ART 124 - Three Dimensional Design

Course Description

This course is an introductory course that entails deliberate decision-making based on the elements and principles of design within a three-dimensional space. A variety of media including traditional and non-traditional materials may be utilized through additive and subtractive methods. Historical and contemporary references may be used to investigate techniques and stimulate discussion toward conceptualizing, visualizing and execution. 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 within three dimensional space.
Manipulate and fabricate a variety of materials.
Articulate how design elements and principles may influence perception conceptually and aesthetically.
Utilize site-specific location, light and space.
Practice critical thinking skills through the production and evaluation of artwork.

Credit Hours: 3

Lab Hours: 5

Course Prerequisites: REA 050 or appropriate score on placement test.