Ronald J. Kasprisin
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.
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
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