This course is a continuation to previous foundational drawing classes at lower levels which is compulsory for students of all specialising options of Industrial Design degree programme. The course is expected to advance the drawing proficiency of the students in life drawing, still life drawing and imaginative composition. Students will be made to adhere to basic drawing principles such as use of space, tonal gradation, balancing and composition.
IDD403 teaches the techniques required for the art of producing fascinating prints using both the digital and analogue machines. The elements, principles and techniques of mass production of print designs are strongly emphasized. Students are also given the opportunity to explore the means of improvisation and generating simple printable design concepts.
The emphasis of this course is on generation of design concepts. Students are to explore appropriate materials and methods for both manual and digital implementation of assigned projects in Television graphics.
Exercise in graphic translation of literal and poetic images, cover design, type selection, layout and production. Techniques, tools and skills in creating commercial illustrations using various applications to integrate type and visuals into magazine, newspaper and press advertisements Studio course will be taught in which students will work on skills and techniques required to create and manipulate images for magazines centre-spread, newspaper cover designs and photo journalism. Detailed assignments on graphic thinking, stylization, use of reference for selection of typefaces, uses of hand skill and software applications to provide layout. Students offering this course will gain better understanding of what makes effective photography, layout, illustration, line design, page format, packaging and presentation in book production and editorial designs.
Principles of characterization in cartooning and animation for the mass media. Use of editing software and concepts in the computer. Interactive and practical exercises on the production process which is expected to expose the students to how cartoons are made. Interactive and practical exercises to expose the students to the production processes in animation; how to illustrate on cells sheets, recording the illustrations, transferring into a computer, running the film, use of software applications to actualize animation on a computer and finally the application of animation to; advertising film, public relations and propaganda
A discussion of the development of specific styles and colours in direct mail advertising and with special emphasis on greeting cards and philosophy of advertising to communication skill in graphics media. The Courses will discuss issues in Graphic Design that relates to advertising and branding (Product).
Exercise in picture taking (analogue and digital) creative editing and photo archiving. The use of light and light related gadgets in picture taking. Mastery of the use of photo enhancing tools in the following areas: Brightness, Contrast, Colour, (hue, value and saturation) cropping and resizing. Exploration of various effects used in photography e.g. face setting, elongation, panorama picture taking and stitching. At the course, students are encouraged to express themselves via an exhibition and the critique of their works.
Loom mechanism, Producing pile structure and industrial production. Woven garment construction, Production of rugs-blankets, Explore and exploit materials, processes and techniques, including image manipulation. Tapestry, rug weaving, soft sculpture using dyed threads. Using hand and knitting techniques, students are to learn to investigate the dimensional properties of continuous cooped linear and physical characteristics of traditional woven and knitted fabrics.
A study of the physical and chemical properties of textile materials. Colour chemistry. Exploration of African traditional techniques of fabric making and fabric decoration. Advance design for various types of fabric. Fundamentals of designs, these include the study of physical and chemical properties of textile materials. Textile fibre, colour, composition and chemistry. Exploration of African technique of fabric decoration. Various guiding theories for different fabrics and production techniques. Exploration of the ancient and contemporary textiles of Nigeria and other parts of Africa.
Effects and faults of modern printed textiles colour fastness. Comprehensive study of imported and domestic textiles, studio work using various pigment and methods, block printing, screen printing, discharge printing, general survey of printed and dyed textiles. Design and production of several lengths of fabric using various media.
Introduction of hand stitching, button holes, hemming, light embroidery and introduction to sewing techniques. Introduction to parts of the sewing machines, practicing the motion or movement by the student, hand stitching, button holes light embroidery and introduction to sewing techniques.
Substantive and objective studies of objects and interpretation of such designs to textiles, textile motifs and analysis, background texture, monochrome, effect of colour, colour exercise, movement rhythm. Appraisal of styles under wax format application and interpretation. Discussion on manual and industrial methods of printing and dyeing textiles with reference to screen and transfer printing, flocking and jet dyeing. Generation of textile design simulations by manual and draft methods. Interpretation of sketches into computer generated design for printing. Dying techniques and application of various brands of dyes to model swatches of fabrics. Fabric printing, presentation and table practice.
Advance principle of design and colour with emphasis on experimentation with various methods of textile, reproduction method of design or paper design made by students with emphasis on method using printing technique. The class is introduced to mental skills in the use of dyes, pigment and paste resists to produce complex surface effects on different types of fibres as applicable in mass production. Paper design, simulation and skill using photographic images for repeat pattern printing and non- repeating images. More exploration on computer on computer rendering for modern textile industry (study of the diversity of textile arts in printing, fibre usages and weaving).
Study relationsof industrial products and industrials. Further studies in cottage and contemporary textile industry.Traditional and industrial textile production facilities and processes, textile design studios and various sources of designs. Cultural considerations in design, its relevance to textile demands and consumption relationship between processes and materials in textile industries and obtains in design studios in tertiary institution.
Exploration and sampling of the local ceramic materials available within the immediate environment is included in this course. Materials such as Feldspar, Quartz, lead, kaolin etc. will be collected from different individual sites for studio use. Students will be taught the classification of ceramic oxides in glazes, the RO group, R2O3 group and RO2 group, Glaze calculation and different types of ceramic glazes. Glaze application and glaze defects.
This course is an introduction to the use of moulds as a technique for pottery production. This includes making models, working moulds with plaster of Paris. Clay bodies will be formulated for jigger and jolleying and casting slips. Knowledge about slip properties will be acquired and students will be exposed to the use torsion viscometer and weight control by litre weight. Finally students will be introduction to integrated 3D modeling with Maya computer soft ware
This course is an introduction to kiln design and construction. The course is aimed at the development of kiln and their construction principles with a view of orientating the students on the rule that guides design and construction of kiln. This course provides the student with the basic history, development and principles that governs kiln design and construction. Materials that are used in the construction of kiln such as silica-alumina, organic matter (saw dust), grog, refractory materials etc are discussed. These would lead the students to a practical demonstration of kiln construction, the use of pyrometers in kiln and heat management on how to fire ceramic wares effectively will be learnt.
The course involves the creation of ceramic works based on scientific specifications. The students will be introduced to the different type of lidded pots. It includes the development of sketches using natural objects and problems of functional design. Students will be made to know the theory and technicality behind the production of lidded vases, water pitchers and lidded jars. This encompasses the creation of accurate lid knobs, spouts and handles. The functions and importance of fixing handles and spout to ceramic wares will be examined.Students will explore the course content through lectures, technical demonstrations, presentation of individual assignment and critique, and evaluation of assignment will be done by the lecturer in charge.
This course is designed to allow ceramic students explore creative concepts by extensively using clay for the production of unique sculptural ceramic objects which can be the basis for the development of ceramic prototypes, and also a good pedestal for the process of ceramics mass production. It will further develop thestudentâ€™s creative ability to create ceramicobjects. Being a practical course in orientation, the focus is to allow the students improve upon their ability to combine all the basic elements of art and designs in the making of three dimensional objects. The aspect of hand building to be covered includes the exploitation of all the production methods in producing ceramics prototype such as the use of coils in object build up, slab method of making figures, exploration of textural symbolsand motif for surface embellishment.