Southern Polytechnic State University

Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2012-2013

ARTS 2020 History and Principles of Design

Prerequisite: ENGL 1102


This course is designed to introduce students to the history of design practices and the general principles surrounding visual structure and aesthetics in design practice. It focuses on the history of layout, color, and form and development in art and advertising, and specific differences between design practices for different media, subject matter and audiences. This class is essential to understanding design principles and how they have developed with cultural changes and new modes of visual presentation with new media.

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