Course Description

DEPARTMENT OF ART & DESIGN

AAD 100:  Introduction to Drawing  (Core) (Revised)
The Basic tools for mechanical and freehand drawing and their use.  Drawing as an expression of form and space.  Application of the different types of mechanical drawings, such as isometric diametric, multi- view, para line orthographic sectional views and one and two point perspectives.  Application of the different types  of freehand drawing approaches such as gesture, contour, line and pattern.

AAD: 101:  Basic 2-D Design  (Core) (Revised)
Formal graphic organization in two-dimensional design.  Directional forces, movement, stability, balance, proportion and scale.  Spatial organization area, mass, volume and basic shapes.  Drawing skills in appropriate media and in a variety of subjects. Presentation techniques of 2-D work: painting, graphic design, fabric design, drawing , printmaking and motion graphics. Mounting and exhibition.

AAD: 102:  Basic 3-D Design (Core) (Revised)
Formal graphic organization in three-dimensional design.  Directional forces, movement, stability, balance, proportion and scale.  Spatial organization area, mass, volume and basic shapes.  Exercises in perspectives, paraline, orthographic, sectional views, multi-view, axometric and isometric projections.  Design conceptualization in 3-D. Presentation techniques of 3-D work: sculpture; ceramics; multi-media crafts ; interior design and Weaving. Mounting and exhibition.

AAD 200 Traditional African Art (Core) (Revised)
Art as an important element of symbolic communication. Exploration  of the key form and content concepts  in art such  as creativity, imagination, composition, style and iconography. Issues pertaining to observation and criticism of art with emphasis to traditional African art. Characteristics of traditional African art; its functional nature as compared with the western notion of art for arts sake. Inter-relationships of drama, music, costume and sculpture in rituals of selected African societies >>>>> Click here for more

DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE ARTS AND FILM TECHNOLOGY

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CERTIFICATE LEVEL

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ACT 001       Introduction to Media and Society.

A study of the scope of print and electronic media and their roles in a society.  Different political models for the media: capitalism, socialism, communism and welfare state.  Problems and prospects, internal and external pressures on the local media.  The media and the Law.  The complementary roles of civil societies in maintaining vigilance on a country’s constitution and making a government responsive and accountable.  Specific aspects of the print and electronic media in Kenya:  sports, local and world news, adverts, commentaries and editorials and their specific impact in their societies.

ACT 002     Introduction to Acting Skills.

Dynamics of stage and film acting. Improvisation exercises.  Story telling and the oral tradition.  Miming exercises, imagination, breathing, emotions and relaxation.  Movement.  Aging.  Fighting.  Embracing.  Purposeful and meaningful gestures.  Voice. Speech. Articulation and diction. >>>>> Click here for more


DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC AND DANCE

CERTIFICATE IN MUSIC COURSES
MDT 001 Basic Music Theory and Aural Skills I (Revised)
MDT 002 African Dance Practice (Revised)
MDT 003 Introduction to Song Writing (New)
MDT 004 Introduction to History of Kenyan Folk Music (Revised)
MDT 005 Performance Tuition I (Revised)
MDT 006 Basic Music Theory and Aural Skills II (Revised)>>>>> Click here for more

 

 

 

 

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