Spring 2020 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Egan, Trey
Discipline and Number
ARTS 2380 Section 002
W Time 10:00 AM - 12:45 PM
Course Title
Visual Design Foundations

Description of Course:

Learn how the elements and principles of DESIGN work in visual communication, art and expression.

The course provides some basic instruction in Photoshop/Adobe Illustrator as well as traditional media.

The basis of all ART and EXPRESSION is the knowledge of how line, color, shape, value, texture and composition communicate attitude, mood and emotion.

The basic truths of 2D design drive everything visual, including film/movies/video, theater, interior design, visual art, advertising, urban design, and fashion design.

Empower yourself to VISUALLY COMMUNICATE what you want to say in our increasingly visual world.

Students are presented with visual problems to solve and guided towards a process or method of investigation utilizing multiplicity, comparison, and variation; search and uncertainty; and the application of analytical thinking. Assignments encourage an understanding, sensitivity, and command of the visual language. There will be individual and group critiques.

Required Texts:

This is a studio class. No textbook is required.

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

This course is a foundation requirement for most 3000 level ARTS courses.

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