First Year Experience (FYE)

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COURSE DESCRIPTION


In order to invent visual languages and formulate fresh ideas, contemporary artists and designers find materials in the world around them on which to base their creative explorations. In this introductory color and design course, students will investigate visual organization principles and color interaction while experimenting with processes using found materials. Working in an experimental and iterative manner, with materials ranging from paint to print and from lens to light, students begin to develop their own visual language as they increase their understanding of color and design.

 

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLO)

At the conclusion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of basic design and color concepts and practices.
  • Demonstrate purposeful application of visual organizational principles.
  • Demonstrate ability to use analog and digital processes in order to construct meaning.
  • Demonstrate an ability to use design and color in multiple dimensions.
  • Consider cross cultural and intercultural learning in the classroom as a local, national and global learning space.

 

CONSISTENCY GUIDELINES

Student Learning Outcome Required Content
Demonstrate understanding of basic design and color concepts and practices
  • Multiple Compositions with Value
    • Sample Lesson Plans
Demonstrate purposeful application of visual organizational principles.
  • Creating Space with values
    • Sample Lesson Plans

Demonstrate ability to use analog and digital processes in order to construct meaning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Digital Competencies
    • Basic composite imaging
      • image size/resolution/file type/saving/exporting
      • Combining two or more images together
      • Layer blending modes
      • Making and working with selections (cutting and pasting)
      • How to make a new document (specify size and resolution in Photoshop)
    • Basic vector drawing
      • How to make a new document (specify size etc), save and export Illustrator files
      • How to use the color well (stroke and fill) to add color to objects
      • How to make and arrange basic objects (shapes, text, lines etc)
      • Difference between vectors and bitmaps

Demonstrate an ability to use design and color in multiple dimensions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Color Theory
    • Color Wheel
    • Color Vocabulary 
      • Complementary
      • Analogous
      • Cross complements
      • Simultaneous contrast
      • Warm and Cool
  • Color Practice
    • Albers
      • Two colors look like one
      • One color looks like two
      • Transparency
      • Warm and cool shifts
    • Color Mixing
      • Additive
      • Subtractive
    • Sample Lesson Plans
Consider cross cultural and intercultural learning in the classroom as a local, national and global learning space.

Determined by the Professor

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