Establishes a foundation of contemporary design practice and theory in an historical context. Students develop skill in visual problem solving, analytical thinking, and craftsmanship through application of design principles and color theory in compositional problems.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 2.0 Lecture, 4.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesPre-graphic design, pre-illustration, pre-photography, pre-design, pre-ARTED major/minor status.
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring, Summer
 ProgramsContaining DES 115
Course Outcomes

Design Thinking

Students will be able to apply creative, analytical, and critical thinking to solve visual problems through the design process.

Visual Vocabulary

Students will be able to express, analyze, and discuss visual ideas using language that demonstrates understanding of visual concepts and terms as well as appreciate the central role of visual communication and ideas in creative design.

Design Theory and Practice

Students will be able to demonstrate fluency in fundamentals of two-dimensional design theory by applying design principles in compositional exercises, including unity, variety, balance, emphasis, rhythm etc.

Color Theory and Application

Students will be able to express mood and emotion visually by understanding and applying principles of color theory in compositions.

Design Aesthetics and Presentation

Students will be able to exhibit good organization, craftsmanship, presentation and taste in design exercises, projects, and assignments.