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Visual Communication I/II

This project-based studio develops hand-drawing skills as a core skill and primary means by which to engage in the process of ideation and communication. Students develop skills in sketching and rendering with emphasis on form, perspective, dimensionality, and surface characteristics. Students explore varied media techniques to foster personal vision and style. Course projects complement the main Design Studio I/II projects.

Co-requisite for PRDS 200/201 Design Studio

Forms & Structures I/II

Focuses on the principles and elements of three-dimensional design as it relates to form and structure in product design. Students develop their aesthetic eye and solution finding skills through invention, construction and the application of organizational principals that bring unity and visual solutions to objects and the space in which they reside. In class projects complement the main Design Studio I/II projects.

Co-requisite for PRDS 200/201 Design Studio

Integrated Design I/II

Students develop their individual creative process through the exploration and manipulation of materials and methods to express a visual response to a theme or content. Demonstrations and hands-on projects expose students to a variety of materials and methods as means to stimulate curiosity, exploration, invention and solution finding and developing a personal vision.

Design Studio I/II

 

Students master the elements of visual literacy and organizational principals and apply them to the product design and development process. Design intent is emphasized through the meaningful manipulation of line, plane, volume, value, texture and color in 2D and 3D projects.  Students present their work in a series of critique sessions to faculty and industry professionals.

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