PIFD’s Foundation Year Studies programme is a common two-semester
course for all admitted students. It prepares students for their future
departments by introducing them to integrated theoretical and practical
studio courses of art and design and as such sets the groundwork for
understanding design processes as they apply to different design
The Fall semester is devoted to exposing students to visual (fine art and
design) history, fundamentals and language while also introducing them to
the strategies of analysis and customizing design processes.
Studio courses deal with several mediums and approaches towards design
production, while theory courses provide conceptual frameworks dealing
with history and its interpretation. Students are also prepared with practices
of visually articulating their ideas for their intended audiences.