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 Course Title:   Two Dimensional Color and Design

 Title Abbreviation:   2D DESIGN

 Department:    ART

 Course #:    111

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5.5

 CIP:    500401

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014

 Course Description  

An introduction to the fundamental principles and elements of two dimensional design. This course will emphasize visual communication through studio work, discussion and analysis.



Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 44

Lab: 22

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Humanities, Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
CWU 170
Other Transfers to 3 BIS as GURs
U of W 123
WSU 103
WWU 120

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify the ways in which the design principles and elements influence effective visual communication.
  2. Use the design process and technical skills for developing two-dimensional compositions.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of theories behind the interaction of the design principles and elements in two-dimensional compostitions.
  4. Critically analyze compostitions using the vocabulary of the discipline.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.6 Recognize, comprehend, and use visual communication appropriate to a given context.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.1 Identify ethical and healthy choices and apply these personally, socially, academically, and professionally.

7. Aesthetics & Creativity

Definition: Interpreting human experience through engagement with creative processes and aesthetic principles.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
7.1 Demonstrate an understanding of the creative process.
7.2 Demonstrate knowledge of aesthetic principles.

Course Contents

  1. Using lectures, guest lectures, electronic media and gallery and/or museum visits, students will examine the diverse ways visual communication occurs.
  2. Using studio and group exercises students will explore the two-dimensional design process and create projects that reflect an understanding of the design principles and elements.
  3. Students will create projects that demonstrate an understanding of two-dimensional design theories.
  4. Using group exercises, exams, self assessments and open critique sessions, students will analyze their work.