May 18, 2022  
College Catalog 2021-2022 
    
College Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MACA 1025 - Design 1

Credit Hours: 4.00


Prerequisites: None

(formerly MACA 1020)

Introduction to design concepts. Problems in two-dimensional design using lines and planes in black and white and color.

Billable Contact Hours: 6

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to construct designs using elements of design.

Objectives:

  1. Create lines.
  2. Create shapes.
  3. Create form.
  4. Create space.
  5. Create depth.
  6. Create texture.
  7. Create color.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to construct designs using the principles of design.

Objectives:

  1. Create balance.
  2. Create contrast.
  3. Create movement.
  4. Create patterns.
  5. Create rhythm.
  6. Create unity.
  7. Create emphasis.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to create using different materials, tools, and equipment.

Objectives:

  1. Use pencils, erasers, markers, tape, inks, adhesives, and other materials.
  2. Use X-acto knife, t-square, ruler, proportion wheel, templates, and other tools.
  3. Use light table, enlarger, projector, mat cutter, and other equipment.

Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate professional work habits.

Objectives:

  1. Follow written and verbal instructions.
  2. Meet deadlines and participate in presentations.
  3. Demonstrate craftsmanship and prepare artwork for presentation.

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE

  1. Explore Curvilinear, Mechanical and Dynamic Line
    1. Experiment with positive / negative space, balance, contrast, emphasis, movement, rhythm, pattern and unity
    2. Use professional materials, tools, equipment
    3. Use professional problem solving techniques
    4. Demonstrate professional work habits
  2. Explore Organic, Geometric and Hybrid Shapes
    1. Experiment with positive / negative space, balance, contrast, emphasis, movement, rhythm, pattern and unity
    2. Use professional materials, tools, equipment
    3. Use professional problem solving techniques
    4. Demonstrate professional work habits
  3. Explore Positive and Negative Space
    1. Experiment with positive / negative space, balance, contrast, emphasis, movement, rhythm, pattern and unity
    2. Use professional materials, tools, equipment
    3. Use professional problem solving techniques
    4. Demonstrate professional work habits
  4. Explore Depth, Dominant And Subdominant Elements
    1. Experiment with positive / negative space, balance, contrast, emphasis, movement, rhythm, pattern, and unity
    2. Use professional materials, tools, equipment
    3. Use professional problem solving techniques
    4. Demonstrate professional work habits
  5. Explore Formal, Informal and Organic Texture
    1. Experiment with positive / negative space, balance, contrast, emphasis, movement, rhythm, pattern and unity
    2. Use professional materials, tools, equipment
    3. Use professional problem solving techniques
    4. Demonstrate professional work habits
  6. Recognize Basic Typographic Principles
    1. Experiment with positive / negative space, balance, contrast, emphasis, movement, rhythm, pattern and unity
    2. Experiment with line, shape, texture, color, value
    3. Use professional materials, tools, equipment
    4. Use professional problem solving techniques
    5. Demonstrate professional work habits
  7. Explore Color
    1. Experiment with greyscale, monochromatic, analogous and complementary color schemes
    2. Experiment with hues, tints, shades, and tones
    3. Experiment with positive / negative space, balance, contrast, emphasis, movement, rhythm, pattern, and unity
    4. Use professional materials, tools, equipment
    5. Use professional problem solving techniques
    6. Demonstrate professional work habits

Primary Faculty
Mellebrand, Kristine
Secondary Faculty
Sarcona, Shaun
Associate Dean
Thero, Laura
Dean
Hutchison, Donald



Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088



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