Visual Language

From the complexities of art and design, Visual Language will isolate a series of topics for examination, discussion, and development. These topics are fundamental to all of the disciplines within the fields of art and design. The topics explored are: learning about terms and concepts common to all of the visual arts (for example, composition, space, content, color); exploring material, media and presentation skills (traditional and digital technologies included); initiating an historical and contemporary context for art and culture (issues surrounding the history and the institutionalization of art, and issues in contemporary art making and critical thinking); and, furthering a student’s own sense of direction in the arts. Through prescribed projects emphasizing two dimensional formats, students will progressively define and articulate their subjective interests, expressive ideas, and visual affinities.

  • Course Number: SFDN182
  • Enrollment: Departmental Requirement
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Semester: Fall
  • Type: Hybrid Studio / Critique (5hrs)