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Design Principles


Through interconnected lectures, in-class activities, and discussions, as well as through assignments focused on reading, writing, and drawing, students will understand the generative ideas that are at the heart of the design process. The course will consider the work of important interior designers, architects, landscape architects, and designers from history and contemporary practice. The work ethic necessary to be a designer and the importance of visual thinking in a design office will be illustrated, making a firm connection to the importance of the BAC's Practice Component. Ideas presented in this course are scheduled to run parallel to Foundation Design A-1 Studio. Connections to all foundation level design classes and the BAC's Segment One Portfolio Review will be clear. HT101 is open to Bachelor's students and is intended to be taken simultaneously with Foundation Design A-1 Studio. Attendance to all course meetings is mandatory. The first night of class will include an important discussion of course goals and rules and must not be missed. Since there is likely to be a waiting list of registered students trying to get into the course, absent students risk losing their place in the course if he/she does not attend class (especially on the first night), and may have to look for replacement courses during the add/drop period.

Credits 3 Credits
Prerequisites * None.
Co-Requisites None.
Fall, Spring


* Prerequisites listed are for onsite degree programs only.  For questions regarding prerequisites for Professional & Continuing Education, The Sustainable Design Institute or The Landscape Institute please call the office at 617-585-0101 or email pce@the-bac.edu. For questions regarding prerequisites for the Distance track Master of Architecture please call 617-585-0390 or email dmarch@the-bac.edu. If you are looking at the course page of a 4000 series course, the prerequisites listed on the page do apply to you.

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