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Visual Art - Design

Original title in Czech: DesignFAVUAbbreviation: APDAcad. year: 2017/2018Specialisation: Studio of Product Design FFA BUT

Programme: Fine Arts

Length of Study: 4 years

Accredited from: 1.12.2015Accredited until: 1.11.2023

Profile of the branch

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 BA graduates have an overall knowledge of the whole discipline and sufficient practical experiences in their particular specialization. They have a sense of orientation in the technological and tool background of their discipline, they have mastered the software used in designing practices and they are ready for life-long education in their discipline. The BA graduates are not only knowledgeable in the history and current state of their discipline, but have also mastered the prerequisite for team work both in their own and in neighboring disciplines.

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.

Programme supervisor


Course structure diagram with ECTS credits

1. year of study, winter semester
CodeTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
B1PD-ZStudio I - Product Design - wintercs15winterCompulsoryAc,Exyes
1DUPS-ZA Survey of History of Art in Prehistory and Antiquitycs3winterCompulsoryExyes
1SDU-ZA Survey of International Art History - First Half of the 20th Centurycs, en3winterCompulsoryExyes
VK1-ZLife Drawing 1 - wintercs2winterCompulsoryAcyes
ZVT-ZComputer Basics - wintercs2winterCompulsoryAcyes
1APINV-ZEnglish Pre- Intermediate Higher 1 (winter)en3winterOptionalAc,Exyes
1APIN-ZEnglish Pre-Intermediate Lower 1 (winter)en3winterOptionalAc,Exyes
ZADIVI-ZBasics of Digital Videocs3winterOptionalExyes
ZAFOTBasics of Photographycs2winterOptionalAcyes
ZVMBasics of Mac OScs, en2winterOptionalAcyes
1. year of study, summer semester
CodeTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
1DUUS-LArt History – Medieval Artcs3summerCompulsoryExyes
1IVIG-LInformation Knowledge – Information Literacycs1summerCompulsoryAcyes
B1PD-LStudio I - Product Design - summercs15summerCompulsoryAc,Exyes
1SDU-LA Survey of International History of Art of the 20th Century - First Half of the 20th Centurycs3summerCompulsoryExyes
1SU1945International art after 1945cs3summerCompulsoryExyes
VK1-LLife Drawing 1 - summercs3summerCompulsoryExyes
ZVT-LComputer Basics - summercs3summerCompulsoryExyes
1APINV-LEnglish Pre-Intermediate higher 2 (summer]en3summerOptionalAc,Exyes
1APIN-LEnglish Pre-Intermediate Lower 2 (summer)en3summerOptionalAc,Exyes
2. year of study, winter semester
CodeTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
B2PD-ZStudio II - Product Design - summercs15winterCompulsoryAc,Exyes
1DUR-ZThe Survey of History of Art in Rennaissancecs3winterCompulsoryExyes
1CSUContemporary Czech and International Artcs3winterCompulsoryExyes
1UFIL-ZIntroduction to Philosophy of Art - wintrercs3winterCompulsoryExyes
1AINBA-ZEnglish Intermediate BA 1 - zimníen3winterOptionalAc,Exyes
POGR2D-ZDTP and Graphics 2D - wintercs2winterOptionalAcyes
PAPostwar Architecturecs3winterOptionalExyes
SIT-ZScreenprinting - wintercs2winterOptionalAcyes
TEAUDI-ZAudio Technologies 1cs2winterOptionalAcyes
VK2-ZLife Drawing 2 - wintercs2winterOptionalAcyes
VKO-ZVisual Composition in Time 1cs3winterOptionalExyes
ZPS1Basics of Psychology 1 - wintercs3winterOptionalExyes
2. year of study, summer semester
CodeTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
B2PD-LStudio II - Product Design - summercs15summerCompulsoryAc,Exyes
1DUB-LArt History in the Baroque Age - a Surveycs3summerCompulsoryExyes
1UFIL-LIntroduction to Philosophy of Art - wintercs3summerCompulsoryExyes
1AINBA-LEnglish Intermediate BA 2 - Summeren3summerOptionalAc,Exyes
