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Module 1.2: Composition


Recognition: Certificate of Completion on completion of all 5 modules in this Short Course plus the assignments.


Course Category: Level 01

Target Audience: For art lovers or artists who want to learn more about composition in art; and how to improve their compositional skills.  

Course Duration: It is difficult to determine how long it will take you to complete the course. The average time to read through the tutorial material is about 3 hours, but it can be longer, depending on how much time you spend on the links. 

Language: English

Course Value/Price: R600.00 VAT Incl/$35

This module looks at fundamental compositional terms, the role of purpose in composition, compositional techniques and the application of these to artworks.  The rule of 'thirds' is looked at, as well as how to break this rule.

What you will learn:

Compositional theory
The design aspects relating to composition, including 
focal point, rhythm, contrast, movement, unity, balance, pattern.

Compositing in digital contexts.

There is a practical Assignment for this module. It is not compulsory. 

If you are doing the Certificate, you have to complete any seven assignments in order to receive a Certificate.

1. Short Course in Art Practice Basic 


The Short Course will equip you with an understanding of basic formal principles in art production. Various fundamental technical and formal aspects are covered. This course is strongly aimed at the acquisition of skills and knowledge in art praxis.


FIVE modules and FIVE assignments are included. The assignments are not compulsory, but if you want to receive a certificate of completion for the Short Course, you have to complete TWO assignments.

  • You will receive a report on those assignments submitted.

  • After registration you will receive a link to the study material which you have to work through. 

  • Several web links are included; please visit these and read through in order to maximise your learning experience.  



COURSE COST:  R2800-00/$164 Enrol

Reduced course cost of R5200-00/$286 when you enrol for 2 Short Courses  Enrol

Individual Modules each: R600-00/$35 



Course material is online and not downloadable.

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