YCCC ART126 Foundations of Design

This fine arts course provides the fundamentals of artistic design including the concepts of color theory, balance, visual weight, and scale. As a result, it is a foundation course for a variety of design-related fields, including web design and other forms of digital media; and publication design. Students will complete hands-on art projects as they study and practice the elements and principles of design.
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Other Material Types:
Assignment, Syllabus
York County Community College
Funding Source:
Computer, art, artistic, design, color, balance, visual, weight, scale, web design, digital, media, publication, elements

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
Advisory Committee
Industry Sector:
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services -- Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services -- Computer Systems Design and Related Services (5415)
Computer and Mathematical Occupations (15-0000)

Education / Instructional Information

Instructional Program:
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (11)
Credit Type:
  • Credit
Credential Type:
  • Associate Degree
Educational Level of Materials:
  • 1st year Community College or equivalent
English (United States)
Interactivity Type:
Mix of Active and Presentation.
Quality Rubric:
Quality of Subject Matter was assured by:
  • SME Quality Report is posted in Skills Commons
Quality of Online/Hybrid Course Design assured by:
  • Quality Matters
  • Custom Quality Rubric
  • Expertise of Project's Instructional Designers
Course Note:
YCCC ART126 Foundations of Design


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