ELEMENTS OF DESIGN
- Program: Arts
- Course: Elements of Design
- Course #: ARTS2000
- Total Credits: 3
Course DescriptionThis course is an overview of basic design processes through a historical perspective. Students will explore how the elements and principles of design have changed and evolved over time and place. Through the application of key design theories and theorists, this course illuminates the patterns and trends that designers draw upon in creating new work and illustrates the impact of design on modern life, commerce, and culture.
Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.
Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).
The following goals will be addressed in the course.
Distinguish design from other areas of the arts
Distinguish between 'design as process' and 'design as drawing'
Describe the early history of design
Contrast the design elements and principles of key historic periods
Evaluate the impact of historical periods on design
Explain the role design has had on culture and commerce throughout history
Identify how design is used to convey ideas
Evaluate the social construction of design
Explain Experimentalism and Anti-Design
Create designs using elements and principles of specific historical periods
Integrate design elements and principles in a created work