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MACA 2050 - Design 3

Credit Hours: 4.00

Prerequisites: MACA 1025 , MACA 1055 ; and MACA 1200  or MACA 1320  

(formerly MACA 2020)

Students design three-dimensional design concepts for various forms of communication using a variety of media, computer programs, materials, and techniques in black and white, and color. May be taken twice for credit.

Billable Contact Hours: 6

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Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to create visual experiences.


  1. Interpret information, plan, and create a solution.
  2. Use the creative process, digital, traditional, practical, or other methods.
  3. Use dominant and sub-dominant principles.
  4. Apply 2-D and 3-D principles to their work.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will decipher design principles.


  1. Analyze the market for the intended product.
  2. Collect data about pertaining to the product.
  3. Develop a plan for maximizing strategies.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will demonstrate proficiency in their design strategies.


  1. Pitch their idea to a group of peers.
  2. Discuss the strategies for their designs.
  3. Receive feedback and update their work.

Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will employ good craftsmanship.


  1. Use appropriate materials.
  2. Create polished designs.
  3. Work through planning, tweaking, finalizing artwork.
  4. Create updatable designs

  • 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

  1. Curvilinear/Mechanical/Dynamic line study
  2. Organic/Rectilinear/Hybrid shape study
  3. Depth/Form/Texture/Value/Color study
  4. Design History
  5. Logo design for business and industry
    * This problem varies from semester to semester.
  6. Mid-semester evaluation
  7. 3-dimensional design: horizontal/vertical/geometric/curved/dynamic
  8. Point of purchase display

Primary Faculty
Sarcona, Shaun
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Jewett, Mark
Hutchison, Donald

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

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