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    Massachusetts College of Art and Design
  Jan 21, 2018
Academic Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SFDN182 Visual Language 3 cr.

From the complexities of art and design, Visual Language will isolate a series of topics for
examination, discussion, and development. These topics are fundamental to all of the disciplines
within the fields of art and design. The topics explored are: learning about terms and concepts
common to all of the visual arts (for example, composition, space content, color); exploring
material, media and presentation skills (traditional and digital technologies included);
initiating an historical and contemporary context for art and culture (issues surrounding the
history and the institutionalization of art, and issues in contemporary art making and critical
thinking); and, furthering a student’s own sense of direction in the arts. Through prescribed
projects emphasizing two-dimensional formats, students will progressively define and articulate
their subjective interests, expressive ideas, and visual affinities.(Formerly Visual Language I)

Hybrid Studio/Critique
Departmental Requirement