Course Abstract Details

ART-105, 2-D Design

Credits: 3

Course Description

ART-105, 2-D Design, develops the use of formal elements and principles through assigned projects. Emphasis is on original, well-crafted rendering, adherence to project specs, and analytical assessment of skills through critique. This course is intended for students who will be taking additional art courses which involve applications of the concepts developed in 2-D Design, and for those taking certain computer graphics programs. Prerequisite: ART-101 or two years of high school art, or permission of the instructor, and exemption of READ-091. Two hours lecture/two hours lab each week. Three credits. Three billable hours. Offered Fall and Spring terms.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

Course Objectives Upon successful completion of Art 105 (C or better), the student will have met the following objectives: 

1. Demonstrate the importance of presentation: matting, mounting and display of projects by originating and maintaining a cleanly crafted and functioning portfolio. (GE 7/PG 5) 

2. Demonstrate understanding of the elements and principles of design by successfully isolating and manipulating each in assigned projects. (GE 5/PG 2) 

3. Demonstrate effective articulation of design concepts and perform evaluation of designs in both verbal, written and studio assignments. (GE 1/PG 3) 

4. Demonstrate ability to interpret and adhere to project goals and specs as assigned. (GE 2/PG 1) 

5. Demonstrate appreciation for and understanding of historical and cultural influences in design aesthetic. (GE 7/PG 4) 

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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