Course Catalog

Visual Design (ARCH203)

Offered By:  Engineering and Materials Science Faculty

Course Prerequisites



Course Outline
This course deals with the basic equipment, media, techniques and principles of graphic communication. Fundamental skills are established in both freehand and drafting techniques. The course includes studying the different design elements: point, line, direction, shape, size, texture, color, light and form. It investigates and explores processes involved in perception, nature of light, movement, color, depth and distance cues. Design fundamentals are reinforced where students can experiment and explore several ideas related to two and three-dimensional forms.
Course Outcome
Students should develop spatial sensitivity and create compositions using forms, textures, colors and light.
References and Textbooks
1.     Hashimoto, A and Clayton, M (2009). Visual Design Fundamentals: A Digital Approach. Charles River Media.
2.     Colin Ware (2008). Visual Thinking for Design (Morgan Kaufmann Series in Interactive Technologies). Morgan Kaufmann.
3.     Kandinsky, Wassily (1979). Point and Line to Plane. New York: Dover Publications.