Jan 21, 2020  
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
    
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog

ART2130 FOUNDATION DESIGN 2D COURSE PROCEDURE


ART2130 FOUNDATION DESIGN 2D

3 Credit Hours

Student Level:

This course is open to students on the college level in either the freshman or sophomore year.

Catalog Description:

ART 2130 - Foundation Design 2D (3 hrs.)

This foundation studio course will provide a solid background in compositional principles and design vocabulary as they apply to two-dimensional problems. The course will focus on the development of research skills, technical applications, execution skills, perceptual understandings, conceptual ideation, plus visual and verbal communication and presentation skills. Studio activities will be developmental and sequential in nature to foster creative thinking and problem solving skills. This course is required of all art and graphic design majors.

Course Classification:

Studio

Prerequisites:

None

Controlling Purpose:

This foundation studio course will provide a solid background in compositional principles and design vocabulary as they apply to two-dimensional problems.  The course will focus on the development of research skills, technical applications, execution skills, perceptual understandings, conceptual ideation, plus visual and verbal communication and presentation skills.  Studio activities will be developmental and sequential in nature to foster creative thinking and problem solving skills.

Learner Outcomes:

The student will:

  1. Understand and use the vocabulary of visual design in discussing works of art.
  2. Understand and apply the general concepts of visual design to the creation of works of art.
  3. Show evidence through application the use of the elements of design.
  4. Show evidence through application the use of the principles of design.
  5. Develop craft skills in the creation of works of art.

Unit Outcomes for Criterion Based Evaluation:

The following defines the minimum core content not including the final examination period. Instructors may add other content as time allows.

UNIT 1:  Application of the Visual Elements of Art

Outcomes: The student will understand and use line, form and color to solve visual problems.

  • Explore and experiment with the use of line in existing and original compositions.
  • Explore and experiment with the use of shape and form in existing and original compositions.
  • Explore and experiment with the use of space in existing and original compositions.
  • Explore and experiment with the use of texture in existing and original compositions.
  • Explore and experiment with the use of value in existing and original compositions.

UNIT 2:  Application of the Visual Principles of Art

Outcomes: The student will understand and use the principles of design to solve visual problems.

  • Explore and experiment with the use of repetition in existing and original compositions.
  • Explore and experiment with the use of rhythm in existing and original compositions.
  • Explore and experiment with the use of space in existing and original compositions.
  • Explore and experiment with the use of economy in existing and original compositions.
  • Explore and experiment with the use of emphasis in existing and original compositions.

UNIT 3:  Introduction to Creative Problem Solving in Design

Outcomes: The student will understand and use an iterative process in the creation of original design solutions.

  • Develop and execute a research plan in response to a design problem.
  • Will generate a variety of original and creative ideas in response to a design problem.
  • Will critique and analyze the ideas and select appropriate ones to explore further in response to a design problem.
  • Will fully develop and craftily execute the chosen solution to a design problem.
  • Will present the solution to peers for critique.

UNIT 4: Introduction to Application of Color in Design

Outcomes: The student will understand and use color to solve visual problems.

  • Explore and experiment with the characters of color in existing and original compositions.
  • Explore and experiment with psychological implications of color in existing and original compositions.
  • Explore and experiment with the sociological implications of color existing and original compositions.
  • Explore and experiment with color interactions in existing and original compositions.

Projects Required:

10

Textbook:

Contact Bookstore for current textbook.

Materials/Equipment Required:

Attendance Policy:

Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Grading Policy:

The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Maximum class size:

Based on classroom occupancy

Course Time Frame:

The U.S. Department of Education, Higher Learning Commission and the Kansas Board of Regents define credit hour and have specific regulations that the college must follow when developing, teaching and assessing the educational aspects of the college.  A credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally-established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester hour of credit or an equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time.  The number of semester hours of credit allowed for each distance education or blended hybrid courses shall be assigned by the college based on the amount of time needed to achieve the same course outcomes in a purely face-to-face format.

Refer to the following policies:

402.00 Academic Code of Conduct

263.00 Student Appeal of Course Grades

403.00 Student Code of Conduct

Disability Services Program: 

Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented disability.  If a student has a disability, which may impact work in this class which requires accommodations, contact the Disability Services Coordinator.