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2023-2024 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ART 102 - 2D Processes


Units: 3
Introduction to two-dimensional art, design and composition, including basic principles and elements of line, shape, texture, value, color and spatial illusion in traditional and digital media. Students practice ideation and critical thinking processes used to design, analyze, and produce imagery.

Possible Instructional Methods: On-ground.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring


Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
 

  1. Demonstrate a working knowledge and understanding of the basic elements of a two-dimensional art, including line, shape, scale, texture, value, color and spatial illusion;
  2. Demonstrate a working knowledge and understanding of the organizing principles of two-dimensional art, including balance, proportion, repetition, contrast, harmony, unity, point of emphasis, and visual movement;
  3. Independently produce visual compositions and problem-solving projects that successfully incorporate the basic elements and organizing principles of two-dimensional art;
  4. Make individual aesthetic decisions and judgments related to their own artwork;
  5. Skillfully use a variety of artistic materials, techniques and tools, including capturing, editing, compositing and printing photographs with professional imaging software;
  6. Translate ideas and visual experience into images using both formal and conceptual approaches;
  7. Discuss, critique and evaluate their own two-dimensional compositions, as well as those of their classmates;
  8. Discuss and write a critical evaluation of two-dimensional art using the appropriate vocabulary and terminology pertaining to the basic elements and organizing principles of two-dimensional art and design;
  9. Examine, compare and analyze historical and contemporary examples of two-dimensional art, within a global context.




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