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