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Department of Foundation Courses
  • About the Department of Foundation Courses
  • Among the classes of the department of design, the most basic and essential steps are the foundation courses. In general, the curriculum for freshmen in the department of design for exploring their major before a full-fledged major lesson is referred to as major foundation courses. The foundation courses of the college of design are very important as early curriculum to foster creative thinking and the systematic design of students. The College of Art and Design at Kyung Hee University operates the curriculum with full-time professors who only research and teach foundation courses.

    The curriculum for the freshman in the department of design basically includes liberal arts and design classes, and the foundation courses consist of practical, theoretical, and practical + theoretical classes. Through these foundation courses, students develop an understanding and creativity in overall design, explore majors suitable for their talents and choose the right majors. In addition, this course improves creative ability to understand design from multifaceted perspectives, including social and cultural phenomena, history and science.
  • Department Administration Office
  • - Location: College of Art and Design 1F, No. 114
    - Phone: +82-31-201-2363
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  • Educational Objectives
  • The educational purpose of design in the knowledge-based society of the 21st century is to cultivate talents with rational thinking and creative formative ability based on multidisciplinary research. The educational objective of the College of Art and Design at Kyung Hee University is to develop creative talents with the ability to look into history, culture and the future. For the purpose of this education, the foundation courses in the first grade aim to be the foundation for improving creative design ability, education based on the harmony of theoretical and practical courses, foundation courses based on connecting with each major, and systematic education by professional professors.

    Detailed objectives are as follows.
    - Basic principles and specialized education in design
    - Systematic design education for developing creative design ability
    - Education based on the harmony of practical and theoretical courses
    - Foundation courses based on the linkage of each major
    - Design education based on interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary courses
    - Foundation education by professional professors
    - Design education based on cultural identity
  • Curriculum
  • Curriculum
    Category Content Remarks
    Curriculum Department Major Foundation Courses Total credits  
    - Department of Industrial Design
    - Department of Visual Information Design
    - Department of Landscape Architecture
    - Department of Textile and Clothing Design
    - Department of Digital Art & Design
    - Perspective of Art & Design
    - History of Modern Art
    - Drawing
    - Three-Dimensional Design
    - Two-Dimensional Design
    - Digital Design
    - Design Research (Industrial Design)
    - Creative Design (Visual Design)
    - Understanding of Landscape Architecture
    (Landscape Architecture) - Fashion Conversation (Textile and Clothing Design)
    - Basics of Content Design (Digital Art & Design)
    21 credits
  • Course Introduction
  • Course Introduction
    Sequence Completion Course Introduction Credits
    ABEEK General
    1 Required Required Perspective of Art & Design 3
    The purpose of this course is to research and analyze the phenomena of a variety of formative arts (architecture, sculpture, painting, design, craft, multimedia arts, etc.) and to present a broad understanding and insight of art and design to students
    2 Required Required History of Modern Art 3
    The purpose of this course is to historically research and analyze the phenomena of modern arts and to present the diversity of modern art. This course develops students to have a broad understanding of art and have an awareness of history and culture through learning art history.
    3 Required Required Drawing 3
    This course is carried out in the form of theoretical lectures and exercises that are necessary to realistically represent the three-dimensional world with light on a two-dimensional plane by focusing on continuous observations on things, people and space. Students learn the concept of drawing, which is the most basic in design and visual communication, understand the various expression techniques, and develop observation and realistic description.
    4 Required Required Two-Dimensional Design 3
    The educational goal of this course is to foster basic design skills of students through visual experience and practice with the colorful, two-dimensional, formative world. The class is focused on understanding design elements, the interrelationship between elements, and creative and unique idea conception.
    5 Required Required Three-Dimensional Design 3
    In this course, students perform a variety of assignments based on the basic principle, process and material of three-dimensional design, and learn the basic elements of three-dimensional design, including line, plane, form, shape, mass, volume, surface, texture, scale and proportion. While using what they've learned in artwork, students can directly experience form, space and structure, and develop skills and creativity.
    6 Required Required Digital Design 3
    The educational goal of this course is to expand the range of visual expressions of students through digital media experience and practice. Students acquire the 2D/3D computer-aided tools and techniques to produce complete images. Furthermore, this course is focused on maximizing the possibility of expressing their creativity.
    7 Required Required 5 major theoretical lessons 3
    - Industrial Design Research (Industrial Design)
    - Visual Design Research (Visual Design)
    - Understanding of Landscape Architecture (Landscape Architecture)
    - Fashion Conversation (Textile and Clothing Design)
    - Basics of Content Design (Digital Art & Design)