ART 110 Syllabus Instructor:
M-W Office: C154A
Classroom: C154 Telephone: 206-287-5526
Web Page: www.seattlecentral.org/faculty/rtanzi E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Description: Introduces the elements and principles of two-dimensional design. Students practice
creative problem solving through a series of visual compositional exercises
designed to increase students’ understanding of the aesthetic and functional purposes
of design. Includes in-class laboratory/studio work, lecture/discussions, and critique
sessions. Requires additional lab or studio time outside class.
Objectives: 1) To understand the basic elements and principles of two-dimensional design.
2) To be introduced to the vocabulary involved in the study of design.
3) To learn about some basic media utilized in developing design concepts.
4) To understand the aesthetic and functional purposes of design.
5) To appreciate the continuous interaction of design and culture through time.
Textbook: No textbook is required for this class however a separate sheet with a list of
books will be handed out requiring students to choose one book to write a short
synopsis or book report (5-7 pages minimum).
Supplies: See the separate SUPPLY LIST handout.
There will be approximately 27-30 assignments over the quarter. Assignments
will be given out daily for both in-class and out-of-class assignments so
attentive attendance is required.
Students must complete, turn in on time, and receive a passing grade on a
minimum of 75% of all the assignments, complete the synopsis/book report,
and have no more than 3 absences in order to receive a passing grade for the
quarter. 3 incidences of arriving late or leaving early will count as one absence.
Quarter grades will be based on taking the total of the individual assignment
grades and dividing it by the number of assignments to find the average
A few assignments will count as 2 grades because of the extensive time involved
with some assignments.
Late assignments are accepted up to 3 days late (M-W = 1 day, W-M = 3 days)
and the grade will be lowered 1 grade step for each day late.
The 2 lowest grades on assignments (not the book report) will be dropped.
Students can redo up to 3 assignments to increase a grade. All redone assignments
must be turned in by June 9th.
STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES: Students with disabilities who have accommodation needs are required to meet with the Director of Disability Support Services, room B132, (telephone 425 564-2498) to establish their eligibility for accommodation. If you require accommodation based on a documented disability, emergency medical information to share, or need special arrangements in case of emergency evacuation, please make an appointment with me as soon as possible.
MC Escher Drawing Hands, 1948 Lithograph 28.2 x 33.2 cm (11 1/8 x 13 1/8 in.)