Design Theory 1

Course Code: INTD 1002

Academic Year: 2018-2019

This is the first of two courses that define and investigate components of visual and spatial awareness. It focuses on an analysis of design elements and principles: space, line, mass, shape, texture, scale, proportion, balance, rhythm, emphasis, colour, harmony and variety. Colour theory and theorists, systems of classification and colour perception and psychology are investigated and analyzed as a significant portion of this course. Students demonstrate awareness and sensitivity to design elements and principles through a colour assignment, written assignments, an essay based on independent research and a final exam.