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Course Description

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Art and Design - ART 121

2D Design: Elements and Principles of Two-Dimensional Design

3 Credit Hours
3 Lecture Hours

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 TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Winter; 2021; ART AND DESIGN; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/11/2021

 1211102242D Design Elem PrinRMT3Sarris C19/31/0Open$12.00R  09:00 AM-11:54 AM WEBWEB

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday