Exhibition Design Principles | Short Course | CAP


3.1 Art Presentation

3.3 Exhibition Installation Techniques

3.4 The Exhibition Proposal

3.5 Captions and Titles

Short course 3:

Professional Skills


Module 3.2: Exhibition Design Principles


Recognition: Certificate of Completion on completion of all 5 modules in this Short Course plus the assignments.

Course Category: Level 01

Target Audience: Art lovers, curator, gallerists or artists who want to understand how to use the principles of design for compositional purposes and for successful exhibition installation. 

Course Duration: There is a one-month limit to do the courses after registration. It is difficult to determine how long it will take you to complete the course. The average time to read through the tutorial material is about 2 hours, but it can be longer, depending on how much time you spend on the links. This Short Course also has an assignment  to complete, which takes a variable amount on time.

Language: English

There is no individual cost per module; the Short Course is done in its entirety consisting of five modules.

Value/Price: R1000.00 VAT Incl for the entire Short Course in Professional Skills.


In this module we consider the fundamental principles of design as applied to the installation of art in an exhibition space, such as Balance/Proportion; Pattern & Rhythm; Texture; Emphasis; Contrast; Unity & Movement; and Identity.

What you will learn:

You will gain a good understanding of the design principles grounding exhibition installation.

You will acquire insight into the relationships between works and how to create contrast, unity , balance, proportion and movement in an exhibition.

You will acquire specific knowledge about how to focus artworks or create focal areas.

You will gain an understanding of how the application of design principles will create identity in your exhibition venue.

There is one Assignment for the whole Short Course. 


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