Course detail

Studio Follow-up I - Product Design - winter

FaVU-M1PD-ZAcad. year: 2020/2021

Students work on two or three projects depending on their scale and complexity. The student chooses the topic on his own. This year is the last opportunity to verify eligibility for team work on a joint project of two to three-person teams.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Creative approach to the technologies of the studied subject and to its artistic context.


Ability to set and defend the personal MA program.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

D.A. Norman: Design pro každý den
Mackenzie, D.: Green Design. Design for the Environment
Fiell, Charlotte and Peter (ed.): Designing the 21st Century
H. Gardiner, CH.Gere, ed.: Art Practice in a Digital Culture

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Consultations, lectures.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Semester exam project.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Students choose themes and define assignments themselves. This stage is also a part of evaluation. Now, the role of a teacher is more that of an opponent. Increasingly, the emphasis is put on wider context of creation, which is supported by the structure of theoretic courses. The fifth year is the last opportunity to verify the capability of team work on a common project.


The role of the professor moves into the opponent's position and the focus is on the broader societal context of design.Independent realisation of the tasks coming out of the students´ creative nature.

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

Regular consultations are mandatory.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme VUM Master's

    branch VU-D , 1. year of study, winter semester, 18 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


195 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer