BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

FINA-112 - Design I - 3.00 Credits

FINA-112 - Design I - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
An introduction of elements of design and focus on principles of design, line, shape, form, color, texture, tone, value and intensity. Students will be introduced to a wide variety of two-dimensional media.
Part of the:
  • UNIVERSITY TRANSFER Department
  • Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Masters Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 Per Week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Procedure:
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this course, the student will demonstrate knowledge, skills, and/or attitudes in the following:

  • an understanding of how to manage visual elements: space, perspective, composition;
  • have developed an understanding of organizational principles (pattern making) in terms of perceptual mechanisms;
  • how we process and respond to visual data;
  • have a comprehension of the physical and psychological guidelines in regards to the application of color; and
  • acquire an array of tools and techniques with which to construct more effective compositions of designs.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Ocvirk, Otto G. & Stinson, Robert. (1998). Art Fundamentals, Theory and Practice. (8th ed.). McGraw-Hill.


  • Material costs is anticipated as being between $50.00 - $150.00 per student; this is dependent on student’s preferred media.
    Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
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