Foundation Studies

Courses

100 Level

  • DRAW 100 Drawing I: Form and Space Course is available via eLearning
     

    DRAW 100

    Drawing I: Form and Space
    Course is available via eLearning
    Students learn basic skills and techniques for drawing from direct observation using subjects such as still life, landscape and architecture. The depiction of form, light and spatial depth is emphasized along with accurate proportion and scale. Research tools such as thumbnail sketches, quick studies, sketchbooks and digital resources are used to develop ideas. Analysis of drawings, critiques and classroom discussions build vocabulary and enrich the students’ understanding of drawing.
  • DSGN 100 Design I: Elements and Organization Course is available via eLearning
     

    DSGN 100

    Design I: Elements and Organization
    Course is available via eLearning
    Students develop an understanding of the organizational methods used in two-dimensional work. They utilize the elements and principles of design while working in black-and-white and color media. Problem solving processes and research are integrated into the development, refinement and evaluation of images. The work of professionals in a variety of art and design fields is analyzed to understand the application of two-dimensional design. The importance of presentation and craftsmanship is emphasized.
  • DRAW 101 Drawing II: Composition and Media Course is available via eLearning
     

    DRAW 101

    Drawing II: Composition and Media
    Course is available via eLearning
    This course reinforces and further develops the skills of direct observation established in Drawing I: Form and Space. Research and experimentation are utilized to refine the handling of black-and-white media, expand skills to include the use of color media, and develop drawings that integrate content, concept and composition. Prerequisite(s): DRAW 100.
  • DSGN 101 Color: Theory and Application Course is available via eLearning
     

    DSGN 101

    Color: Theory and Application
    Course is available via eLearning
    This course continues the skills developed in Design I, and develops an understanding of color properties and relationships through formal exercises, research and creative thinking. Students build a vocabulary for analyzing and identifying color and color phenomena. Concepts of color theorists and color use in a variety of fields are examined to understand the application of color theory. Prerequisite(s): DSGN 100.
  • DSGN 102 Design II: 3-D Form in Space Course is available via eLearning
     

    DSGN 102

    Design II: 3-D Form in Space
    Course is available via eLearning
    Students work with a variety of media and complete sculptural and architectural projects to learn how to manipulate 3-D forms and space. Creative problem solving skills, including research, idea generation, support drawings and maquettes, are used to develop concepts and design plans. The integration of presentation options and craftsmanship with the concept is emphasized. The analysis and critique of three-dimensional work develops vocabulary and critical thinking skills. Prerequisite(s): DSGN 100.
  • DSGN 115 Creative Thinking Strategies
     

    DSGN 115

    Creative Thinking Strategies
    Creative thinking is essential to being a successful professional. This course prepares students to identify problems as opportunities for change and innovation. Research, experimentation, concept development and analysis are the vital practices that lead to innovation. Students envision and communicate a wide range of new ideas that address specific problems. Students acquire skills and gain confidence in idea generation by working independently and collaboratively. Prerequisite(s): DSGN 102.

200 Level

  • DRAW 200 Life Drawing I
     

    DRAW 200

    Life Drawing I
    This studio course addresses the structure and anatomy of the human figure. With this foundation, students render proportion, balance, form and mass of the figure. Drawing skills developed in previous courses are further refined by using a variety of drawing media. Prerequisite(s): DRAW 101.