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2019-2020 Course Catalog 
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ART 1025 - 3D Design

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 2 Lab 2
Course Description: This course is a foundation level study of the principles and elements of three-dimensional design. Students use a variety of media and art techniques to explore three-dimensional design; form, line, plane, volume, mass, space, texture, light, and time. Projects emphasize a working creative method for problem solving in three-dimensions as well as a general knowledge of historical and contemporary design issues.
MnTC Goals
6 Humanities/Fine Arts

Prerequisite(s): None
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. What is 3D design?
  2. Historical Overview
  3. Visual Elements: Form Line Plane Volume Mass Space Texture Light Time
  4. Design Principles: Gestalt Unity and Variety Balance Scale and Proportion Repetition and Rhythm Emphasis
  5. Three Dimensional Materials and Methods: Choice of materials Connections and transitions Materials and Meanings
  6. Introduction to Color theory Defining Color Color theory Color Physics Color Schemes Color Composition and Meaning
  7. Concepts and Critical Thinking Cultivating Creativity, Creative Process Developing Critical Thinking Problem Seeking and Solving, Sketch Process Meaning: Subject, Form, and Content Critique

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. Create three dimensional projects using the principles and elements of three-dimensional design
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the terms and concepts common to three-dimensional design and sculpture
  3. Evaluate a three-dimensional work of art using the basic principles of three-dimensional design
  4. Identify the elements of three-dimensional design in various works of art and in a variety of media
  5. Develop effective solutions to three-dimensional design assignment problems using research, process sketches and idea generation
  6. Recognize the principles of color theory
  7. Apply the principles of color theory to three-dimensional projects
  8. Demonstrate verbally and through writing, an understanding of the cultural/social/historical context that influence three-dimensional design and the arts
  9. Develop individual creative process, idea generation and personal expression through guided exercises and assignments

Competency 1 (1-6)
06. 01. Demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities.
06. 02. Understand those works as expressions of individual and human values within an historical and social context.
06. 03. Respond critically to works in the arts and humanities.
06. 04. Engage in the creative process or interpretive performance.
06. 05. Articulate an informed personal reaction to works in the arts and humanities.

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