Studio Follow-up II - Product Design - winter
FaVU-M2PD-ZAcad. year: 2020/2021
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.
Recommended optional programme components
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
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Language of instruction
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.
Type of course unit
195 hours, compulsory
Teacher / Lecturer