基礎デザイン学科

SCIENCE OF DESIGN

Design is indivisible
To comprehend this marks the beginning of design
1st yr.
2nd yr.
3rd yr.
4th yr.
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Acquiring a broad vision that embraces design

Students greatly expand their vision through the Theory of Design, and build the foundations for their fundamental learning in the general subjects.
In addition to basic communication and product seminars, students learn the principles of color and shape.
Discovering the elements of design

Students study the diversity of design methodology, centering on visual, product and information seminars. Students also deepen their awareness of expression and meaning from Linguistic Theory, Semiotics, and Text Studies.
Grasping the overall image of design complexity

Students gain experience in a broad range of design methods through extensive seminar classes. Students study the various aspects of design from multiple angles that open up the frontiers of knowledge, including Notation and Diagram, Synergetics, Text Information, and Theory of Autopoiesis.
Creating the forefront of design across all fields

In the fourth year focus shifts to the Graduation Work/Thesis of each of the students.
Students break up into seminar groups where they hone their respective areas of interest and concentrate on their own theme.
The Department of Science of Design views the disciplines of design as formative ideas that encompass science, art and philosophy, and this lies at the heart of the Department’s pursuit of design ideals. This is not a standard basic design course; rather it is framed to renew and recreate the inherent possibilities of design with an eye to society, industry, technology and civilization. The course reaches far beyond mere instruction geared to existing design disciplines, but strives to nurture the skills and capabilities to constantly view from new angles the various issues in creating environments in a manufacturing and communication context, and discover innovative approaches to tackle those issues.

The course curriculum has been compiled from the stance of continuing to question the kind of knowledge foundations and skill sets needed to engage in design that traverses a broad range of disciplines.
The theory of design covered over the four years forms a solid base for expanding the extensive design knowledge gained during the course. This is positioned as the science of design that deals with the various phenomena of shape and meaning relative to natural sciences dealing with natural phenomena, social sciences dealing with social phenomena, and humanities dealing with cultural phenomena.

The seminars for nurturing skills extend over multiple disciplines of visual communication, product environment, and information, and are developed so that individual students can study in areas that correspond to the growth of their own respective interests. In short, the curriculum is structured to allow students to approach their own study from their own respective areas of interest.