MODULE 1: Shape and Form
Through composition, a design can be playful, serious, humorous, or moving. In Module 1, students will explore the concept of two-dimensional shape, a foundation principle in graphic design. They will look at the way leading artists and designers use positive and negative space, creating intriguing effects through open, closed, and divided space.
MODULE 2: The Elements of Design
Too big, too small, or just right? Module 2 explores elements of design, looking at how unified compositions are created through proximity, repetition, continuation, and color. Balance and rhythm are explored as creative compositional strategies and students will learn how to use the “Golden Section,” discovered in 5th Century Greece, in contemporary compositions.