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2023-2024 General Catalog 
2023-2024 General Catalog
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ART 123 - 3-D Design

Course Department: Humanities
Last Date of Approval: Spring 2021

3 Credits
Total Lecture Hours: 30
Total Lab Hours: 30
Total Clinical Hours: 0
Total Work-Based Experience Hours: 0

Course Description:
This course will introduce basic three-dimensional processes and materials as well as develop students’ ability to analyze form and space relationships. Studio projects are presented as visual problems that require application of design elements and visual critical thinking. The impact of design in a variety of fields will be explored, as well as the relationship between design and culture. Via self and class critiques, students will evaluate their own work and that of their peers. This course will allow students to utilize knowledge and skills to improve communication both in visual career fields and on a personal level. Required participation in the college art show or equivalent introduces students to proper presentation and framing methods. No prior artistic experience required.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: None

Mode(s) of Instruction: traditional/face-to-face

Credit for Prior Learning: There are no Credit for Prior Learning opportunities for this course.

Course Fees: Course Materials: $100.00

Common Course Assessment(s): Participation in college art show or equivalent is required.

Student Learning Outcomes and Objectives:

  • Employ use of the elements and principles of design to create solutions that demonstrate an understanding of fundamental visual organization and space 

  • Identify elements and principles of design to create compositions that exhibit that knowledge

  • Identify elements and principles of design and apply them to strengthen visual communication as well as convey specific messages

  • Apply basic studio concepts in work by demonstrating craftsmanship and invention

  • Examine art and design and interpret how it impacts cultural trends and our daily lives

  • Develop creative thinking and communication skills through participation in critiques

  • Create a professional portfolio and/or final exhibition that demonstrates the application of elements and principles of design

Course Objectives

  • 2-D and 3-D: Understand the difference between two-dimensional design and three-dimensional volume, space, and structure  

  • Points, Lines, Planes, Volume: Compose structures demonstrating points, lines, planes, and volume 

  • Mass and Form: Apply both traditional and non-traditional approaches to a three-dimensional form related to the concept of mass 

  • Scale and Context: Investigate the concepts of scale and proportion and explore methods of abstraction as related to scale and context 

  • Modular Units and Repetition: Investigate and apply the concepts of repetition and modular design 

  • Structures: Interpret structural design principles to solve three-dimensional problems and draw connections between design professions  

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