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Course Description

What is good design? Line, space, balance, value, texture, perspective—these are just a few of the elements and principles that designers engage with to create strong design solutions. This course provides a thorough introduction to visual elements, language, and applications fundamental to 2-dimensional design. Through weekly assignments, students apply design principles using digital or traditional media. This course builds confidence in the design process for beginners and professionals by focusing on perception and thinking, historic and current references, and craftsmanship. Instruction includes design projects, online lectures, online discussion, process, and critique.

- Taught through an online learning environment, this course does not include live meetings. Students take part in course activities at their own pace; course content will be posted on a weekly basis based on the scheduled meeting date.

Prerequisites

None

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
2D Design
Type
Online
Dates
Jun 07, 2021 to Aug 09, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
30.0
Delivery Options
Online  
Course Fee(s)
Instructors
Materials List

Course Requirements:

  • This course requires you to have a computer with an internet connection; software installed that creates PDF and JPG files; and a camera. 
  • Adobe or Affinity design software is optional. All assignments can be created in traditional media, photographed, and uploaded. 
  • As an Otis Extension student, you are eligible for select software discounts which can be found online under the software company’s education section of its website. 
  • Educational license is available here: https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/buy/students.html
Section Notes
  • This course includes 30 hours of class time plus at least 15 hours of homework time.

  • All times are listed for Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).

  • Course teaching method: Asynchronous

  • Asynchronous: Taught through an online learning environment, allowing for flexibility with scheduling of the student's participation in activities. Includes organized discussions, posts and replies to messages, and uploaded multimedia and resources.   

  • Course details subject to change. Please check this page regularly to verify information. After registering for a course, visit your student profile page for updates.                                                                             

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