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ART2A:  DESIGN


Course Description

An introduction to the basic elements and principles of two-dimensional design. Lettering and graphics applications of design are included. Traditional and experimental materials and techniques are applied to a variety of individual projects and exercises.


Learning Outcomes

  • Create graphics and artworks utilizing compositional considerations, and design elements and principles such as: line, shape, volume, balance, emphasis economy, variety, repetition, rhythm, space, texture, value, and color.
  • Create a visual design utilizing the schemes and harmonies of color.
  • Create lettering utilizing typographic elements and principles.
  • Create a visual design that expresses a message utilizing ideas and meaning with visual content.


Last modified: November 25, 2014
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