Branch Details

Visual Art - Design

Original title in Czech: DesignFaVUAbbreviation: VU-DAcad. year: 2019/2020Specialisation: Graphic Design Studio 1

Programme: Fine Arts

Length of Study: 2 years

Accredited from: 1.12.2015Accredited until: 31.12.2024

Profile

The Design field of study guarantees two studios specializing in graphic design (Studio of Graphic Design 1, Studio of Graphic Design 2) and a studio specializing in product design (Studio of Product Design). The importance of this field of study is essential nowadays. A designer enters the process of designing the output (whatever that may be – a book, a website, a motorcycle, or a sink) much earlier than in the past. The conception of the studies in the Design field of study corresponds to contemporary requirements on the designer to be equipped both with excellent knowledge of available tools (especially of software), to be ready for life-long education, and to be an outstanding personality with a wide knowledge of culture and humanities. Emphasis is put during the course of the studies on the following areas: 1) continuous development of functional literacy in technologies and software essential for practical output in the field. (The Design field of study uses the workshop and intensive course formats which are not embodied in the curriculum on a fixed basis but rather extend the studio course. 2) Development of knowledge in art history, visual culture, and design. 3) Development of skills vital in contemporary design practices, such as independent seeking of tasks and work opportunities, organizational and presentation skills.
The Design field of study emphasizes the link between the school assignments and professional practices. This goal is achieved by cooperation with external subjects (companies, not-for-profit subjects or NGOs), and by the workshops and presentations held by notable designers.

Key learning outcomes

The graduates of the MA program further deepen their competencies within their discipline, emphasizing the crossing of the “craft” aspect of their skills towards autonomous creative achievements characteristic for an original designer.

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples

The graduate of the Design field of study is ideally a strong personality equipped with the potential to succeed in the practices of graphic or product design. She is also competent to professionally succeed in similar disciplines, such as polygraphy, advertising, and media. The studio-based format of training with a high share of tutorials systematically completed with short-term intensive courses and workshops lead by practicing professionals develops the competency in the students to actively seek job opportunities, make independent decisions, and boldly present their projects and achievements.

