Design Foundations

Design Foundations builds creative problem-solving skills used to communicate meaningful messages and ideas, be they commercial, educational, cultural, or political. By organizing basic design principles effectively, artists can more deeply explore their own artistic practice and style. Clearly communicating an idea requires an understanding of composition, color, narrative, motion, cultural signifiers, and the physiological and cognitive processes that generate perception in the viewer. Through a rigorous investigation, in both two and three-dimensions, artists can develop the capacity to communicate more effectively through design.