ILIA STATE UNIVERSITY

Graphic Design and Practical Design

FINE AND APPLIED ART

The program aims to:

  • teach students academic drawing and painting as fundamental disciplines of fine arts, as well as the basics of any applied arts and introduce them to different drawing and painting tools and materials, such as pencils, charcoals, watercolors, gouaches, oil, etc., technological characteristics, methods and techniques to work with these tools, as well as the basics of painting and graphical composition.
  • teach the students one or several disciplines of fine or applied arts, give them insights into the compositional features of a particular discipline, as well as the technology and technique to work with the corresponding tools and materials.
  • deepen the students’ creative skills, abstract thinking and aesthetic taste, as well as boost their artistic skills.

In the case of focusing on fine and applied arts, the graduates will know:

  • the main rules of academic drawing, both constructivist and plastic drawing, key principles of theoretical and practical elements, the logic of form structure and space organization, and different drawing materials.
  • key rules of coloristic painting (color, tone, lighting, etc.), painting materials (watercolors, gouache, oil, etc.), and technological characteristics.

In the case of focusing on easel painting and encaustic, the graduates will know:

  • key rules of easel painting composition, different elements of art (picture plane, geometric center, horizon line, etc.), different genres (still life painting, interior, landscape painting, portrait painting, etc.), and compositional rules of easel painting;
  • elements of composition of paintings, all drawing and painting tools and materials, such as pencils, charcoals, watercolors, gouaches, oil, etc., and compositional rules of different genres of fine art;
  • specific rules of application of encaustic paints;
  • technology for preparing different types of grounds;

In the case of focusing on computer design and easel graphics, the graduates will be knowledgeable about:

  • graphic and vector programs CorelDRAW, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Flash;
  • the principles for making black and white linoleum engraving, cardboard engraving, monotype imaging,  xylography, metal engraving;
  • rules to make different types of placards, book graphics, Georgian and Latin font designs;

In the case of focusing on textile arts and footwear design, the graduates will be knowledgeable about:

  • compositional characteristics of footwear design;
  • formulation of rules for different types of footwear design constructions;
  • different types of artistic textile (batik, thick felt, gobelin tapestries and carpets) and technological characteristics for making them.

In the case of focusing on interior and exterior monumental painting, ceramics and artistic glass design, the graduates will be knowledgeable about:

  • specific principles of composition of monumental paintings, as well as monumental painting mediums (mosaics, tempera, chamotte);
  • specific compositional rules of ceramic art (spatial reasoning, the combination of functional and constructive decisions, painting tools and materials, etc.) and rules to work with specific types of painting materials;  
  • different types of artistic glass (glass souvenirs, glass decorative panels, glass decorative sculptures, Tiffani technique, glass monumental figures for interiors and exteriors), their compositional features, corresponding materials to work with, and necessary techniques;  
  • the features of composition of interior and exterior design, their creation principles and rules, as well as the techniques to work with special computer program called Archi CAD.

In the case of focusing on fashion design, the graduates will be knowledgeable about:

  • making sketches of clothes for any type of exclusive set of clothes, pattern making and cutting techniques and producing patterns of any type;
  • basics of clothing constructing.

In the case of focusing on iconography, artistic processing of wood and metal, the graduates will be knowledgeable about:

  • rules for making different types of sketches for artistic processing of metal and using the corresponding materials to create them;            
  • the canon and dogmas for creating orthodox Christian icons and frescos;
  • design the pieces of metal work employing a variety of appropriate techniques.
  • various techniques of wood carving, design and manufacture exclusive pieces of wooden artworks;
  • the principles of designing various types of buildings using the architectural software called ArchiCAD.

In the case of focusing on Jewelry art (goldsmithery and enamel), the graduates will be knowledgeable about:

  • making precious metal samples, various types of goldsmith tools, as well as technological processes and methods to produce sketches of different types of jewelry;
  • technological rules to produce different types of enamel artworks;
  • the principles of producing various types of sketches of small plastic works by using appropriate materials and tools.
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