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.
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
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
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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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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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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