Creative Thinking Skills In Visual Arts

2019 Social Sciences Studies Journal  
Since landscape architecture is a multidimensional profession that incorporates the concepts of various disciplines, it is necessary to integrate different systems and components in landscape architecture education. Thus, students are expected to use creative techniques that are adequate for the goals through the integration of the design processes. In the Department of Landscape Architecture at Karadeniz Technical University (KTU), the theoretical and practical design courses that emphasize
more » ... master-apprentice relations are very important for the students to acquire design and creativity skills. Thus, students take several design courses (Basic Design Concepts, Architectural Design, Environmental Design Project, Furniture Design, etc.) beginning from the freshman year until the senior year. In these courses, initially, design elements and principles are instructed. Design education is also considered as a personality education in the process of becoming a master, and instead of imposing generally applicable methods, students are provided with the opportunity to explore their own methods in these courses. The final designed product is the result of creative problem solving and visual thinking processes. A survey was conducted with senior KTU Landscape Architecture students (n = 63) to determine their knowledge on creative thinking techniques in visual arts and the techniques they utilize in their products.
doi:10.26449/sssj.2045 fatcat:igeikrqzirewjmwgd5k4uxgzzm