ADE435 Introduction to Art and Design

by Dr.Syamsul Nor Azlan Mohamad

Course Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course, students should be able to:

  1. Apply visual language in formal structure of art.
  2. Discuses the discipline of art (art criticism, art history, aesthetic and art production).
  3. Communicate ideas in visual form.
  4. Produce art work by applying different theories of art, critical issues in art, and models of art criticism.
Course Description
This course investigates various aspects underlying art and design through the components of art disciplines – art history, aesthetic, and art production and art criticism. It is divided into three parts. The first part is a brief exposure to art elements and design principles. The second part is the responsive component to artworks that encourages students to talk and participate in class discussion about artworks. The third part deals with the basic understanding of three-dimensional design through a new approach to design and creative visualization. It helps students to address key design question with flexibility and imagination by equipping them with a vital repertoire of design paradigm: basic conceptual and visual ideas that can be applied to all types of design problem.
Syllabus Content
1. The language of art

2. Art criticism & art how it works.

3. Aesthetic judgment

  • Understanding:
  • Aesthetic
  • Aesthetic Theories And The Quality Of Art.
  • Imitationalism
  • Formalism
  • Emotionalisme
  • Judging Own Artwork
4. What is art history?
5. Careers in art.

  • Field in Which One Could Pursue in Art
6. Visualizing and interpreting artworks

  • Understanding Art Of Earliest Time :
  • Asia & Middle East
  • Art Of Africa
  • Art Of The America
7. Elements of Art: Understanding: Line, shape, form, texture, colour, value and space
8. Principle of Design; Understanding: Rhythm, Repetition And Movement, Balance, Proportion, Variety, Emphasis, Harmony and Unity
9. Creative visualization of three-dimensional design paradigm.

  • Modern Art:
  • 19th Century
  • 20th Century
  • Art After 1945
Teaching Methodologies
  • Demonstrations
  • Discussion
  • Lectures
  • Presentation
  • Studio
Continuous Assessment: 100.00%
Assignment – 30%
Portfolio/Log Book – 40%
Visual Asssessment – 30%
Transferable Skills
Drawing, communication skils
Recommended Text
  1. Kagan, Rosalind, ARTTALK, New York: Glencoe – McGraw Hill. New York, 2000
  2. Bates, Jane. K , Becoming Art Teacher, Australia: Wadsworth, 2000
  3. Rathus, Lois Fichner, Understanding Art, Thompson Wadsworth, 2004
  4. Buser Thomas, Experiencing Art Around Us, Thomson Wadsworth, 2006
  5. Gardner, Helen., Art Through The Ages, 11, New York: Harcourt Brace College Publisher., 2000

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