10 Easiest Classes at PCA&D

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Being a full-time or part-time college student is difficult at times financially, emotionally, and mentally. That is why it is important to create your academic schedule to be one that is not overly draining.  Below are the top ten easiest classes at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design.

1. FD 101- Drawing I

This class introduces students to the basics of drawing through mainly observation. Students will also be encouraged through repeated basic exercises in drawing objects and the human figure. The goal of this course is to teach students how to understand the conceptual aspect of drawing.

This is a picture of a range of colored pencils to symbolize drawing.


2. DGI 205-Typography

This course examines the importance of type in different art mediums. Students will learn about letterforms and the aesthetic nature of type. By the end of the course, students will have a greater understanding of type usage and the craft behind the art form of typography.

This is an image of an unknown figure typing, in order to represent the typing in this course.


3. DM 204- Sound Design

This class introduces students to the basics of digital recording and sound reproduction. Students will learn these basics through studying different audio files. At the end of the course, students will have the knowledge to capture sound and add audio effects.

This is the image of a microphone


4. IL 213- History of Illustration & Emerging Trends

This course is intended to teach students about the evolving nature of illustration throughout history. Students will examine how influences such as culture, technology and economy have shaped the field of illustration and created certain trends. There is an hands- on element to this course in that projects will introduce the ever- changing nature of visual vocabulary.

This is an example picture of a colorful illustration.


5. DGI 405- Social Media Marketing & Communications

This class is designed to teach students how to create their own websites and use specific techniques understand the realm of social media. Students will learn the value of social media in a variety of businesses. They will also learn how social media will influence their own paths, both educational and career- wise.

This is a collection of various push buttons that represent various modes of social media.


6. PH 220-Introduction to Video

This class is intended to teach students the basics of videography and the differentiation between moving photos (video) and still photos. Students will learn the foundation of camera movement and general editing skills. The importance of sound and frequencies will also be covered in this course.

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7. AH 203- American Art

This course covers the transformative nature of American art beginning from the colonial times until the present. Students will learn the variety of important artists and movements in each historical period. Furthermore, students will have to exhibit research and communication skills for this class.

 This picture is of the American flag because this course is about American art.


8. MAT 101- Foundations of Mathematics

This class is designed to lay the groundwork of mathematics and how it is applied in the world through history and into the present. Students will learn about the theories and theorists behind these mathematical concepts. This class is friendly to those who are not keen about math because it is a generalized view of mathematics.

This is an image of the different aspects of mathematics including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.


9. PSY 101- Introduction to Psychology

This class reviews the basic theories and important people in the field of psychology. Some topics that will be covered include: perception, personality and motivation. Students will be prepared with some research skills through this course.

This picture represents psychology in that the many questions of the human psychology are explored in the study of psychology.


10. SOC 201- Gender and Sexuality

This class is designed to allow students to examine how the factor of gender and sexuality played in the course of history in terms of socioeconomic, racial and political situations. Students will learn to study primary documents in this class of historical persons. They will also need to have some basic skills in research and communication.

This is a picture to represent people of different genders and sexualities voicing individual opinions

College is a difficult time for many folks. There are a number of ways to manage this difficulty and one of the solutions to this is taking a couple of easier courses. Above are ten easy courses at PCAD.




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