ARTS 140 - Two-Dimensional Design & Color
3 Credit: (2 lecture, 2 lab, 0 clinical) 4 Contact Hours:
This course is an introduction to the fundamental concepts of two-dimensional design and color theory. Students will explore design concepts through lectures, readings, discussions, hands-on studio assignments, critiques, and written assignments that will develop the students’ sense of design and color as it relates to graphic design and fine art. This course is applicable for students interested in pursuing either fine arts, or digital arts degrees.
OFFERED: fall and spring semesters
Course Goals/ Objectives/ Competencies:
Goal 1: Examine language and design principles within a composition.
- Identify the Gestalt principles within a composition.
- Define basic vocabulary terms related to elements of principles of design and color.
- Explore methods of creating space in a composition while building greater awareness of the relationship between the picture plane and illusionary space.
Goal 2: Demonstrate artistic principles.
- Demonstrate the elements and principles of design in original compositions.
- Solve creative problems using design and color fundamentals.
- Critique compositions through oral and written communications.
Goal 3: Demonstrate the principles of Color Theory.
- Apply color theory to create original compositions.
- Critique physical and psychological aspects of color through comparative analysis.
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