UT Dallas 2012 Undergraduate Catalog

ARTS2380 - 2D Design Foundations

ARTS 2380 (ARTS 1311) 2D Design Foundations (3 semester hours) This course provides a foundation for most 3000-level art courses. Digital technology and traditional studio materials will be used to explore various topics, strategies and themes as related to the history of design, current design concepts, and the making of a visual image. This course will introduce the elements and principles of design (line, shape, value, texture, color, etc.; unity, emphasis, balance, motion, etc.) and emphasize how these ideas work together to communicate attitudes, emotions, and structure in an image. (0-3) Y