The Art + Design Foundations program encourages students to take hold of their creative education at Columbia College Chicago from day one.
22-1910 Making 1
Making 1 is the first in a pair of foundation-level courses that teaches students how to solve art and design problems. It introduces first-year students to critical strategies common to major areas of study offered within the departments of Art + Design, Photography and Fashion Studies. Students are exposed to a diversity of materials and methods, and are encouraged to develop their own unique solutions through experimentation and collaboration.
22-1920 Making 2
Making 2 is the second in a pair of foundation-level courses that teach students how to solve art and design problems. It builds on Making I by strengthening the first-year student’s ability to analyze and use critical strategies common to major areas of study offered within the departments of Art + Design, Photography and Fashion Studies. Assuming the role of problem solver, students work on increasingly complex projects, which culminates in a formalized demonstration of their ability to make work.
22-1925 Making for Transfers
Making for Transfers is a foundation-level course oriented toward transfer students in an art or design studio program or Fashion Design, and students from other programs working towards an art or design area minor. Students are exposed to a diversity of materials and methods, and are encouraged to develop their own unique solutions through experimentation and collaboration. Assuming the role of problem-solver, students work on increasingly complex projects which culminates in a formalized demonstration of their ability to make work.
This introductory course focuses student learning around a specific generative or observational technology. Students will produce projects through the implementation of the specified technology and its basics will be covered through a series of classroom demos and slide lectures. Student work will be refined through critiques, discussions, and one-to-one training.
This introductory course teaches students to organize, structure, and develop specific solutions to produce creative works. Students examine and apply this systematic approach to their output. Emphasis is placed on situating the correct steps to achieve a desired result.
This introductory course focuses on the use and manipulation of a specific material in developing solutions to creative problems. Students use this substance and learn to adapt their working procedures to its specific concerns. Projects are designed to heighten students’ understanding of the physical properties and solutions dictated by material choices.
22-1105 Introduction to Visual Culture
In this course, students will refine their skills of seeing, discussing, and writing about visual culture. Structured according to methodologies for visual analysis rather than chronology or artistic style, the course introduces students to critical approaches that can be applied to a wide range of images, objects and spaces. Through assignments that emphasize writing, research and presentation skills, students will explore a broad range of perspectives on visual literacy.