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Course Description

Art and Design - ART 121

2D Design: Elements and Principles of Two-Dimensional Design (3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.

Course Description

This course examines the elements and theories of two-dimensional design. Students investigate two-dimensional works of art for effective application of the elements and principles of design. In addition, color theory is studied.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Identify how two-dimensional works of art evoke emotion within the viewer.
  • Explain how design impacts the intended audience.
  • Compare and contrast the interrelationship of design with other various art forms.
  • Summarize the elements and principles of design utilized in important two-dimensional historical works of art.
  • Identify how artists effectively use the elements and principles of design in both fine and applied art.
  • Summarize how artists apply basic color theory to two-dimensional design.
  • Explain the elements and principles of design used to create effective two-dimensional compositions.
  • Critique designs within a given set of conceptual and physical parameters.
  • Create two-dimensional work of art effectively incorporate all elements and principles of design.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2018; ART AND DESIGN; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/27/2018

 1211402232D Design Elem Prin 3Sarris C$37.000/20/0ClosedR  09:00 AM-11:54 AM F370