Singapore University of Social Sciences

Creative Design Fundamentals

Creative Design Fundamentals (MTD111)


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 REGULAR 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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