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2019-2020 University Catalog 
2019-2020 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

IMAG 214 Drawing: Ideation

3 credits 90.0 hours
200 level undergraduate course

Ideation sharpens the ideas and methods required for visual analysis and thoughtful investigation through drawing. The class invites prolonged study of objects and places while it anticipates a capacity on the part of the student to sustain research on a single topic. Multiple methods of decomposing the object such as exploded and transparent views are promoted as well as methods that compare how interior (skeletal) structures effect exteriors, surfaces and forms. Reflection, by drawings of ideal, solid and geometry, supports the retention of basic knowledge pertaining to volumetric structure and anticipates the development of imaginary imagery pertaining to objects and places. Planar understanding of mechanical and organic forms and the modular understanding of complex volumes will be combined with other historical conventions to support analysis. Imagination and visualization are encouraged in the form of projects that emphasize multiple views of imaginary objects and places. Fantasy in the form of directed assignments is encouraged and a utilitarian use of sequential imagery to support narrative is introduced.

Prerequisites IMAG*101

This course is not repeatable for credit.