ART 125A Basic Design (3)
Lec-35, Lab-70, field trips
Credit, Degree Applicable
ADVISE: Completion/concurrent enrollment in ART 130A
An introduction to the basic components of two-dimensional design: subject, form, content, with a focus on their dynamic interrelation. Through observation, analysis, discussion of traditional and contemporary approaches in fine and commercial arts, students learn to apply the elements and principles of visual organization to creative projects using various media.
C-ID ARTS 100
All sections will charge a material fee of $10.00
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Distinguish, explore, employ and organize design elements (line, shape, value, texture, color) to create unified space in two-dimensional compositions.
- Outcome 2: Formulate own ideas, in response to assignments given, through research, visual references and rough sketches, to create finished 2D artworks that integrate elements of design with principles of visual organization for effective visual communication.
- Outcome 3: Apply technical skills using a variety of basic art materials and processes (pencils, markers, ink, collage, paints, and current technologies as relevant) to create 2D artworks in response to projects assigned in the course.
- Outcome 4: Analyze, compare and contrast the visual dynamics in various 2D works with respect to process, purpose, subject, form, content, and context.
- Outcome 5: Identify, appraise, and articulate, using language with correct art vocabulary, the visual dynamics found in own work and in the works of peers in critiques, and in examples of artworks provided in classroom learning activities.
- Outcome 6: Evaluate and improve own creative work in response to feedback provided by the instructor and by peers in critiques.
- Outcome 7: Acquire overall visual literacy and art historical awareness through the introduction of a broad range of traditional and contemporary approaches in fine and commercial arts.
- Outcome 8: Synthesize the visual mechanics of 2D space in preparation for more advanced coursework in the field of art.
- Outcome 9: Demonstrate the ability to engage in cognitive processes essential to critical thinking- a skill beneficial in all disciplines- through constant analysis of the interrelations between a whole and its parts that lead to the construction of well-designed and sound structures.