DESIL 352

Environment Design

Design College of Fine Arts and Communications

Course Description

Extensive study of painting various environments on location, applying advanced concepts in color theory and composition. Projects include color studies in both traditional and digital media, perspective drawing, and imaginative environment illustrations, combining observation of nature with visual reference and research.

When Taught

Fall

Grade Rule

Standard Grade Rule: A B C D E I

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

6

Fixed

0

Other Prerequisites

Illustration or animation BFA majors only.

Fee

23

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to proficiently apply outdoor painting concepts, methods, and techniques involving oils and/or watercolors such as principles of natural light and the theory of varied environmental conditions. Students will also be able to apply their knowledge of the history and contemporary practice of plein-air painting.

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to paint successfully observed studies of the natural landscape en plein air and utilize the practice in the creative process to develop studio illustrations. Students will also be able to gather, interpret, and utilize supplemental photographic landscape reference.

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to apply principles of design, composition, light and shadow, linear and atmospheric perspectives, and color theory to outdoor studies and studio illustrations. Students will be able to use color as a narrative and thematic tool and apply it consistently throughout a series of sequential pieces.

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to appreciate the order and beauty of the natural environment, the aesthetics of light and color, and the environment as an artistic subject to communicate uplifting narratives, themes, and concepts.