About this unit
This Art and Design Fundamentals unit from OUA and Curtin University will help you further develop the enquiring mind you already have and teach you how to disseminate your own ideas and create concepts for others.
The unit’s core principles relate to the basic design elements of the creative process including colour and balance, form and function, scale and proportion and more.
Learn to bring your designs, ideas and concepts to life by developing a strong foundation in the technical skills and tools needed to produce amazing work that will prepare you for a career in the creative arts.
You will also develop analytical skills for trouble-shooting when a project is not developing as planned.
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There are no prerequisites for this unit; anyone can apply.
This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
- Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) and (Visual Culture), Curtin University
- Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art), Curtin University
- Bachelor of Arts (Visual Culture), Curtin University
This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following course:
- Bachelor of Arts (Digital Design), Curtin University
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
In this Art and Design Fundamentals unit, study topics include:
- Introduction to art and design principles
- Getting started: thinking and doing
- Design elements
- Colour dimensions
- Colour and balance
- Figure/field relationships in 2 and 3 dimensions
- Form and function
- Scale and proportion
- Line and shape
- Balance, texture and pattern
- Application of art and design principles
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