ART 110 2-D DESIGN
Winter 2005 firstname.lastname@example.org
Pat De Caro, Instructor 425-564-2479
Two-dimensional design refers to the visual reading of composition and visual order on a plane. Through lectures, slide presentations, discussions and eventually project critiques, students work towards an understanding of fundamental design principles.
COURSE OBJECTIVES Please review these goals during the quarter.
1. Artistic development: Solve visual problems in a creative and original manner.
2. Professionalism: Presentation of projects with attention to craft and technique.
3. Conceptual understanding of basic design fundamentals: unity, spatial illusion, focal
point and other forces that influence composition. Know the text thoroughly.
4. Verbal articulation: Develop evaluation skills with an ability to express your ideas during
critiques, understand and use design terms and vocabulary.
5. Gain control of the mediums assigned.
1. Attendance is very important in this class. Be on time. Come to class prepared as class time is the studio hands-on experience . Attendance is reflected in grading. Missing 3 classes, is over 13% of the quarter. Missing more than 3 classes may result in not receiving credit for the course unless special circumstances prevail. Those students who arrive substantially late and leave early will be marked 1/2 absent.Those who attend unprepared to work will not receive credit for the day.
2. Complete in-class assignments.
3. Complete take-home assignments. Projects are due at the beginning of class for critique discussions. Projects turned in afterwards are considered late by one point. One week late projects lose 3 points. Projects are not accepted late after 2 weeks time.
4. Attention to directions.
5. Participate in class discussions and critiques.
Grading is based on assigned work which demonstrates:
1. Adherence to instructions and parameters of problems.
2. Creative and original application of design principles.
3. Total presentation of work (includes craft and idea)
A=10(exceptional) B=8.5 (good) C=7 (competent)
4. Attendance/class participation/critique participation
5. Pop Quiz
6. Design Book
You must finish 2/3 of assignments to pass this course. Participation in class includes full participation in the studio of three hours, and also, verbal contributions to class discussions.
Keep a notebook for course syllabus, material list and project handouts. Be prepared to take notes during slides and discussions. Notes are valuable for any quizs . It is your responsibility to speak with me if there are any questions, additional critiques, etc. As a teacher I can make suggestions for the direction or improvement, however, the responsibility is yours to resolve class projects.
Eating food prohibited in class room. Cell phones need to switched off.
Lockers are located in the hallways, they are shared with 3 persons to a locker. Lockers must be vacated at the end of the quarter.
If you want to transfer to a 4 year art program, a portfolio of all work is usually required. This class offers you an excellent opportunity to collect a portfolio.
STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES: Students with disabilities who have accommodation needs are required to meet with the Director of Disability Support Services, room B233G (#425-564-2498) to establish their eligibility for accommodation. In addition, students are encouraged to review their accommodation requirements with each instructor during the first week of the quarter.