Design I is intended to be an introductory course in two-dimensional design. Design is a discipline constituting a basic and integral part of all visual art forms this course is structured to introduce basic visual design concepts and to develop manual and visual art skills. Students learn how to be inventive and improvise with compositional forms using the design elements of line, shape, form, value, texture, pattern and color to create their own design compositions. A variety of art media will be employed. This course is usually taught in the Fall.