All forms of visual art are based on fundamental principles of aesthetic design. Learn basic design terminology and concepts and create two-dimensional abstract compositions using the elements of line, shape, space, value and color. Explore page and image management methods such as scaling, cropping and overlapping. Learn about information architecture and content hierarchy and how to assemble type and images using a grid. Required text: Graphic Design: The New Basics: Second Edition, Revised and Expanded, by Ellen Lupton and Jennifer Cole Phillips (ISBN 978-1616893255). Available on Amazon.