply color theory concepts to two-dimensional design problems.
5. Demonstrate proficiency with various two-dimensional media and tools as they relate to the formal elements and principles of design.
6. Apply problem-solving techniques to the design process.
7. Apply art historical concepts to studio practice.
8. Evaluate critically their work and the work of others.
9. Demonstrate the ways current technology can be used in design problem-solving.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

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Spring Semester 2018
Summer Session 2018