Intro to 2D will offer students an exploration into the fundamentals of 2-dimensional media. This course investigates a delimited but non-prescriptive constellation of elements foundational to the aesthetic and material operations of materials and composition. Different sections of Intro to 2D offered within and across different semesters will allow different interesting combinations of three kinds of 2D media within the clusters: Painting, drawing, printmaking or photography, printmaking or drawing are among the possibilities. Students will receive basic technical instruction in each of the three media. From here students are encouraged to address any given assignment through a range of media. This Core Lab will allow students to explore technical knowledge and facility in tandem with the history of 2D media, through integrated readings and discussions. Technical skill sets and historical awareness of the medium will be taught side by side.