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    The University of the Arts
  Feb 24, 2018
2011-2012 University Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FNDP 151 - Two Dimensional Design Principles

3 credits
This course introduces the fundamental language of the visual arts within the two-dimensional plane, The first semester defines and investigates the visual elements of point, line, shape, pattern and value. These fundamental elements are analyzed as independent units and brought together supporting and animating one another in a variety of formats. The investigation of compositional forces, interactions of shape with format, historic origins, mathematical structures, time-based and sequential concepts are explored. Perceptual skills are developed using a variety of traditional and digital media. Examination of principles of movement in two-dimensional space using animated imagery and digital animation software is incorporated. The discovery of the power of the underlying fundamentals and their application defines the more complex subject of this class.

Open to Foundation majors only.