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2D Media Design
Course: AVC169

First Term: 2023 Fall
Lec + Lab   3.0 Credit(s)   6.0 Period(s)   6.0 Load  
Subject Type: Occupational
Load Formula: T - Lab Load

Description: Generation of two-dimensional (2D) images, designs, and media using digital and traditional methods of visual problem solving. Understanding digital and design-based techniques and workflows.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Utilize terms related to design and concepts. (I)
2. Describe the foundations, structure and function of design. (I-IV)
3. Apply design elements and principles to develop 2D projects. (II-IV)
4. Design 2D images and media using digital processes and various mediums. (III-V)
5. Evaluate course projects for portfolio inclusion. (VI)
MCCCD Official Course Competencies must be coordinated with the content outline so that each major point in the outline serves one or more competencies. MCCCD faculty retains authority in determining the pedagogical approach, methodology, content sequencing, and assessment metrics for student work. Please see individual course syllabi for additional information, including specific course requirements.
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Terminology and concepts in 2D media design
II. Digital and traditional methods and concepts of design
   A. Historical foundations
   B. Problem-solving
   C. Conceptual design
III. Design elements
   A. Line
   B. Value
   C. Texture
   D. Shape and form
   E. Color
IV. Design principles
   A. Visual rhythm
   B. Emphasis
   C. Balance
   D. Unity
   E. Space
   F. Perspective
   G. Motion
V. 2D image and media creation
   A. Raster/Bitmap
   B. Vector
   C. Other
VI. Portfolio
   A. Review/selection
   B. Format
   C. Assignments
   D. Archive
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: February 28, 2023

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