Singapore University of Social Sciences

Creative Design Fundamentals

Creative Design Fundamentals (MTD111)

Applications Open: 01 October 2021

Applications Close: 30 November 2021

Next Available Intake: January 2022

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Digital Media

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education + (ACE+), Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C), Resilience

Funding: SkillsFuture

School/Department: School of Science & Technology


MTD111 Creative Design Fundamentals aims to provide students with the knowledge of fundamental design components and skills to create designs for the commercial market. Students will learn all essential design concepts and basic graphical treatments which will lead them to the exciting and dynamic world of design.

Level: 1
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every semester


  • Chiaroscuro
  • Unity
  • Line qualities
  • Shading
  • Geometric shape
  • Colour theory
  • Perspective
  • Abstraction
  • Tonal values
  • Dominance
  • Balance
  • Space

Learning Outcome

  • Develop a critical viewpoint and awareness of design
  • Discuss the design elements and the role of a ‘designer’ in the creative and commercial industry
  • Analyse works of design and explain how their strengths and weaknesses are based on the principles of design
  • Express eye and hand coordination by representing forms from observation
  • Show creative ideas by way of visualization and illustration
  • Apply design elements and basic principles in art and design for creative outcomes
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