Course detail

Studio Follow-up II - Product Design - winter

FaVU-M2PD-ZAcad. year: 2017/2018

The consultations are focused on specification of the extent of the thesis and its preparatory stage (research, analytical part). The end of this term is a period of control of development of the creative phase of the diploma thesis. The actual choice of the theme and its relevance, independence and proactive approach to the project, innovative solutions, development towards the goal and formal arrangement of the documentation are all monitored. Cooperation with a company, either participating on or fully providing the realization of the prototype is preferred.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Experience from the realisation of one´s own artistic project.


Theoretically based project of the practical MA task.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Thackara,J. (ed): Design After Modernism, London
Mackenzie, D.: Green Design. Design for the Environment
Schweiger, Werner J.: Wiener Werkstaette
Gilles Lipovetsky: Éra prázdnoty

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations..

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes


Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

The sixth year is focused on the studio diploma work. A part of evaluation of the diploma work is the definition of the theme and its formulation. Students prove their independence throuhgout their whole project. They back up the analytical stage of the project, from the theme definition, over the exploration of actual solutions, initial sketches, inspirational sources, used factographic sources and structural concept up to the outlines of the realisation procedure (technology). They formulate all above mentioned aspects of their solutions in a written report and present a plausible spatial model with appendant documentation.


To concentrate one´s effort on the realisation of the MA task.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Regular consultations are mandatory.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme Master's

    branch APD , 2. year of study, winter semester, 10 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



195 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer