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1. Visual studies on a common platform

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Art and design seem to have hardly any differences when experienced at an introductory level. Regardless of the fact that they are intended to lead to any professional goal in visual arts, the fundamental principles and basic visual concepts remain the same. The basic design course in the revised syllabus of Bombay University is so formed that students are exposed to different concepts, materials and processes through different exercises and assignments which gives them a wide latitude to experiment analytically and intuitively. These assignments are supposed to motivate the students to think, ask questions and to set standards, and also to aspire innovation. There are about 22 different types of assignments, and are very clearly stated in terms of the following

• Actual Exercise
• Retrospective Analysis

In the basic design course, students are exposed to the basic vocabularies of visual perception, theoretical concepts and visual criticism. The students are supplied with information and based on the information the feedback is expected from the students. This information is as under :

• conceptual information
• technical information
• aesthetic information

This information is available from following sources:

• from instructor
• from books
• from manuals
• from television
• from films
• from museums
• from art galleries
• from classmates
• from your own experiences in the past

Student should be expected to have following:

• positive attitude
• interest in the work
• eager to learn
• self-motivation
• ability to overcome frustrations

Visual artist is known commonly as following:

• graphic designer
• sculptor
• architect
• product designer
• painter
• Interior Designer


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