Three-month certificate programs:
Basic Art Education
This course is an introduction to plastic arts. Participants will acquire new skills and knowledge on composition, the use of colours, drawing, shape and texture from a combination of both theory and practice sessions.
This course is an introduction to graphic design. Participants will acquire new skills and knowledge on composition, the use of colours, drawing, shape and texture from a combination of both theory and practice sessions.
Participants of this course who will be working at the level of academic drawing will also gain the experience of discovering their own original drawing technique. Following the patterns made by observing optical reality and proportional accuracy, pattern studies will be done in free form.
Drawing with a Model
This course concentrates on drawing the human form through the use of different painting materials and techniques. Participants will acquire a variety of new skills and knowledge relating to sight and abstraction.
Modelling with Clay
The modelling course is centred on the use of clay as a medium. Participants will realise the link between form and material and will be able to create abstract or figurative works in minimal size.
This course focuses on all the production processes carried out by a ceramics atelier. Participants gain new skills and knowledge on modelling, glazing and burning techniques. Participants who are familiar with related techniques will have the opportunity to work at an advanced level.
Digital Photography and Photo-Manipulation
This course is based on making changes to photos via painting, cutting and pasting and filtration tools on the computer. Participants will acquire new skills and knowledge from a combination of both theory and practice sessions.
3D Architectural Modelling
This course is based on 3D digital design of space and environment. Participants acquire new skills and knowledge in drawing, colouring and sizing on 3D architectural designs that can be used in architectural projects and animation.
3D Organic Modelling
This course is based on 3D digital design of organic forms, namely humans, animals and plants. Participants will acquire new skills and knowledge in drawing, colouring and sizing on 3D digital organic designs.
This course is based on the art of 2D and 3D motion pictures: Animation. Participants of the course will acquire new skills and knowledge in animation from a combination of both theory and practice sessions in manual and digital platforms.
Illustration is the art of visualising the literal meaning of a text. This course is based on teaching the graphical production processes of illustration. Participants will acquire new skills and knowledge on illustration through a combination of both traditional and digital techniques.
Basic Digital Photography
Participants will acquire basic information about digital photography techniques, methods and the ability to take pictures under different concepts. It is also aimed to give the acquisition of the artistic view and technical experience in the photographs with the applications.
Movements of Modern Art
This course focuses on all modern art movements, ranging from early Impressionism up to the end of the 20th Century. Participants will acquire new knowledge of modern art movements from a combination of both philosophy and literature following the historical time line.
Color as a Language
Participants acquire new skills and knowledge of the way artists use colour in their paintings, the psychological meaning of colours and the semiotic use of colours in graphic design.
In this programme, where printmaking techniques such as linoleum, zinc, wood and stone will be taught, participants will rise to the level whereby they are able to develop their competence in the field and produce original prints.
Graphic design is one of the most common visual communication studies in the field of poster design, book and magazine cover design. It is an effective visual tie between art and graphics. In this programme participants will learn the conceptual working discipline and technical / aesthetic processes of graphic design.
Book and magazine design will be a graphic design program made through the Indesign program for designs such as layout.
This program covers elements of five major creative writing genres: short story, narrative essay, novel and poetry. The attendants will master the techniques that good writers use to compose a text, written in a fresh style. The participants will develop skills for understanding not only how successful literary works are constructed but also for working with their individual creative processes so that their own works become realised. To this end, each week will ask a key question linking both form and process, and will offer writing exercises that encourage students to advance on their drafts while at the same time enlarging their toolbox of both techniques and productive habits of mind. At the end of this course, you will have produced the first draft or a section of an original work in the genre of your own choosing.
Philosophy of Education Course
Philosophy of education is a field of study that explains the nature of education and studies the aims of education. Educators need to develop themselves through this discipline since it would enable them to question the meaning, limits and method of education process. Philosophy of education also explains the theories of education and therefore it would lead educators to form a specific education process in accordance with the purposes that are suitable for the society. The course would provide an understanding for educators in order to make education more effective both for the educators and for the society. Focusing mainly on art education and the theories on teaching art, this course would be beneficial especially for educators involved with art in their teaching.