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The Foundations Program

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Theories and Practices in Art and Design: Goals and Objectives

AD 485: Theories and Practices in Art and Design Goal and Objectives Core competencies: Analyze and evaluate the...

Theories and Practices of Art & Design

AD 485: Theories and Practices in Art and Design "Examination of the methods, production, values, philosophy, and critical ...

Social Structures: Goals and Objectives

AD 270: Social Structures Goals and Objectives Core competencies Understand the relationship of the artist and d...

Social Structures

AD 270: Social Structures “Comparative study of cultural products, social structures, and visual conditioning and its evol...

Visual Structures: Goals and Objectives

AD 175: Visual Structures Goal and Objectives Core competencies Apply visual structures as fundamental elemen...

Visual Structures

AD 175: Visual Structures “Study of design in relation to visual perception and communication.” Visual Structures is the se...

Physical Structures: Goals and Objectives

AD 160: Physical Structures Goals and Objectives Core competencies Comprehend physical structures as elements that are fundam...

Physical Structures

AD 160: Physical Structures “Introduction to the methods of construction and production of art forms within a societal context.” ...

Master Concepts List, Categorical

Physical Structures: Space Height Width Depth Change (time) Volume Motion Velocity Acceleration Momentum Dyn...

Master Concepts List: Glossary

Acceleration Additive Color Analagous Colors Apparent Texture Asymmetry Atmospheric Perspective Axis Balance Brightness Change...

Overview of the Foundations Program

Goals of the Foundations Program The School of Art and Design prepares students for participation in the professional fields of art, design...

Common Fate

Common Fate - Common fate is a Gestalt concept the refers to the visual tendency to group shapes together if the shapes move in a similar di...

Focal Point

Focal Point - The Focal Point is a specific part or area of a work that gains visual prominance. The focal point is usually used as an attem...

Tangent

A tangent exists when two elements barely touch, but do not overlap. A viewer may find it difficult to tell which element is in front of the othe...

Balance

Balance (visual) - Balance is the intuitive optical equilibrium between parts of a composition. Visual balance cannot be measured and is a c...

Rhythm

Rhythm (visual) - Rhythm is the sense of movment that is established through repetition of shapes. Visual rhythm is similar to musical rhyth...

Continuity

Continuity - Continuity is a Gestalt concept that refers to the visual tendency to create continuous figures. Continuity is most commonl...

Symmetry

Symmetry - Symmetry refers to visual elements mirrored to the other half of the surface or form, in the case of 3-dimensional objects. Symme...

Unity

Unity - Unity implies structure and stability within a composition. It takes the separate elements and creates a whole. Unity differs from...