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Foundation Design A-1 Studio


Though a series of brief, abstract, and progressively challenging exercises, students will understand the fundamentals of visual thinking through drawing and making. Visual thinking skills, as evidenced by interconnected drawing, making, writing, and speaking are fundamental to meaningful participation in the practice of interior design, landscape architecture, and architecture. Rigorous application of hand-making, drafting and model-making is a basis for design communication throughout the semester. This course is a co-requisite with undergraduate Design Principles HT101. The first night of class will include an important discussion of course goals and rules; therefore, attendance is mandatory. Registered students who are absent from the first night of class will lose their place in the studio and will have to look for replacement courses during the add/drop period. Required Text: Form, Space and Order. Third Edition. Francis Ching. ISBN 0471752169 NAAB Performance Criteria: A.1 Communication Skills; A.2 Design Thinking Skills; A.3 Visual Communication Skills; A.4 Technical Documentation; A.6 Fundamental Design Skills; A.8 Ordering Systems Skills

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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