Sep 29, 2020  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog
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AH 1000 - Introduction to Art + Visual Design


Credits: 3

This entry-level course introduces students to the disciplines of art and design through the exploration of various academic topics within the fields. Lectures, readings, and discussions investigate topics such as what defines art and how artists and designers engage within the framework of time and space. Students explore art and design through content, aesthetic values, and explorations of visual critical thinking. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be versed in the formal elements and principles of design; the various types of media found within the visual arts and design disciplines; the art market; and art historical categorical divisions. Additionally, students will obtain elementary knowledge of art criticism, theory, and methodologies.

Prerequisites: none

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • Students identify and define the elements and principles of design as well as the various types of media found within the visual arts and design disciplines.
  • Students recognize some of the tenets of art criticism, theory, and methodologies.
  • Students demonstrate critical thinking skills, defined as the capacity to challenge assumptions, contextualize information, identify problems, conceptualize responses.
  • Students demonstrate writing skills, which encompasses thesis statement, organization, conclusion, grammar, syntax, spelling, and adheres to CMS formatting.

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