Sep 30, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog

ART 121 - 2-D Design Fundamentals

Class: 2 Lab: 3 Credits: 3
This foundation course covers the visual elements and principles of design including color theory. Projects in a variety of media focus on compositional organization and the development of design skills.

Prerequisite(s): Take ENG 032 , MAT 032 , RDG 100  with a minimum grade of “C” required.
Course Topics:
  • Design Elements: Line, Shape, Value, Color, Space, Texture (Illusionary), Time
  • Design Organization: Harmony, Balance, Proportion, Dominance, Movement, Economy, Contrast, Emphasis, Repetition, Rhythm, Direction, Grid, Pattern, Figure/Ground
  • Black & White Media: Pencil, Marker, Ink, Collage, Acrylic Paint
  • Color Media: Collage, Acrylic Paint
  • Prang/Artist’s Color System
  • Color Harmonies/Schemes: Complementary, Analogous, Triadic, Split Complementary, Double Split Complementary (Tetradic)

Textbook information can be found on the Book Inn Web site
Required Materials:
ART 121 Kit
Grading System:
An overall grade of C or higher is required for transferability.

A 90 - 100
B 80 - 89
C 70 - 79
D 60 - 69
F 0 - 59

Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Identify, use, and explain the basic vocabulary and concepts associated with two-dimensional design.
  2. Create projects in non-representational format that demonstrate a working knowledge of the elements of art, principles of design, color theory, and basic two-dimensional materials and processes.
  3. Establish standards of craftsmanship and presentation.
  4. Demonstrate written and oral communication skills through formal analysis, critique, and self-assessment.

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