Aug 17, 2022  
2022-23 Catalog 
2022-23 Catalog
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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.


Quarters Typically Offered
Summer Day
Fall Day
Winter Day
Spring Day

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 20220314T08:28:56

Grading Basis Decimal Grade
Class Limit 24
Contact Hours: Lecture 55
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
  • Humanities Area II
  • Performance

Course Outline

  • Design Vocabulary 
  • Elements and principles of design
  • Composition 
  • Color Theory: 
    • Color communication
    • Color wheel
    • Color schemes
  • Design Process
  • Copyright law, plagiarism and ethics
  • 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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