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ARTH017: Exploring Visual Design

Credits: 0.5 units/5 hours
4 Evaluations, 3 Projects, 2 Progress Tests

UC a-g Approved

This course introduces the student to the basic elements and principles of design, taking the student on a visual journey that includes an exploration of line, shape, color, space, texture, balance, unity, contrast, emphasis, pattern, and movement and rhythm as they apply to the visual arts, and the ways in which artists use these to achieve a desired effect or outcome. Students will learn to recognize the elements and principles of design in everyday objects, works of art, and architecture from around the world. It is highly suggested that students have Internet access so that they can view the artworks in color and access the websites provided to take full advantage of the resources included in this course. There is no kit supplied for this course.

Course Materials

Textbook: Exploring Visual Design, 4th Edition (ISBN: 9781615280223) Note: This textbook may not be available through Follett Virtual Campus bookstore. You can use the ISBN listed to source it elsewhere.

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