Fundamentals of Art and Design


This course introduces the theory and practice of the fundamentals of design. Students explore critical thinking, visual literacy, elements and principles of design, color, composition, typography and other design topics to lay a basic foundation in the visual arts. Through lectures, readings and exercises students gain knowledge of visual concepts and vocabulary, explore formal elements and principles of design, analyze iconic design to understand what makes it great, and experience different physical and digital media. Hands-on assignments will inspire students, and challenge them to explore the practice of design and art, and to work towards successful solutions through experimentation.
Curriculum Codes
  • ALP
Typically Offered
Fall Only