Supervisor


Course structure diagram with ECTS credits

1. year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
M1GD-ZStudio Follow-up I - Graphic Design 1 - wintercs18winterCompulsoryCr,Exyes
CPZZ-IMaster's State Examination Seminar 1cs2winterCompulsoryCryes
2U2000-ZArt after 2000cs4winterCompulsoryExyes
ATGDGraphic design topics of todaycs2winterOptionalColyes
ANUPAnalyzing the Art of Performancecs2winterOptionalCryes
2AINV/M-ZEnglish Intermediate MA 1 - winteren3winterOptionalCr,Exyes
2UPPV-M-ZEnglish Upper Intermediate Higher 3 - MA - Winteren3winterOptionalCr,Exyes
2AU-LThe Antropology of Artcs3winterOptionalExno
ACHE20Architecture of the 20th centurycs3winterOptionalExyes
2A1956Around 1956: the Culture of the Mid Fiftiesen4winterOptionalExno
ACP-LArt, Commerce, Poweren4winterOptionalExyes
2ACTArtists and Curators in Textsen4winterOptionalExno
DEDE2-ZHistory of Design 2 - wintercs3winterOptionalExno
FEMS1Feminist Seminar 1en3winterOptionalCryes
GPTSUGallery Management and Market With Contemporary Art cs2winterOptionalCryes
2KNM-ZThe Canon Of New media Art. The best of new media art 1cs3winterOptionalExyes
HITECH1Hi Tech Painting 1cs2winterOptionalCryes
2USIM-INew Media Art 1cs3winterOptionalExyes
KRIT1Practical introduction to critical theory 1cs2winterOptionalCrno
2PSUArt Psychologycs3winterOptionalCr,Exyes
RAIMRadical imaginationen3winterOptionalCrno
TAIF2The Art of Interpreting Film 2en4winterOptionalExno
TUPAArt Market and Art Lawcs2winterOptionalCrno
VUBAI-ZFine Art in Brno Architecture (1948–1989) 1cs3winterOptionalExyes
1. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
M1GD-LStudio Follow-up I - Graphic Design 1 - summercs18summerCompulsoryCr,Exyes
CPZZ-IIMaster's State Examination seminar 2cs2summerCompulsoryCryes
TU-LTheory and Art in the 20th Century 1 - summercs3summerCompulsoryExyes
2AINV/M-LEnglish Intermediate MA 2 - Summeren3summerOptionalCr,Exyes
2UPPV-M-LEnglish Upper Intermediate Higher 4 - MA - Summeren3summerOptionalCr,Exyes
1FALCanadian and American Film and Literature from 1945 - Assorted Chocolatesen4summerOptionalExno
DEDE2-LHistory of Design 2 - summercs3summerOptionalExno
FEMS2Feminist Seminar 2en3summerOptionalCryes
INFZD-LInformation Resources for BUT Studentscs1summerOptionalCryes
2KNM-LThe Canon Of New media Art. The best of new media art 2cs3summerOptionalExyes
KLAGRAFClassical Printmaking: Technology - History - Practicecs2summerOptionalCryes
HITECH2Hi Tech Painting 2cs2summerOptionalCryes
MTGIMind, Body, Gesture and Idea: Forms of Czechoslovak Art from 1960s to Early 1990scs2summerOptionalCryes
2USIM-IINew Media Art 2cs3summerOptionalExyes
OK-LOn Curating. Theory and Practice.cs2summerOptionalCrno
KRIT2Practical introduction to critical theory 2cs2summerOptionalCrno
PROPRNature after naturecs2summerOptionalCryes
STUPPerformance Studiescs2summerOptionalCryes
2SACA-LSubversive Art, Collusive Art en4summerOptionalExyes
UA-LArt – architecturecs3summerOptionalExyes
2U2000-LArt after 2000 (seminar)cs2summerOptionalCrno
2USPThe Art of Collaborationcs3summerOptionalExyes
UMFPArt in Public Space. The Investor, the Function, Perceptioncs2summerOptionalCryes
VAMMVisual Anthropology and Contemporary Art cs3summerOptionalExno
VUBAII-LFine Art in Brno Architecture (1948–1989) 2cs3summerOptionalExyes
2. year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
M2GD-ZStudio Follow-up II - Graphic Design 1 - wintercs15winterCompulsoryCryes
SSZZMaster's State Examination Seminar 3cs5winterCompulsoryCryes
TU-ZTheory and Art in the 20th Century 2 - wintercs3winterCompulsoryExyes
ATGDGraphic design topics of todaycs2winterOptionalColyes
ANUPAnalyzing the Art of Performancecs2winterOptionalCryes
2AINV/M-ZEnglish Intermediate MA 1 - winteren3winterOptionalCr,Exyes
2UPPV-M-ZEnglish Upper Intermediate Higher 3 - MA - Winteren3winterOptionalCr,Exyes
2AU-LThe Antropology of Artcs3winterOptionalExno
ACHE20Architecture of the 20th centurycs3winterOptionalExyes
2A1956Around 1956: the Culture of the Mid Fiftiesen4winterOptionalExno
ACP-LArt, Commerce, Poweren4winterOptionalExyes
2ACTArtists and Curators in Textsen4winterOptionalExno
DEDE2-ZHistory of Design 2 - wintercs3winterOptionalExno
FEMS1Feminist Seminar 1en3winterOptionalCryes
GPTSUGallery Management and Market With Contemporary Art cs2winterOptionalCryes
2KNM-ZThe Canon Of New media Art. The best of new media art 1cs3winterOptionalExyes
HITECH1Hi Tech Painting 1cs2winterOptionalCryes
2USIM-INew Media Art 1cs3winterOptionalExyes
KRIT1Practical introduction to critical theory 1cs2winterOptionalCrno
2PSUArt Psychologycs3winterOptionalCr,Exyes
RAIMRadical imaginationen3winterOptionalCrno
TAIF2The Art of Interpreting Film 2en4winterOptionalExno
TUPAArt Market and Art Lawcs2winterOptionalCrno
VUBAI-ZFine Art in Brno Architecture (1948–1989) 1cs3winterOptionalExyes
2. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
DIPLMGRDimploma seminar for graduate studentscs5summerCompulsoryCryes
M2GD-LStudio Follow-up II - Graphic Design 1 - summercs15summerCompulsoryCryes
SZK-PPractical Diploma Project (magisterial cycle)cs, en10summerCompulsoryCryes
2AINV/M-LEnglish Intermediate MA 2 - Summeren3summerOptionalCr,Exyes
2UPPV-M-LEnglish Upper Intermediate Higher 4 - MA - Summeren3summerOptionalCr,Exyes
1FALCanadian and American Film and Literature from 1945 - Assorted Chocolatesen4summerOptionalExno
DEDE2-LHistory of Design 2 - summercs3summerOptionalExno
FEMS2Feminist Seminar 2en3summerOptionalCryes
INFZD-LInformation Resources for BUT Studentscs1summerOptionalCryes
2KNM-LThe Canon Of New media Art. The best of new media art 2cs3summerOptionalExyes
KLAGRAFClassical Printmaking: Technology - History - Practicecs2summerOptionalCryes
HITECH2Hi Tech Painting 2cs2summerOptionalCryes
MTGIMind, Body, Gesture and Idea: Forms of Czechoslovak Art from 1960s to Early 1990scs2summerOptionalCryes
2USIM-IINew Media Art 2cs3summerOptionalExyes
OK-LOn Curating. Theory and Practice.cs2summerOptionalCrno
KRIT2Practical introduction to critical theory 2cs2summerOptionalCrno
PROPRNature after naturecs2summerOptionalCryes
STUPPerformance Studiescs2summerOptionalCryes
2SACA-LSubversive Art, Collusive Art en4summerOptionalExyes
UA-LArt – architecturecs3summerOptionalExyes
2U2000-LArt after 2000 (seminar)cs2summerOptionalCrno
2USPThe Art of Collaborationcs3summerOptionalExyes
UMFPArt in Public Space. The Investor, the Function, Perceptioncs2summerOptionalCryes
VAMMVisual Anthropology and Contemporary Art cs3summerOptionalExno
VUBAII-LFine Art in Brno Architecture (1948–1989) 2cs3summerOptionalExyes