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2021-2022 Archived Catalog 
2021-2022 Archived Catalog

DESN-115 Intro to Design

Credits 3 / 4 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into ACRD 080 .
This course introduces students to the principles of two-dimensional design and color theory that can be applied to any medium. Through lectures and hands-on assignments, students will gain an understanding of the elements, concepts, color theory, vocabulary and skills needed to facilitate their understanding of visual organization and communication. Computer and software access will be necessary to successfully complete this course.

Course Outcomes
  • Apply the formal design elements of line, shape, texture, value and color to a variety of sequential two-dimensional design assignments.
  • Demonstrate a proficiency with two-dimensional spatial organizational strategies using the design principles of unity, variety, balance, dominance and rhythm.
  • Develop a general knowledge of design vocabulary.
  • Apply color theory concepts to two-dimensional design problems for print and screen.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with various two-dimensional software and tools as they relate to the formal elements and principles of design.
  • Apply problem-solving techniques to the design process.
  • Demonstrate the ways current technology can be used in design problem-solving.
  • Analyze and critique your creative work and the work of others.