Course detail

Arts and Crafts

FSI-YDUAcad. year: 2019/2020

The subject familiarizes students with basic terms: a human and art, human and environment, the human from fyziologic and psychologic aspects, a human and applied arts, arts and crafts and design. On assignments students solve the position of a human in and beyond the work field and propose optimal conditions for his/her activity applying aesthetics through drawing and model both classical and computer techniques.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Basic information about applied art, fields and materials of arts and crafts. Practical skill of designing projects from concerned field.


The completion of the course Typology of Design and Fundamentals of Design is required.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

CRHÁK, František. Výtvarná geometrie: učební text pro uměleckoprůmyslové školy. 3.vyd. Praha: SPN, 1977. Učebnice odborných a středních odborných škol.
NOËL, Riley a Patricia BAYER. The elements of design: the development of design and stylistic elements from the renaissance to the postmodern era. London: M. Beazley, 2003. ISBN 9781840004311.
MORANT, Henry de, Gérald GASSIOT-TALABOT a Josef HOBZEK. Dějiny užitého umění od nejstarších dob po současnost. Praha: Odeon, 1983.
DLABAL, Stanislav. Nábytkové umění: vybrané kapitoly z historie. Praha: Grada, 2000. Stavitel. ISBN 80-7169-655-2.
FROLEC, Ivo. Kovářství. Praha: Grada, 2003. Řemesla, tradice, technika. ISBN 80-247-0611-3.
RILEY, Noël, ed. Dějiny užitého umění: vývoj užitého umění a stylistických prvků od renesance do postmoderní doby. Praha: Slovart, c2004. ISBN 80-7209-549-8.
VONDRUŠKA, Vlastimil. Sklářství. Praha: Grada, 2002. Řemesla, tradice, technika. ISBN 80-247-0261-4.
ZUB, Gleb. Ozdobné kovové ploty a mříže. Praha: Grada, 1999. Stavitel. ISBN 80-7169-735-4.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Teaching is suplemented by creative work in workshops and by excursions.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Graded course-unit credit requirements: meeting assigned projects deadlines in a sufficient quality, passing the final test (optional). The test verifies global orientation and knowledge of the development and theory of industrial design and crafts.
Resulting evaluation consists of evaluations on tasks and a test. In total it will be possible to aquire 100 points. Resulting classification will be defined by the ECTS scale.
If some of the projects as well as the test are awarded less than half of the maximum pts., final evaluation of the course is F "failed".
According to the article No. 13 of Study and Examination Rules of Brno University of Technology ECTS evaluation degree scale is used. . If some of the projects are awarded less than 50 pts., final evaluation of the course is "failed". The course is evaluated with the following grades: ECTS EVALUATION DEGREES / PTS. RATING / NUMERIC RATING: A / 100 - 90 / 1 / Excellent; B /89 - 80 / 1,5 / Very good; C / 79 - 70 / 2 / Good; D / 69 - 60 / Satisfactory; E / 59 - 50 / Sufficient; F / 49 - 0 / 4 / Failed.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim of this subject is to famliarize students with both terms and relationships in visual art, design, applied arts, and arts and crafts. Assigned projects prepare students for industrial design workshops.

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

Recommended attendance at lectures, compulsory attendance at seminars. Education runs according to the week schedule. The way of compensation of missed seminars is specified by the tutor.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B3A-P Bachelor's

    branch B-PDS , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Human and art, life style and art style;
2. Human and living environment;
3. Human and physiological and psychological aspects;
4. Human and things - function of objects;
5. Applied art, arts and crafts, and design - basic terms;
6. Applied art, and arts and crafts - stone, clay, ceramics;
7. Applied art, and arts and crafts - ceramics;
8. Applied art, and arts and crafts - glass;
9. Applied art, and arts and crafts - metals;
10. Applied art, and arts and crafts - textiles;
11. Applied art, and arts and crafts - excursions to craft workshops;
12. Applied art, and arts and crafts - wood, furniture;
13. Written test;

Studio work

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Introduction - basic terms, information about the subject;
2. Conception environmental design in urban area (conception, situation, relationships etc., e.g. park, square, pedestrian zone, children playground, traffic point etc.) - assignment 1;
3. Conception design - research, analysis, sketches;
4. Conception design - execution;
5. Conception design - final, handing over of task No. 1;
6. Design of simple product with using of craft materials and attitudes- assignment 2;
7. Design of simple product- research, analysis, sketches;
8. Design of simple product- finishing; handing over of task No. 2;
9. Design with using of craft materials and attitudes (detailed product) - assignment 3;
10. Detailed design - research, analysis, sketches;
11. Detailed design - execution;
12. Detailed design - finishing;
13. Handing over of task No. 3.; Writen test;