ARTD201. DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS (4 CR.: 0 LEC; 8 STU)

This design fundamental course introduces ideas, methodologies, principles, and skills that comprise a common knowledge base important to all design disciplines. These fundamentals foster a multidisciplinary design experience among students and prepare them to move to the next level.Coursework explores basic design elements and processes of visual communication, through exercises that improve visual and manual drawing skills. These exercises encompass format, line, pattern, proportion, scale, and texture, as well as interpretation of space (edge, perspective, dimension), and conceptualization.