BFA: APPLIED ARTMAHATMA GANDHI UNIVERSITY
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BFA: APPLIED ART
The Mahatma Gandhi University offers BFA: APPLIED ART course to its students. The course structure is designed in keeping with the competencies required to excel today. The Brief Structure for it is as follows:
Skills in English
Core course-I Nature Study-Drawing
Core course-II Life Study-Drawing
Core course-II Object Study-Painting
Core course-III Creative Painting
Core course-IV Creative Sculpture
Core course-V Calligraphy & Lettering
Core course-VI Graphics/ Craft
Complementary History of Art
Fundamentals of Visual Art
Lettering and Typography-Study history and development of early writing and calligraphy
(Indian, European, Gothic Script etc.). Study basic principles of letter forms and typography. Study the physical structure of typefaces like X height, ascenders, descenders, counter etc. Figure - Ground relationship; Spacing (character spacing and line spacing), Kerning etc.
Graphic Design - Study the application of basic design and colour in graphic design. Understand the symbolic representations and psychological impact of colour in day to day life. Study the basic principles of layout and different categories of lay out. Do the designing of logo, signs, stationary, folders, slides etc. Study the elements of composition with the respect to Indoor and Outdoor advertising. Preparing the concept in the written form - How to develop the ideas, sketches and scribbles etc.
Life Study- Drawing- This is a continuation of the study in first year. Study human figure (full figure) in different angles, various actions with charcoal, pencil, pastels and ink. Concentrate on the quality of line and light and shade in a monochromatic way. Observe the expressions and body language of the model. Study male and female figures in different age groups. Make drawings of different types of people engaged in different activities in your sketch book. Try to draw the movements of the people. This will help the students develop their drawing quality and support the illustration.
Illustration - Drawing is necessary for illustration. Practice drawings from life and nature (out door) in pencil, charcoal, ink etc. Do creative drawing also. Study perspective, forms and space. Illustrate the theme for press lay out and stories in magazines. Understand the use of various techniques of marking and scraperboard. Intensive sketching is a must.
Mahatma Gandhi University, always in the forefront of the higher education sector of Kerala, is now restructuring the study Programmes.The revised structure and content of these courses intend to attain new heights and horizons of knowledge emerging in the various phases of life. This new and meaningful changes gives emphasis on student choice and self-learning. Choice based credit semester system is the main feature of the new system. This new system will provide ample space for qualitative transformation from the existing system.