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Principles of Design

Principles of Design

foundation principles of design


FNDT115     2 credits
A sequenced investigation into the dynamics of various organizing principles using traditional and contemporary media (i.e. photography, photo-copying, computer graphics, etc.).  Students learn fundamentals of value manipulation as determinants of visual order.  Elements of visual literacy provide a basis for the study of compositional fundamentals, including focal point(s), directional elements, and visual weight.


With this course students may elect to take the photography/technology option Two-Dimensional section.

Value Step Scales using Graphite Pencil (video tutorial)