VA202 Visual Language II

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
VA202 Visual Language II 0 3 6 Monday 13:00 - 16:00
Prerequisite Junior Standing It is a prerequisite to


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Course Objectives "Aims of this course are to: • To provide the fundamentals of three-dimensional concepts. • To comprehend form and structure, including materials, methods and production techniques. • Be familiar with the components of design and fine arts, and be able to use design language to discuss and evaluate designed objects and artwork."
Textbook Alan pipes,“ Introduction to design“, Pearson
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. Enhance their ability to think visually, and communicate ideas in visual ways and to utilize comprehension of 2d to 3d transformation.
  2. Produce three dimensional constructions which demonstrate the development of technical skills with found objects, paper, cardboard and experimental media.
  3. Use design language to elaborate ideas visually and follow it with proper oral vocabulary
  4. Identifiy and apply Elements and Principles of design
  5. Utilize the critique process to demonstrate an awareness of hand to eye coordination development and increasing design skills within the completed projects
Teaching Methods Student desimination, activity in reviews, presentations - assignments, sketches, midterm submition, final assingment, self-evaluation.
Week 1 Introduction to the course, policies and course material FAQ, Course manual
Week 2 Introduction - My inspiration / student presentation presentations / discussions
Week 3 Describing the space with basic design element -Line, 3-dimensional form Drawing from observation, Brian Curtis
Week 4 Assignment 1 Lecture
Week 5 Review basic concepts of 2 dimensional design, and then translate 2 dimensional designs into 3 dimensional forms. presentations / discussions
Week 6 Assignment 2 Creative workshop, David Sherwin
Week 7 Understanding and appreciation of form, surface texture and color through the process of replicating and interpreting a natural object Lecture
Week 9 Assignment 3 Visual Workbook, Robin landa, Rose Gonnella
Week 10 Working with Found Objects, Unity Alan pipes,“ Introduction to design“, Pearson
Week 11 Assignment 4 Lecture
Week 12 Problem solving Color: A Course in Mastering the Art of Mixing Colors by Betty Edward
Week 13 Form / Material studies Alan pipes,“ Introduction to design“
Week 14 Assignment 5 Lecture
Week 15 Final Assignment / Final Exam / Final review of the course presentations / discussions
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam / Final Assignment 1 30 1,3,4
Semester Evaluation Compenents
Attendance / Activity / Critique 2 10 2,3,4
Readings and Discussions, Sketchbook 1 10 1,3,5
Student Disseminations and Reviews 2 10 2,4
Assignments / Presentations 6 40 1,2,4,5
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lecture Hours 1 15 15 Readings and Discussions, Sketchbook 2 15 30
Assignments / Presentations 2 15 30 Assignments / Presentations 2 15 30
Attendance / Activity / Critique 1 15 15 Final Assignment / Final Exam 10 3 30
        Total Workload Hours = 150
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 6
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 06/11/2020
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