Design 1

Design 1
Students will develop skill in drawing as a method of visual problem solving, and in composition through the application of design principles. Concepts, terminology, and processes necessary to communicate visual ideas.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 6.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesPre-graphic design or design major, or advertising design minor.
 TaughtFall, Winter, Summer
 ProgramsContaining DESGD 145
Course Outcomes: 

Drawing Methods, Media, and Process

Students will apply methods, processes, skills and techniques for compositional sketches ("thumbnails"), observational studies, design ideation, and imaginative conceptualization.

Visual Perception, Aesthetics, and Craft

Students will demonstrate an enhanced visual perception, aesthetic sensitivity, craftsmanship, and fluency in drawing media.

Design Thinking

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

Visual Vocabulary

Students will 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 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 demonstrate understanding of color theory in compositions, showing fluency in using color to denote ideas, culture, mood, and emotion.

Design Aesthetics and Presentation

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