Tompkins Cortland Community College

ART 117 - Design I for Electronic Media


This course introduces the basic visual vocabulary of the principles and elements of two-dimensional design and provides a variety of experiences addressing the creative application of design concepts utilizing digital media in place of traditional artistic media. Projects, lectures, and critiques address the development of compositional, conceptual, and aesthetic problem solving. Critiques, written analysis, and class discussions provide opportunities to analyze the design process, principles and elements of design, concept development, composition, color systems, the basics of typography, and designing with type and image. The use of software for the creation of vector graphics is the main application utilized in the creation of student assignments, with an emphasis on building imagery utilizing shapes, manipulating points and paths, and both freehand and precise plotted points vector drawing. The use of software for creation of raster graphics is also introduced. Prerequisites: Prior completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, ENGL 100 or ESL 120/121/122. 3 Cr. (2 Lec. 2 Lab.) Fall and spring semesters.