|Faculty||Faculty of Education, Psychology and Art|
|Credit points, number of lectures||
|E-courses||MākZPA71: Design Composition III|
|Course annotation||The aim of the course is to clarify the role of the light in the process of designing forms and spaces. Also the key principles of text designing are explored. A competence is developed in the diverse use of geometric and organic forms and patterns and a insight is gained in reflection of spatiality in visual works. Students gain practical skills in creating an illusion of space and dimensions in two-dimensional artwork and develop spatial and plastic thinking.
The course is focused on interaction between form and colour, balance between practical and aesthetic functions of a design item (colour, decoration). Different design samples are analysed.
|Results||By successful completion of the course students are able to recognize and describe geometric and organic forms and patterns and master their use; they understand the impact of light on forms and spaces, as well as function and decorative characteristics of a text.
Students are able to depict spatial perspective, manage the use of colour in solving decorative arts and design tasks.
The course develops analytical, managerial and presentation competencies.
|Course plan||1. Form and space in composition. L 2
2. Colour as one of the most important means of expression. Use of colour in different functional or cultural conditions. Colour symbolism. L 2
3. The light and shade in composition. Volume. Lw 4
4. Colour harmony. Choosing colour for visual identity. Lw 8
5. Organic and geometric forms. Lw 4
6. Realistic and abstract forms. Studies and stylization of natural forms. Lw 4
7. Colour and optical illusions. Lw 4
8. Construction of linear perspective. Air perspective. Lw 4
9. Colour and ornament in context of different historical styles. Lw 4
10. Spatial and plastic thinking. Bauhaus school. Lw 4
11. Three-dimensional symmetrical and asymmetrical compositions. Lw 8
12. Functional and ornamental aspects of text. Lw 4
13. Text and colour. Graphic design elements. Lw 8
14. Graphic elements in interior. Graphic elements on object’s surface. Tonal contrasts. Lw 4
|Requirements for obtaining credit points||Two midterm graded assessments, 35% each.
Exam (show – exhibition of semester works where compliance of creative work to the given task, the quality of work and its presentation are assessed) – 30%.