What is a PHD in Applied Sciences & Professions?
Arts, Design & Architecture is a group of disciplines that enable students to use creativity, design principles, theories, methods and tools in order to create a more beautiful and functional world.
People who work in Arts, Design & Architecture develop projects, plans, designs and concepts for everything, from buildings, monuments, clothes, and devices to intuitive graphical interfaces and easy-to-use web pages. They are also creators of fabulous art, including paintings, music, theatre plays, dances, and many other wonderful expressions of beauty and imagination.
Some of the main disciplines within Arts, Design & Architecture are Art History, Graphic Design, Landscape Architecture, Music, Visual Arts, etc.
If you choose to focus on Architecture, you will learn everything there is to know about creating the perfect design for a new building or even an entire city. Courses will focus on fundamental architecture elements, on safety and materials, environmental impact, as well as lighting, textures, and how to create the perfect contrast between materials and colours. It’s not an easy job, as it also involves principles from physics and mathematics, but designing someone’s dream house or a cityscape is a very rewarding job.
Studying Graphic Design will focus on teaching you how to use images, text and colours to communicate messages efficiently. To do that, classes will present basic design principles, elements, and rules.
If you go for Music, you will study musical theory, instruments, perfect harmonies, and numerous musical styles. You will work with other talented musicians, just like you. After graduation, you’ll be an expert in playing at least one instrument.
A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Arts, Design & Architecture opens up many career opportunities. In addition to the subfields we’ve already mentioned, you can specialise in Fashion Design, Film, Photography & Media, Theatre & Dance, User Experience Design, and others.