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FD 1020 / PCFD 1020 (Pre-College Program)
2D Design: Elements + Principles
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2D Design: Elements + Principles

FD 1020 / PCFD 1020 (Pre-College Program) (3 CREDITS)

This freshman level studio course introduces students to compositional aspects of two-dimensional work as they pertain to art and design practices using digital media. Through a variety of projects, students explore the fundamentals of visual organization, and investigate methodologies of visual communication that include form, content, and culture. Upon completion of this course students will have a greater understanding of how to develop and analyze two-dimensional, digital visual compositions.

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FD 1030 / PCFD 1030 (Pre-College Program)
Design Lab: 2D Design
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Design Lab: 2D Design

FD 1030 / PCFD 1030 (Pre-College Program) (0 CREDITS)

This entry-level Design Lab is for all students enrolled in 2D Design. The lab is designed to support students who are new to digital technologies in understanding the fundamental skills used within 2D Design. Through self-paced technical exercises and “how-to-guides” students will develop key skills essential to completing 2D Design successfully. Co-requisite: FD 2D Design: Elements and Principles

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FD 1120
Topics in Color
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Topics in Color

FD 1120 (3 CREDITS)

This freshman level course introduces students to the relationships between color, perception, and space as it pertains to art and design practices. Through hands-on studio projects, students investigate how color is utilized within design strategies, as it relates to properties of color, color psychology, spatial perception, and cultural significance while studying the historic evolution of color systems. Upon successful completion of this course, students will recognize and demonstrate the impact of color in the compositional aspect of design, and utilize color as a creative element in the design process.

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FD 1275
Drawing I
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Drawing I

FD 1275 (3 CREDITS)

This course introduces students to methods of structural-based drawing through rigorous observational practices. With an emphasis on composition, ideas such as light, shade, value contrast, proportion, texture, mass, volume, and technique are introduced. Utilizing the study of natural and man-made objects, students become familiar with one-, two-, and three-point perspective. At the conclusion of this course, the students demonstrate improved knowledge and skills in translating what is observed from life into a 2D picture plane.

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FD 1280
Drawing II
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Drawing II

FD 1280 (3 CREDITS)

This course introduces students to methods of structural-based drawing through rigorous observational practices. With an emphasis on composition, ideas such as light, shade, value contrast, proportion, texture, mass, volume, and technique are introduced. Utilizing the study of natural and man-made objects, students become familiar with one-, two-, and three-point perspective. At the conclusion of this course, the students demonstrate improved knowledge and skills in translating what is observed from life into a 2D picture plane.

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FD 1370
Life Drawing I
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Life Drawing I

FD 1370 (3 CREDITS)

This course focuses on the basic anatomy of the human figure. Students improve their understanding of figure drawing through the studies of skeletal structures and muscle masses. Issues such as foreshortening, accurate proportion, lighting, and composition are explored.

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FD 1380
Life Drawing II
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Life Drawing II

FD 1380 (3 CREDITS)

This course introduces students to expressive issues in drawing the human figure. Students learn to analyze the figure in terms of planes, masses, shapes, action, proportion, rhythm and personal mark making. Areas covered include: gesture, quick sketch, long poses, foreshortening, and composition.

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FD 1600
Seminar: Methods of Inquiry
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Seminar: Methods of Inquiry

FD 1600 (3 CREDITS)

This required entry-level seminar combines ideation methodologies and studio practice as a holistic introduction to the visual arts. This early interdisciplinary experience lays the foundation for active and critical reflection and engagement. The course focuses on critical thinking, problem solving, and visual strategies utilized in studio practices. These methods and processes are supported by lectures, class discussions, research, and writing. Additionally, the course is complemented by hands-on studio projects that draw on creative and critical skills, and critiques, which are executed both individually and collaboratively. Lectures and discussions will be the springboard for creative manifestations. Essential to core studio work, students will have an enhanced understanding of conceptual thinking, problem solving and culture as it relates to the visual arts. Prerequisites: none

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FD 2130
3D Design: Space + Materiality
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3D Design: Space + Materiality

FD 2130 (3 CREDITS)

This course explores theories and practices of three-dimensional design. Students use a variety of materials, processes, and techniques to explore fundamental issues such as volume mass, gravity, tension, compression, light, color, and structure.

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FD 2210
4D Design: Stills to Motion
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4D Design: Stills to Motion

FD 2210 (3 CREDITS)

This sophomore level studio course introduces students to key concepts and practices of time-based works. Through a variety of projects, students explore the elements of the moving image through serial, sequential, and narrative ordering. Additionally, students will examine the relationships between sound and image, historic contexts, as well as, approaches and advancements within the field of time- based works. Upon the completion of the course students will have a greater understanding of the visual language of time-based works. Prerequisites: FD1020 2D Design: Elements + Principles, FD1600 Seminar: Methods of Inquiry

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FD 2300
Foundations Sophomore Portfolio Review
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Foundations Sophomore Portfolio Review

FD 2300 (0 CREDITS)

Students who have completed 45-60 credit hours are required to participate in a sophomore portfolio review. Students will present original art and design work from Foundations courses where faculty evaluate mastery of foundational skills, and identify strengths and areas of improvement. Art and design work will illustrate competency in visual elements and principles of design, drawing, color theory, and three-dimensional fundamentals. Upon successful completion of the Sophomore Portfolio Review, students transition into their major course of study. This course is Pass/Fail. The sophomore portfolio review is scheduled when the student has earned 45-60 credits. The review is pass / fail and required for students to move into upper division courses (3000-level) Students who fail either Sophomore Portfolio Review or the Major-Specific Portfolio Review must schedule and retake the portfolio review within 30 days.

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FD 2510
Special Topics
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Special Topics

FD 2510 (3 CREDITS)

This elective course is open to all levels of students and examines specific topics not otherwise covered in the campus curriculum. Specific topics and faculty will be announced prior to registration. Students will develop projects that encompass the topic at hand. Prerequisites: none

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