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Perception of architectural and artistic objects, volumes, textures, colours and materials. Means of expression in free hand sketching of forms and natural settings. Training by individuals and group work on the projection and enlargement of different images. Sketches including different plants, objects and people using pencil and other presentation media with special emphasis on the aesthetic proportions of objects.
First Year
Introduction to history of art and architecture, and their development through the ancient civilisations of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece and Rome. Analysis of historical monuments and buildings and their architectural characteristics. Emphasis on the architectural principles, theories, and impact on the development of buildings throughout ancient times. Examining ancient historical patterns. View points of various progressive theoreticians.
Second Year
Introduction to architectural design principles. Applications including different visual forms. Emphasising the role of function and structure on architecture. Design of an elementary architectural project on a plain plot of land.
years :First, Second, Third , fifth
Basic principles of architectural conservation of traditional sites and buildings in historic contexts with special reference to the social role in conservation process. Documentation, field survey, listing of heritage buildings, conservation techniques and methods. Case studies from Jordan, Arab, and non-Arab countries.
Fourth Year
Basic principles of lighting and acoustics and their effect on the design of buildings. Noise abatement and insulation of buildings against noise pollution. Applications using instruments for measurement of illumination and acoustics.
Third Year
Research methodologies. Data collection, analysis, synthesis, and thesis report writing of a selected project. Definition of project theme, goals, objectives, preparation of detailed space programme and area requirements. Choice and analysis of a site and production of thesis report including case studie
Fifth Year
An introduction to principles of aesthetic appreciation, plastic art and architecture. Basic methods of design. Two and three-dimensional configurations. Model building using different experimental materials to implement imaginative and conceptual forms.
First Year
Contemporary means of architectural communication so as to develop, the artistic ability and capability of handling visual compositions. Applications using computer software and means of information technology in architectural communication. Applying contemporary techniques and expressions including virtual reality on examples of plastic art and other design concepts.
Second Year
The interior environment of buildings and its impact on users. Provision of comfort and enjoyment. Factors of harmony and matching among internal components: form, colour, texture, lighting as well as interior furniture. Choice of colour scheme and materials for walls, ceilings and floors.
Fourth Year