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2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog 
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ART 292 - Design Art for Public Places

4 Credit(s)

Students will learn the politics, methods and execution of public art. They will examine case studies of the interface of art and the public, from an historical as well as an aesthetic and socio-political perspective, as well as work on a design project for a pre-determined public space.

Prerequisite: ART 115  
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:


  1. Know about the key issues of designing for the Public. Assess new design job and investigate what its potential public impacts could be. (CLO 1.1)
  2. Determine client's needs, discuss message and ideas already present. Research the project and meet with teammates to discuss.   (CLO 1.2)
  3. Comunicate project plan with client via Creative Brief for approval. (CLO 1.3)
  4. Discuss with team members and instructor and get feedback on ideas. Discuss with client and integrate their ideas with those of the team. (CLO 1.4)
  5. Acquire all copy and images, do research on subject and check all content for verification, copyright and citation information as needed. (CLO 1.5)
  6. Find design solutions and defend them or integrate other relevant points of view as needed. (CLO 1.6)
  7. Assess public interface of media created. Understand responsibility of being a media-maker. (CLO 2.1)
  8. Get multi-cultural viewpoints on public Artwork and assess against possible perceptions by diverse population of new project at hand. (CLO 2.2)
  9. Assess impact of public art piece on a diverse community. (CLO 2.3)
  10. Work with others and experts as needed to vet possible interpretations and get proper feedback before execution of public art piece. (CLO 2.5)
  11. Attempt multiple ideas to achieve goals of project. (CLO 3.2)
  12. Use computers and other resources to produce designs for presentation. (CLO 3.3)
  13. Get feedback from instructor and team. Respond to feedback with amendments. Get feedback from client. Make amendments until completed. Debrief with instructors and team. Get final feedback from clients. (CLO 3.4,3.5,3.6)
  14. Determine best medium for goals of the project (CLO 4.1)
  15. Create designs that communicate the content on both verbal and non-verbal forms. (CLO 4.2)
  16. Consider target market demographic as well as the diverse population at large that may interface with the public art project. (CLO 4.3)
  17. Develop project with fully supported and vetted research and thoughtfulness for all aspects of the project. (CLO 4.4)
  18. Get feedback from many (focus groups if possible) to determine if there is the possibility of double meanings, misinterpretations or any unintended miscommunication on projects. (CLO 4.5)
  19. Learn team building and communication skills in order to work with others towards common goals of a public project. (CLO 4.6)
  20. Work with knowledge of the subject via its history to broaden awareness of the topic and create new artifacts based upon that knowledge, with intended goals. (CLO 5.1)
  21. Learn how to synthesize individual and team ideas with client feedback in sequential meetings. Apply what works towards future meetings and outcomes. (CLO 5.2)
  22. Work within client budget, assess methods for effectiveness and cost, get quotes, look for money saving options, quote client. (CLO 5.3)
  23. Debrief with teammates, instructor and client. Reflect on the challenges the design project brought with it and develop skills for applying learning in future situations. (CLO 5.4)

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