Short Courses in Arts, Design & Architecture

Suggested Short Courses in Arts, Design & Architecture

Certificate Designer's Identity

Skills and hands-on experience alone are not enough to feel confident when performing design jobs – or finding the job you wish for. Fundamentals Academy offers a 5-months intensive design program in Utrecht, the Netherlands. In this Designer's Identity program we work with academics and designers, sharing what they believe is most relevant for design today. We support design juniors, recent graduates, or career doubters to strengthen their Designer's Identity.

Short Course Architecture and Urban Design Studio 1

Providing an introduction to postgraduate study in architecture, this three week studio-based design programme gives you the opportunity to explore and experiment with contemporary architectural and urban design. The Architecture and Urban Design Studio 1 course is offered at The University of Edinburgh.

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Short Course Art History: Discovering Ancient Rome

Ancient Rome has developed over more than a thousand of years from its origins, an Empire that would extend from Asia Minor to Africa, the Balkans and England, that has been for centuries an inspiring model that is still impressive in its efficiency and organization. The Discovering Ancient Rome course is offered by Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC).


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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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