Art and Design. "A world of expression and creativity, with the best traditional and digital art techniques".
The Art & Design course is primarily a practical course, in which to experiment in the fields of art and design: sound art, plastic and visual art, sculpture, textile design, eco-art, interactive, generative art, etc.
The distinguishing feature of this course is that students are immersed in the digital world but without dispensing with traditional techniques, the plastic and the digital, the material and the virtual, with the aim of being able to channel expressive ability through the mastery of techniques.
It is aimed at people interested in art, design, experimentation and interactive art. During the one year course, students work in artistic, conceptual, technical and visual language, through theoretical-practical classes, experimentation laboratories and projects.
The one year course in Art & Design is given in Spanish. It is organized in two blocks plus a final project. During the two blocks, students are progressively and in parallel trained in traditional techniques and digital techniques that become the expressive instrument for artistic and design projects. Then, in the final project, the knowledge acquired is translated into a personal proposal as an artist and designer.
The teaching method used in the course is mainly practical. Theoretical content is primarily acquired in an applied way, with experimentation and an active participation dynamics prevailing. Therefore, in parallel with theory, different experimentation and design workshops are carried out, adding the figure of the workshops as pills in which the student, with the help of great professionals, lives an intensive immersion in specific art and design fields.
The course content is organized within the framework of major themes:
-cultural, through the history of art and design.
-conceptual, by means of an understanding of the elements that form the basis of this field: form, colour and light, matter…
-technical, through an introduction to the different representational tools: traditional –painting, sculpture and modelling and textiles, and digital –audiovisual, sound, graphic...
-interactive, introducing students to the world of programming and electronics.
-sustainability and eco-arte criteria.
The course is designed thus with the final aim of channelling expressive ability through the mastery of plastic and digital techniques.
This area deals with the transmission of knowledge applied to the history of art and design. In it, students learn about the relationship between socioeconomic and cultural contexts and art trends throughout contemporary history. They also analyse the latest trends and references.
Languages and representation techniques
Colour, light, matter… are elements that we need to understand in order to turn them into expressive elements of an art or design project. This area prepares students in these concepts through their application to different expression techniques. Starting from the connection between the mind and the hand, students are trained in both traditional plastic techniques like drawing, sculpture, textile design, etc., and the most innovative digital techniques, which allow audiovisual and electronic elements to be added to projects.
The project area is the backbone of the Art & Design course. All the knowledge that students acquire in the other areas flows directly into the project and experimentation laboratory. Throughout the course and using the IED project methodology, the student takes part in the development of different projects covering Art & Design typologies: sound art, plastic and visual art, sculpture, textile design, eco-art, interactive art, generative art, etc.