Course Information Package
|Course Unit Title||DESIGN APPLICATIONS|
|Course Unit Code||MID513|
|Course Unit Details||MA Fine Art: Contemporary Art Practices (Electives Courses) - MA Interdisciplinary Design (Elective Courses) -|
|Number of ECTS credits allocated||6|
|Learning Outcomes of the course unit||By the end of the course, the students should be able to:|
|Mode of Delivery||Face-to-face|
|Recommended optional program components||NONE|
|Course Contents||Concepts, methods and processes of a contemporary artist’s practice|
The illusory and the real through the alteration of scale and perspective, and the importance of a choreography of space and objects in a contemporary art practice, such as that of Juan Munoz. The notions of non-functionality, uncertainty, danger, visibility and invisibility and the viewer’s understanding of, and participation in, an art work
The engagement of drawing in the process of capturing and exploring ideas and concepts
Landscape, Body, Object
The diverse narratives within the notions of space, body and object.
Landscape as Body: The identity formation of landscape as comprehended by various social groups and how landscape shapes human thinking and behaviour.
The understanding and interpretation of landscape as depicted in different disciplines of creative arts such as novels, fine art and film.
The act of constructing real and imagined landscapes.
Body as Object: The construction and promotion of masculinity as an object of desire by art, fashion, design and the media in the second half of the 20th century. Representations of male and masculine prototypes/stereotypes in mainstream media.
The body as artistic material for the making of a performance art.
Object as Space: The multiple classifications of the object.
The importance of objects in the development of imagination.
The (metaphorical) transference of an object to a container collecting experiences, memories, feelings and emotions through its practical, symbolic, spiritual use and function (fingerprints, stains, traces).
Working Process as a Final Sketchbook Product
The importance of the working process as a final sketchbook product and as part of an overall experience of a potentially performative action itself.
The exploration and renegotiation of various methods, processes and strategies through a visual experimentation to shape and articulate a unique personal thinking as creative individuals.
The narrative, decorative, iconographic and conceptual perspectives of the sketchbook.
The creation and presentation of a body of work as a diary/notebook of a narrative of ideas and thoughts on an object (inanimate or animate) based on the research on a contemporary artist’s practice.
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|Planned learning activities and teaching methods||The course is delivered through an extensive project briefing, illustrated lectures and visual presentations on Art and Design. A combination of group discussions and critiques on students’ personal research and visual experimentation as a final product, in addition to practical workshops, will encourage students to work with a more diverse and developed visual experimentation. An essential part of the teaching methodology is the personal tutorials offered to students during the semester.|
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|Language of instruction||English|