Winter 2006

ART 210   Visual Concepts I                                       3 credits
This hands-on studio course offers the beginning art student a thorough introduction to basic composition theory and application as applied to all the contemporary fine and applied arts including: graphic design, print, film/video, computer arts, painting, sculpture and architecture. Students gain an intuitive working knowledge of how a 2-dimensional page can be visually stimulating, and effective toward a particular set of goals. Through the exclusive use of shape, form, texture, line, value and color, students investigate the dynamics of abstract connotations in their compositions. Compositions are explored through terms of objectivity, music, weight, unity, balance, asymmetry, emphasis, pattern, scale change, repetition and variety, texture, negative and positive space, light, and value. Students become fluent in the vocabulary during group discussions of projects, and will be able to analyze compositional goals throughout the field of fine and applied arts. Students will integrate these compositional issues within a color vocabulary. The color theories of Joseph Albers are examined closely, as well as full color photographic correction. Finally, students are introduced to the historical theories, including Bauhaus and Japanese art. For more information see http://www.research.umbc.edu/%7Esbradley/syllabus/foundations/ART210/ or contact sbradley@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
[0010] 9101 TuWTh......1:00pm- 4:10pm                 BRADLEY, S

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