Art and Design Fundamentals

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Curtin University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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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.

Eligibility

There are no prerequisites for this unit; anyone can apply.

Areas of study

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

Course pathways

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.

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How will this unit advance my career?

Curtin University’s Art and Design Fundamentals unit is a step towards obtaining a Bachelor of Fine Arts or Bachelor of Visual Culture. The broad range of career opportunities that exist – outside of becoming an independent artist – include animator, art consultant, advertising illustrator, architectural illustrator, special effects, digital media and advertising. Your ability to clearly articulate and present your ideas and concepts will make you highly employable.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Art and Design Fundamentals from Curtin University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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