DMA 202 Design Fundamentals • 5 Cr.


Explores current and historical practices for producing images, diagrams, illustrations, textures, and other 2D graphics while working with commercial graphic production software. Students will develop technique and visual problem solving skills while examining the world of graphics. Previously DMA 214. Either DMA 214 or DMA 202 can be taken for credit, not both. Prerequisite: DMA 103 at BC with a C- or better, or permission of instructor. Recommended to complete the core 100 level requirements before taking this course.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Identify and describe the range of graphic assets commonly created in a commercial design environment.
  • Design layouts using the rules of composition and design
  • Design and create simple graphics, illustrations, images or special effects as stand-alone designs and/or as elements of video, animations, games or other media
  • Acquire graphics, typefaces and add-ons for graphic applications
  • Create a variety of graphic assets using multiple tools and procedures.
  • Demonstrate how to construct and manipulate 2D graphics for maximum visual effect.
  • Demonstrate awareness of various type families, letterforms, and their inherent expressive properties.
  • Explain and demonstrate the concepts of compositing and its relation to targeted graphics.
  • Process graphic assets for various work environments and delivery¬†