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Instructor Class Description

Time Schedule:

Ronald J. Kasprisin
URBDP 598
Seattle Campus

Special Topics

Systematic study of specialized subject matter. Topics vary for each quarter, depending upon current interest and needs, and are announced in the preceding quarter. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

Class description

Elements and principles of design composition beginning from artistic basics and evolving to complex urban design applications. Students are not expected to have experience in any form of design. Hands on crafting methods used to explore two and three dimensional compositions; later inquarter, design typologies and real life situations are engaged.

Student learning goals

understand elements and principles of design composition

manipulate and explore compositional structures

relate design and working with people and politics

apply design composition principles to real urban context situations

develop methodologies of exploration and discovery in urban design

expand visual communication skills and applications in urban design and planning

General method of instruction

lectures, demonstrations, hands on experimentation with personal critiques

Recommended preparation

none, graduate level preferred

Class assignments and grading

a progressively more complex series of assignments in two and three dimensional composition and applications

personal growth, response to the intent of exercises, no competitive grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Ronald J. Kasprisin
Date: 08/04/2011