Design surrounds us in our daily life. Design inspires and shapes our lives. The discipline of design involves a gamut of qualities involving observation skills, artistic & cultural sensitivity, intellectual discourse and technical competence, acquired and honed over time. The ‘Design Fundamentals’ cluster offers you an appreciation of these qualities through subjects such as Freehand Drawing, Colour and Composition, Ideation and Design in Culture. The experience afforded through these four subjects is the starting point for further study, discovery and exploration into the deeper facets of the design discipline.
Subjects Offered *
Colour & Composition
This subject introduces basics in colour and composition theories and their application in art and design. It provides an appreciation of such basic theories by understanding the role of primary colours as a catalyst to how colour schemes are derived, and how they are applied in two and three-dimensional compositions.
Design in Culture
This subject introduces the factors behind cultural formation, and explores human expression in its various forms. It explores human behaviour and production, and some key issues in social development such as geography, history, politics, psychology and gender. Through an examination of objects and artefacts, from early tribal rites and rituals to contemporary fashion and trends, you will develop an awareness and appreciation of culture in shaping societies’ needs, wants and desires.
This module emphasises drawing through observation, using basic drawing media. It provides experiences gained from exploring and viewing the physical environment and development of the drawn image. The drawing sessions will be generally based on freehand drawing, placing special demands on seeing/perception (eyeballing), scale, composition and perspective.
This subject introduces you to some idea generation, analysis and synthesis techniques within a problem-solving framework. Through these techniques, you will explore and develop fluidity of thought as well as an analytical mind. This subject introduces visual literacy where you develop your personal visual language to communicate a great variety of concepts. You will also develop and demonstrate your aesthetic awareness and design sensibility.
* The subjects offered are accurate at the time of publication and may be subject to change.