This free course is available to start right now. Review the full course description and key learning outcomes and create an account and enrol if you want a free statement of participation.

Free course


2.5 Symmetry

Symmetry is a feature that has been used in the design of objects and patterns in many cultures throughout recorded history. From Greek vases and medieval windows to Victorian tiles and Native American decorations, symmetry has been seen as a way of achieving balance and beauty.

Symmetry can be described mathematically, and is a useful concept when dealing with shapes.


For further information, take a look at our frequently asked questions which may give you the support you need.

Have a question?
Free Courses

OpenLearn has over 800 free courses across all our subjects designed by our academic experts. From 1 to 100 hours, introductory to advanced, you can start learning at any time and all for free.