Short Courses in Arts, Design & Architecture


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Arts, design and architecture include disciplines that deal with imagining, designing and creating objects that add to the cultural value of society. Art studies focus on developing creativity or technical skill that result in works of art that can be categorised into visual arts, performing arts, decorative arts, interactive media, and others. Activities such as art criticism, art history, or aesthetics are also included in the broad area of art. Activities such as painting, sculpting, photography, music, theatre, film are just a few examples of forms of art that can be studies in academic contexts.

Design studies ways of creating and developing concepts and specifications that optimise the function, value and appearance of products and systems for the benefit of users. Architecture is concerned with the design and building of various constructions. Architecture is often considered one of the visual arts but, in addition to aesthetic elements, it also includes practical aspects related to the use of the designed objects.

Topics covered by arts, design and architecture degrees include: art history, visual arts, user experience design, interior design and landscape architecture.

Bachelors and Masters in Arts, Design and Architecture will equip students with visual creativity, drawing, painting, sculpting skills and the ability to integrate artistic theory in design processes. Students will also learn to express and communicate messages by using colours, artistic skill and technical knowledge.

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Certificate Introduction to Computer Graphics and Imaging

The Introduction to Computer Graphics and Imaging course at Stanford Summer is an introductory prerequisite course in the computer graphics sequence introducing students to the technical concepts behind creating synthetic computer generated images

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Short Course Heritage at War: Cultural Objects in Times of Conflict

Cultural artefacts and antiquities have become part of the arsenal of modern warfare. And its victims. Their deliberate destruction, looting and trafficking has been part and parcel of conflicts from the former Yugoslavia to Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq. The Heritage at War: Cultural Objects in Times of Conflict course is delivered by Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Short Course Industrial Design

The Post Graduate Course Industrial Design (ID) has existed since 1950 and is the oldest acknowledged course in the field of Design and Industrial Design in the Netherlands. Prominent individuals including Gerrit Rietveld, Frans de La Haye and Renny Ramakers were either students or teachers at this particular course. The Industrial Design course is offered by Royal Academy of Art The Hague.