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RCC Catalog 2023-2024 
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ART 115 - Basic Design (Composition)

3 Credit(s)

Course Description: Provides instruction in the basic concepts, vocabulary, and practice of design, emphasizing essential elements and principles of composition. Assignments will deal with processes of creativity, ideation, aesthetic analysis, process style and meaning. Students work primarily in black and white media, addressing the foundations of both objective and non-objective modes of visual art. Skills and experiences acquired in this studio course are applicable to fine arts, crafts and commercial design. Satisfies foundation core requirements for art and graphic design; recommended as a prerequisite for all studio courses.

Course Level: Lower Division Collegiate

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • CLO#1: Acquire the ability to freely imagine a range of possible solutions to a design problem.
  • CLO#2: Acquire technical competency in a variety of wet and dry mediums to use a full complement of design elements to fulfill compositional ideas, exploring those solutions in black, white, and value ranges. (ILO: Communication)
  • CLO#3: Recognize, discuss, and analyze other artists’ styles and design approaches using professional terminology.
  • CLO#4: Express ideas in non-objective form using symmetrical, asymmetrical, radial, and biomorphic design principles.

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