School of Arts and Sciences ILIA STATE UNIVERSITY

FINE AND APPLIED ARTS

FINE AND APPLIED ARTS

Study language: Georgian  

Amount of allocated credits:  240 ECTS

Awarded qualification/degree: BA in Arts

Code in NAEC registry: 0100103

Admission Type:  Unified admission

About the program:

The Fine and A About the program: pplied Arts program was developed in 2011 and the program is updated at the beginning of each academic year.

The program serves to develop analytical approaches to compositions in the field of applied and fine arts, to develop students' creative/practical skills and their aesthetic taste. The program is interdisciplinary: it has three directions. Within each of them, the student will explore several interrelated fields of fine and applied arts. The proposed combinations of fields are dictated by many years of experience of practicing artists and the needs that exist in the employment market. Additionally, as due to the combination of fields, future artists will be able to creatively synthesize materials and create works of higher quality, with refined aesthetics and unique technology.

During the program, the student will explore several interrelated fields of fine and applied arts, which will help him/her to establish themselves as a multidisciplinary specialist. Besides, the program focuses on the development of transferred skills such as oral and written communication in Georgian and English, quantitative reasoning, critical analysis and the ability to work effectively in a team.

Aim of the program:

The program aims to prepare a professional with extensive knowledge of the general characteristics of visual arts, specifics of fields and genres, basic concepts of fine and applied art history, with the ability to implement original ideas and concepts in the form of a specific product and adhering to laws, principles and approaches of their chosen direction.

The aim of the program is not only to teach one of the fields of art but also the combined teaching of several adjacent and interconnected fields. In addition, a special place in the bachelor's program is devoted to the analytical aspect of field compositions and the development of creative skills:

  • The aim of the program is to develop students' creative ability, abstract thinking and aesthetic taste to develop ideas, concepts and projects and formulate them into a specific product;
  • The aim of the program is for the student to be able to consider the adjacent fields of fine and applied arts provided in the program in a holistic manner.

Main areas of study:

Computer design and Easel Graphics

  • The aim of the program is to teach the student the rules of working with computer design graphic programs
  • The aim of the program is to teach the student the main characteristics of the types of easel graphics, the compositional and technological features of their performance
  • The aim of the program is to teach the student the compositional features of poster art and book graphics and the technological rules for making handmade Georgian and Latin fonts.

Fashion, artistic textiles and shoe design

  • The program aims to teach the student the principles of sketching an original piece of any complexity and the basics of designing clothes of various difficulty.
  • The aim of the program is to teach the student the compositional features of all types of artistic textile design (batik, felt, tapestry, carpet, etc.) and the technological rules of their execution;
  • The aim of the program is to teach the student the compositional features of shoe design and the technological rules of execution of different types of construction (template) and model material.

Design of monumental interior and exterior painting, ceramics and artistic glass

  • The aim of the program is to teach the student the compositional features of different types of monumental painting and monumental ceramics and the technological and technical rules of their execution;
  • The aim of the program is to teach the student various types of artistic glass design - glass souvenirs, glass partition, glass decorative panel, glass decorative sculpture, Tiffany technique, glass monumental forms for interior and exterior - compositional features and technological and technical rules of their execution;
  • The program aims to teach the student the specifics of performing interior and exterior design compositions and its building principles using interior and exterior details in the computer program ArchiCAD

Learning outcomes:

After the completion of the program:

  • The graduate knows the basic laws of academic drawing (constructive and plastic), the theoretical and practical elements of drawing, the basic principles of form-building logic and space organization;
  • The graduate knows the most important laws of color painting (color, tone, color, lighting), technological features of painting materials (watercolor, gouache, tempera, oil);
  • The graduate has knowledge of the effects of animal, bird and human movements and plasticity on their spine, skeletal and muscular systems;
  • The graduate has knowledge of the basic concepts and theories of the history of fine and applied arts;
  •  The graduate knows the general characteristics of visual arts, fields and specifics of genres.

Teaching methods:

  • Verbal and written method;
  • Online learning elements;
  • Practical work;
  • Workgroups;
  • Individual work;
  • Projects;
  • Demonstrative method;

Note: Teaching methods are described in detail in the relevant course syllabus.

Employment Opportunities:

According to the sector specifications of the program:

  • Advertisement business
  •  Design companies
  • Publishers
  • Mass media
  • Shoe and textile enterprises
  • Model houses and ateliers
  • Construction-architectural companies
  • City Improvement Services
  • Sewing salons
  • Private and state enterprises
  • private business

The graduate of the program can continue his/her studies on a higher level.

Structure of the study program:

A student wishing to study fine and applied arts must take the courses "First Steps in Drawing and Painting 1" and "First Steps in Drawing and Painting 2" in the first year of undergraduate studies, which will help him/her to develop professional self-determination and artistic skills.

To receive Bachelor’s academic degree, a student must accumulate 240 ECTS.

Title of the Module                                                                ECTS 
 General University Module  60
 Major Program  120
 Minor program or free component (elective courses)     60

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