Programme Description

Programme Description



University of Malta

Faculty for the Built Environment

Diploma in Design Foundation Studies
(Dip. DFS(Melit.))

(for courses commencing October 2021)

YEAR ONE

Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

VSA1901 Visual Design Tools 1 14 ECTS (NC)
VSA1991 20th Century Art and Culture 1 4 ECTS

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

Students are required to choose a total of 12ECTS credits from the elective study-units below:

BEN1004 Landmarks of Cultural Development 4 ECTS
VSA1921 Introduction to Painting Techniques 4 ECTS
VSA1941 Introduction to the Plastic Arts 4 ECTS
VSA1951 Introduction to the Art of Etching 4 ECTS
VSA1973 Introduction to Digital Imaging Tools 4 ECTS
VSA1976 Typography 4 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

VSA1902 Visual Design Tools 2 14 ECTS (NC)
VSA1992 20th Century Art and Culture 2 4 ECTS

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

Students are required to choose a total of 12ECTS credits from the elective study-units below:

IOT1002 Psychology of Creativity 4 ECTS
IOT1009 A Toolkit for Thinking Out of the Box 4 ECTS
VSA1931 Photographic Imaging and Processing 4 ECTS
VSA1961 Introduction to Printing 4 ECTS
VSA1971 Interface Design 4 ECTS
VSA1974 Introduction to 3D 4 ECTS
VSA1975 Digital Toolset 4 ECTS
VSA1981 Introduction to Architectural Modelling 4 ECTS




This programme of study is governed by the General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2019 and by the Bye-Laws for the award of the Diploma in Design Foundation Studies under the auspices of the Faculty for the Built Environment.
 
Notes: NC = Non Compensatable
 
Last Updated: 7 May 2021
 
The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.

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