Course Details

Course Information Package

Course Unit CodeMID515
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. Investigate in basic history introduction with references in architectural and artistic movements and the need for historical research in Art and Design.
  2. Participate in discussions involving all students to maximize visual impact and difference in visual problem solving.
  3. Utilize unique ideas, materials and forms through research and analysis of the chosen movement to develop for the given theatrical play.
  4. Visualize and communicate ideas with conceptual thinking in mind
  5. Participate in the written assignment presentation that involves all students to maximize visual impact and difference in visual problem solving
  6. Analyze, explain and discuss the uses and the needs of abandoned public spaces. Brainstorming.
  7. Utilize unique ideas and sketch through a visual process.
  8. Present final research findings and ideas regarding stage design proposals.
  9. Participate in specialized workshops in order to work more efficient for the production of the final product.
  10. Explain, defend, and initiate discussion and/or debate. Communicate visually.
  11. Participate in the final presentation of designs involving all students.
  12. Convince through attention to detail, structure, presentation level and professionalism.
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Recommended optional program componentsNONE
Course ContentsThe subject deals with advanced, more complex problems in Structure Design. Introduction to public spaces as well as analysis of the functionality of space, adaptation and modulation. The aim is to create a dynamic performative structure that interprets in a spatial manner the needs for protection, intimacy, privacy and experience. The course promotes the production of new structures supported with specific concepts and ideas with the exploration and research of new and innovative materials and the implementation on the conceptual idea.
Recommended and/or required reading:
  • One Place After Another: Site-Specific Art and Locational Identity, M.Kwon, MIT Press, 2004
  • Public Intimacy: Architecture and the Visual Arts, G. Bruno, MIT Press, 2007
  • Micro Architecture: Lightweight, Mobile and Ecological Buildings for the Future, R. Horden, Thames & Hudson, 2008
  • Interactive Architecture, M. Fox, M. Kemp, Princeton Architectural Press, 2009
  • Nobody's Property: Art, Land, Space, 2000-2010, K. Baum, U. Abulof, A. J. Bacon, Yale University Press, 2010
  • Street Furniture, C. Van Uffelen, Braun, 2010
  • Urban Interventions: Personal Projects in Public Places, R. Klanten, Die Gestalten Verlag, 2010
    Planned learning activities and teaching methodsIllustrated lectures, visual presentations, demonstrations, and discussions on critical parts of the subject.
    Lectures are supplemented with extended project briefings, practical workshops, research exercises and presentation, group critiques and individual tutorials.
    Practical workshops and presentations, exercises and discussions on critical parts of the subject.
    Personal and group research and tutorials as an important and integral part of the teaching methodology.
    Assessment methods and criteria
    Research Assignments30%
    Project Work30%
    Final Presentation40%
    Language of instructionEnglish
    Work placement(s)NO

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