Design Art

Choosing Your Path

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design Art combines three pathways in Interaction Design, Product Design and Visual Communication into an integrated programme in Design.

*CORE ART History

CORE ART History can be taken in Year 2 or 3. Students can choose one of the following:

DD2000 Introduction to the Histories of Southeast Asian Art
DD2005 Survey of New Media
DD3005 Survey of Modern Art 1900 – 1945
DD3006 Art in the Age of Colonialism
DD3010 Issues in Global Contemporary Art
DD8008 Faith in Art
DD8010 Visualization of Cultural Heritage
DD8012 Contemporary Curating
DD9014 Introduction to Museum Studies
Prescribed Electives (PE) offered by ADM under BFA Design Art and BFA Media Art

Modules under PEs are open to all students of BFA Design Art and BFA Media Art allowing them to freely choose between those modules that are offered by ADM for that semester. Some of the PEs are planned to be open to students of HASS and NTU a UE though Studio Modules PEs, that are restricted to small student numbers or where specific skill sets are required, will have priority for ADM students. GERs and Core GERs are not included in this section since these modules are common to all students in NTU.

Animation Specialisation

Course Type Open to
DT3004 Rigging For Animation PE/UE - BEng SCE
DT2015 Advanced 3D Production PE/UE - BEng SCE
DT3009 Cinematic Concepts and Motion Capture Applications PE/UE - BEng SCE
DT3000 Advanced Drawn Animation PE - -
Writing for Animation (Interschool with WKWSCI) PE/UE Yes Yes
DT2005 Lighting and Rendering Pipeline PE/UE Yes Yes

Filmmaking Specialisation

Course Type Open to
Advanced Screenwriting PE/UE Yes Yes
DF3010 Experimental Film Production PE/UE Yes -
DF3001 Cinematography for Visual Effects PE - -
DF3000 Research Perspective in Film Practice PE - -
DF9001 The Art of Light PE/UE Yes -
Stereographic 3D Live Action Filmmaking PE/UE Yes -

Interaction Specialisation

Course Type Open to
DM2009 Performance and Interaction PE/UE Yes Yes
DM2010 Scenography and Exhibition Design PE/UE Yes Selection Required
DM2002 Sound Art PE/UE Yes Yes
DM3009 Programming for Audio Visual Performance PE/UE Yes Yes
DM2011 Issues in Interactive Media Practice PE/UE Yes Yes

Photography Specialisation

Course Type Open to
DP2004 Critical Eye: Seeing and Understanding in Photo Media PE/UE Yes Yes
DP2008 Experimental Photography PE/UE Yes Yes
DP3008 Location Experiences PE - -
DP3003 Narrative Portrait PE - -
DP2009 Advanced Black & White Photography PE/UE Yes Yes
Screened Photography PE - -

Product Design Specialisation

Course Type Open to
DR0000 Sustainable Product Design PE/UE Yes BEng Design Stream
DR2011 Human Factors in Design (Interschool with MAE) PE/UE - BEng Design Stream
DR2012 Materials, Manufacturing & Technology for Design (Interschool with MAE) PE/UE - BEng Design Stream
Interaction and Products PE/UE Yes BEng Design Stream
DR3002 Computer Aided Design II PE - -
DR2013 Furniture Design I PE/UE Yes Yes
Furniture Design II PE/UE Yes Yes
DR2002 Contemporary Issues in Product Design PE/UE - -
DR2014 Wearable Technology, Fashion and Design PE/UE Selection Required -

Visual Communication Specialisation

Course Type Open to
DV2002 Illustration for Designers PE/UE Selection Required -
DV2006 Designed Experiences PE/UE Yes Yes
DV2008 Interface Design PE/UE Selection required
DV2009 Design in Motion UE Selection required
DV3002 Editorial Design PE - -
DV3003 Spatial Design PE/UE - -
DV3005 Creative Brand Design PE/UE Selection Required -
DV3007 Contemporary Issues in Visual Communication PE/UE Selection Required -
Experimental Layout PE/UE - -
Internships and Exchange Programmes


Internship will be introduced to be in line with the university’s direction to have internship as compulsory component of the undergraduate education. Offered as Prescribed Elective for 6 AUs, internship will be for 10 weeks during the vacation period between Year 3 and Year 4.

ADM has worked with NTU’s Career and Attachments Office (CAO) and has built a list of suitable companies, studios and production houses that already take in ADM students for internship. This relationship will be built further to ensure that all students have the opportunity to do an internship during the course of their study.

Student Exchange

Students in Year 3 are eligible to study for one semester at tertiary institutions around the world that have student exchange agreement around the world. This will be continued with a more concerted effort, working with NTU’s Global Education and Mobility (GEM) personnel to send up to 50 to 60% of the students abroad on exchange for one semester, either during Semester 1 or Semester 2 of Year 3. Students will have the opportunity to study in top institutions in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific as exchange students.

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