Explore the basic design principles and sources of design inspiration fundamental to all visual arts through readings, discussion, and design exercises. This visual design theory course introduces the core concepts of visual design: the visual elements, the principles of design, and the creative process. Composition issues and strategies that are valid in all areas of visual design are explored through examples, exercises, critiques, and creative projects. Engage with and refine your creative problem-solving skills. Work to understand and analyze design problems, developing distinctive concept statements and then creating and refining designs that manifest that concept.
You'll Walk Away with
- A working vocabulary of art, design, and visual communication terminology
- Competency with various design forms, elements, traits of elements, and formal relationships
- Those working in graphic design, interior design, web and interactive design, and theatre design
- Those in the fine arts, art therapy, advertising, and marketing fields