Basic Design

Basic design is a sequence of beginning level courses, offering an introduction to the fundamental principles of design practiced in the visual arts. These courses are part lecture and part studio work as they explore design, composition, and the expression of visual ideas. Design classes create strong foundation skills for those interested in pursuing other art classes such as drawing, painting and glass. Look at student work in Design here.

ART115, Basic Design-Two dimensional and ART116, Basic Design-Color

These 2D Design classes cover the fundamental principles of design practiced in the visual arts. Through both lecture and studio work, gain skills to use in visual communications and other art classes such as drawing, painting and glass.

ART117, Basic Design-Three Dimensional

Learn to think and make three dimensionally in this collaborative studio environment. Through very distinct projects, develop 3D design skills including techniques, vocabulary, historical knowledge, and idea generation. Examine both non western and contemporary artists working in the field. Projects include sustainable materials and time based art.

Design Studios

The design studios allows students to experiment and explore a variety of materials and medias, as they learn the "language of the visual arts." The 2D Design studio is located in Building 3, Room 105. The 3D design studio is located in Building 5, Room 100.