ART 122 - Two Dimensional Design

Course Description

This course is an introductory course that entails deliberate visual decision-making based on the elements and principles of design on a two-dimensional surface. A variety of media including wet, dry and or digital possibilities will be a focus of this course. Demonstration, discussion and formal critiques will augment studio work.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
Demonstrate the ability to apply the general principles of design including unity/variety, balance (symmetrical, asymmetrical, radial and crystallographic), emphasis, rhythm, repetition, proportion/scale, and figure/ground relationship.
Manipulate the general elements of visual language including line, shape, volume texture and space.
Utilize the full grey scale including black and white.
Communicate issues of critical thinking skills through the creation of artworks and participation in the formal critique process.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2