Education has an important place in human development activities from the past to the present. As a result of the importance of education, new updates and practices have been constantly introduced. Among these practices, life-based education practices have gained significance in recent years. This study aims to see what kind of effects the life-based preparation and implementation of "Basic Design" courses given to university students would have on students' practical skills. The research was carried out with first-grade students of the Konya Necmettin Erbakan University Ahmet Keleşoğlu Faculty of Education Department of Art Education, and the results obtained were evaluated. The curriculum prepared in this study applied to the study group consisting of ten girls and five boys, who took the "Basic Design Education" course in 2016-2017 at Konya Necmettin Erbakan University Ahmet Keleşoğlu Faculty of Education, Department of Art Education. Research data; semi-structured interview forms were obtained from student diaries, researcher diaries, and student application products. The data of this quasi-experimental study were analyzed with the content analysis method, and the findings were interpreted within the framework of research questions. It has been observed that the study of subjects by including them in life creates awareness in students, facilitates the beginning of their studies, and increases creativity. This study, which was created based on the idea that it would be appropriate to reinterpret design lessons by using new methods in the education of art, is thought to be significant for the field.
Keywords: Art Education, life-based education, basic design education