Visual Literacy

Visual Literacy
Understand basic principles of design aesthetics and their application to two and three dimensional compositions. Develop a design vocabulary used to present, critique, and defend aesthetics.
 Hours1.5 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 3.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesInDes 131, 132, 133 concurrent in the same semester.
 TaughtFall Term 1, Winter Term 1
 ProgramsContaining INDES 130
Course Outcomes


Students should:

  • Understand basic design vocabulary of principles and elements of design
  • Understand both 2D and 3D aesthetic principles as they relate to industrial design
  • Understand basic visual presentation skills


Students should be able to:

Apply principles of design to create aesthetic 2D and 3D Compositions

Apply basic software skills in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop

Discuss and critique both 2D and 3D compositions using design terminalogy