Composition I
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Kompositsioon I
Course title in English
Composition I
ECTS credits
approximate amount of contact lessons
Teaching semester
Assessment form
lecturer of 2019/2020  Autumn semester
Margot Kask (eesti keel) tavaline kursus
lecturer of 2019/2020  Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
The aims of this course are to develop holistic perception, interpretation of objects and visual expression.
To develop skills on creative process starting from selection of the topic and/or idea to the presentation of the of the complete artwork.
Brief description of the course
Composition as a structural entity in visual level and in the level of meaning. Analysis of the superstructure of the composition. Network systems. Visible and invisible information.
At first, the course looks at issues related to the emotionally perceivable balance, relations between the perceived information and the perceiver’s point of view (e.g states of mind and ways of thinking), semiotical structures within the artwork and the artwork’s relation to the context in which it is presented.
Secondly, the course concentrates on the creative process.
Independent work
Choosing the topics for the creative projects, developing the ideas, experimenting with means and materials, producing the artworks, installing and presenting the artworks. Also, visiting art exhibitions and analyzing the artworks both in group discussion and writing.
Learning outcomes in the course
After the course, the student can find topics and develop ideas, gather data, experiment both with ideas and techniques in the processes of personal creative practice, as well as to clarify and present the outcome.
Assessment methods
Exam. Assessment is based on work done during the term, the ability to visually express an idea, and the ability to prepare and present the results.
dots Margot Kask
The course is a prerequisite
Study literature
Erinevad kunstiajalugu ja kaasaegset kunsti käsitlevad teosed, artiklid ajakirjandusest, võrguküljed, kursuse ajal jooksvalt toimuvad näitused.
Allen, F. (2013). Your Sketchbook, Your Self. London: Tate.
Bell, R., Sinclair, M. (2005). Pictures and words. New comic art and narrative illustration. Laurence King.
Brereton, R. (2009). Sketchbooks: The Hidden Art of Designers, Illustrators and Creatives. London: Laurence King.
Bright, S. (2006). Art photography now. London: Thames & Hudson.
Campany, D. (2003). Art and Photography. Phaidon.
Eisner, W. (2008) Comics and sequential art: principles and practices from the legendary cartoonist. New York; London: W. W. Norton.
Heller, S., Talarico, L. (2010). Graphic: Inside the Sketchbooks of the World's Great Graphic Designers. London: Thames & Hudson.
Laaniste, M. (toim) (2011). Call it a day: Contemporary comics from Finland, Estonia, Hungary and Latvia: FINEST 2010-2011. Tallinn: Soome Instituut.
Replacement literature
Kuna aine on praktiline, siis asenduskirjandus puudub.