Course Details

Course Information Package

Course Unit CodeMID514
Course Unit DetailsMA Fine Art: Contemporary Art Practices (Electives Courses) - MA Interdisciplinary Design (Elective Courses) -
Number of ECTS credits allocated7
Learning Outcomes of the course unitBy the end of the course, the students should be able to:
  1. Develop aesthetic concern regarding the historical and contemporary issues regarding installation art and space design.
  2. Acquire knowledge of the interdisciplinary theoretical frameworks interacting in the understanding and analysis of space.
  3. Research the multiple commercial and non-commercial applications of space design such as Kiosks, art and design installations, booths, displays etc.
  4. Push the envelope in creating experimental, interdisciplinary and innovative space designs to meet the desired requirement and correspond to the contemporary visual culture
  5. Acquire particular presentation skills and methodologies that facilitate designs for space concept in order to effectively communicate the desired result, taking into account the materials, lighting,
  6. Employ techniques for constructing physical models to preview space in an innovative and experimental manner.
  7. Conceder the site specificity of space related projects and the parameters involved in their understanding
  8. Interact with the industries, specialist and piers that contribute to the proposed subject matter and evaluate, invent and decide on new approaches and directions.
  9. Explain the relationship between form and scale and how they interact.
  10. Explore interdisciplinary ways such as digital media, web technologies, movement and other kinetic functions, in space design and Installation art and study how they contribute constructively to further satisfy the goals of the project.
  11. Recognize new diverse materials and interdisciplinary techniques related to contemporary space design and Installation art.
  12. Evaluate general behaviors and patterns people fall into when interacting with space and understand the politics and qualities of human and space interaction.
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Recommended optional program componentsNONE
Course ContentsThe course deals with the understanding and creation of interdisciplinary experimental space. This includes diverse forms of space such as exhibitions, kiosks, displays, booths and other environments. A brief history of experimental exhibition design and interesting examples of contemporary innovative space design is examined. The course emphasizes on the elements of space that define its interactive and conceptual abilities. It touches on topics from other multidimensional disciplines such as architecture, exhibition design, industrial design and interior design and it explores installation art in all media. The course also deals with the development of display strategies, 3-D design, media design, and graphic and applied design. Relationships between people and objects, in-door and out-door spaces, light and materials, public and private spaces are examined. The course promotes the production of interdisciplinary spaces that incorporate a variety of media including photographs, painting, drawing, video, projections, sound, sculptural materials etc. in order to create meaningful experiences in physical spaces.
Recommended and/or required reading:
  • David Dernie, Exhibition Design, London (Laurence King), 2007
  • Massimiliano Falsitta, Exhibition Design, Rome (Te Neus), 2002
  • Urich Schwarz and Aurelia Berton, Designing Exhibitions, Basel (Birkhauser), 2006
  • James Putnam, Art and Artefact: The Museum as Medium, London (Thames & Hudson), 2001
  • Lisa Iwamoto, Digital Fabrications: Architectural and Material Techniques, Princeton Architectural Press, 2009
  • Philip Jodidio, Ten Years Serpentine Gallery Pavilions, Taschen, 2011
  • Shashi Caan, Rethinking Design and Interiors: Human Beings in the Built Environment, Laurence King, 2011
  • Michael Fox, Interactive Architecture, Princeton Architectural Press, 2009
  • Moggridge Bill, Designing Interactions, MIT: Cambridge, 2007
Planned learning activities and teaching methods·  Lectures with visual aids
·  Group discussions and presentations
·  Work analysis
·  Group critiques
·  Exercises/Workshops
·  Visits from industry Professionals
·  Research Evaluation/ Information Gathering/ Internet facilities
Assessment methods and criteria
Research & Methodology20%
Experimentation & Analysis20%
Project Work/ Design Intelligence30%
Time Management & Presentation30%
Language of instructionEnglish
Work placement(s)NO

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