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ART 101 - Design I: Two Dimensional

5 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.


Designed to Serve Designed to serve as a foundational course for students in Art, Visual Communication, Drafting Design and Interior Design as well as the general student population.
Active Date 20190612T13:21:45

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 25
Contact Hours: Lecture 55
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
  • Humanities Area II
  • Performance

Course Outline
Module 1: Design Vocabulary 

Module 2: Elements and principles of design

Module 3: Composition 

Module 4: Color Theory: 
-Color communication
-Color wheel
-Color schemes

Module 5: Design Process

Module 6: Copyright law, plagiarism and ethics

Module 7: Present and critique

Student Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate the use of elements and principles in two-dimensional design

Choose and utilize colors effectively in design projects based on color theory

Produce original art forms that exhibit development of design process methodologies

Critique original artwork using proper design vocabulary

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