Nov 30, 2022  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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FD 1020 - 2D Design: Elements + Principles


Credits: 3

This freshman-level studio course introduces students to compositional aspects of two-dimensional work as they pertain to art and design practices using digital media. Through a variety of projects, students explore the fundamentals of visual organization and investigate methodologies of visual communication that include form, content, and culture. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have a greater understanding of how to develop and analyze two- dimensional, digital visual compositions.

Prerequisites: FD 1600 - Studio Seminar: Methods of Inquiry  

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • Define compositional aspects of two-dimensional work as they pertain to art and design practices using digital media.
  • Apply methodologies of visual communication through design and analysis.
  • Perform design research and visual analysis.
  • Create compositions with intentional consideration of the principles and elements of art and design.

FD 1020 Course Learning Outcome Rubric  

Required Textbooks:
Picture This: How Pictures Work, Bang, Molly  ISBN-13: 978-1452151991
Required Course Materials:
Required Materials:

  • 8 ” x 10” sketchbook or larger. You can also use 8.5” x 11” computer paper that is collected in a folder
  • Pencil, pen and/or marker
  • 4 GB flash drive or larger
  • Laptop
  • Photoshop CC, RMCAD will provide software
  • Illustrator CC, RMCAD will provide software

** Students are also responsible for printing costs. Campus students plan for $100 for printing and miscellaneous materials.

** Students are also responsible for printing costs. Online students plan for $50 for printing and miscellaneous materials.

**Materials may vary depending on th instructor, make sure to check with your professor before purchasing.

 



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