Design Fundamentals is directed at investigating the core elements of Art and Design. The class will provide a launching pad for your work in the creative arts, and will serve as a solid foundation as you tackle future courses. You will learn to recognize the issues that influence the way we see and investigate solutions with studio based projects, building your vocabulary and strengthening your ability to discuss complex facets of visual languages. Across the semester, we will look at historical precedents and accomplished works. Overall, the course provides a solid foundation in design thinking and process, an approach that will help to identify areas of strength and potential in your own works.
Any materials necessary for the first class meeting will be communicated to enrolled students by the instructor in advance. Otherwise, materials and supplies will be covered in the first class meeting.