POGR2D-LDTP and Graphics 2D - summercs3summerOptionalExyes
OBRPO-LVisual Postproductioncs2summerOptionalAcyes
PEM1Pedagogical Minimum 1cs4summerOptionalAcyes
1SECSUContemporary Czech and international art - seminarcs2summerOptionalAcno
SIT-LScreenprinting - summercs2summerOptionalAcyes
TEAUDI-LAudio Technologies 2cs2summerOptionalAcyes
VK2-LLife Drawing 2 - summercs3summerOptionalExyes
VKO-LVisual Composition in Time 2cs2summerOptionalAcyes
ZPS2Basics of Psychology 2 - summer cs3summerOptionalExyes
3. year of study, winter semester
CodeTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
ERG-ZErgonomics - wintercs3winterCompulsoryExno
B3PD-ZStudio III - Product Design - wintercs15winterCompulsoryAc,Exyes
1SCU19st-ZInternational and Czech Art of the First Half of the 19th Century in Contextcs3winterCompulsoryExyes
ZKOP-ZConstruction Basics 1 - wintercs3winterCompulsoryExno
1UPPV-ZEnglish Upper Intermediate Higher 3 - BA - Winteren3winterOptionalAc,Exyes
1UPP-ZEnglish Upper-Intermediate Lower 1 (winter)en3winterOptionalExno
AIS-ZArtists and Issuesen3winterOptionalExno
AUP-ZCopyright - wintercs3winterOptionalExyes
1CU20st-ZCzech Art of the First Half of the 20th Century in Contextcs3winterOptionalExyes
DEDE1-ZHistory of Design 1 - wintercs3winterOptionalExyes
KOHISO-ZComics – History and Present - wintercs3winterOptionalExyes
1MWT-ZWorkshops 1cs2winterOptionalAcyes
PEM2,3-ZPedagogical Minimum 2, 3 - wintercs4winterOptionalAcyes
PAPostwar Architecturecs3winterOptionalExyes
1SCURCzech Art in the Regions - seminarcs2winterOptionalAcyes
SIT-ZScreenprinting - wintercs2winterOptionalAcyes
PR1-ZVideogram / Projections 1cs2winterOptionalAcyes
VKO-ZVisual Composition in Time 1cs3winterOptionalExyes
ZPS1Basics of Psychology 1 - wintercs3winterOptionalExyes
3. year of study, summer semester
CodeTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
ERG-LErgonomics - summercs3summerCompulsoryExno
B3PD-LStudio III - Product Design - summercs15summerCompulsoryAc,Exyes
1SCU19st-LInternational and Czech Art of the Second Half of the 19th Century in Contextcs3summerCompulsoryExyes
ZKOP-LConstruction Basics 2 - summercs3summerCompulsoryExno
1UPPV-LEnglish Upper Intermediate Higher 4 - BA - Summeren3summerOptionalAc,Exyes
1UPP-LEnglish Upper-Intermediate Lower 2 (summer)en3summerOptionalExno
AUP-LCopyright - summercs3summerOptionalExyes
1CU20st-LCzech Art of the Second Half of the 20th Century in Contextcs3summerOptionalExyes
DEDE1-LHistory of Design 1 - summercs3summerOptionalExyes
JSJunk Space cs2summerOptionalAcyes
1MWT-LWorkshops 2cs2summerOptionalAcyes
OBRPO-LVisual Postproductioncs2summerOptionalAcyes
PEM1Pedagogical Minimum 1cs4summerOptionalAcyes
PEM2,3-LPedagogical Minimum 2, 3 - summercs4summerOptionalAcyes
1SCU7080Czech Art of the 70s and 80s - seminarcs2summerOptionalAcyes
SIT-LScreenprinting - summercs2summerOptionalAcyes
PR1-LVideogram / Projections 2cs2summerOptionalAcyes
VKO-LVisual Composition in Time 2cs2summerOptionalAcyes
ZPS2Basics of Psychology 2 - summer cs3summerOptionalExyes
4. year of study, winter semester
CodeTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
BSK-TBA Seminarcs, en5winterCompulsoryAcyes
1KTUKey issues in 20th Century Artcs3winterCompulsoryExyes
B4PD-ZStudio IV - Product Design - wintercs15winterCompulsoryAc,Exyes
1UPPV-ZEnglish Upper Intermediate Higher 3 - BA - Winteren3winterOptionalAc,Exyes
AUP-ZCopyright - wintercs3winterOptionalExyes
KOHISO-ZComics – History and Present - wintercs3winterOptionalExyes
1MWT-ZWorkshops 1cs2winterOptionalAcyes
PEM2,3-ZPedagogical Minimum 2, 3 - wintercs4winterOptionalAcyes
1SCURCzech Art in the Regions - seminarcs2winterOptionalAcyes
1u20hs-z20th Century Art in Historical Contextcs3winterOptionalExyes
PR1-ZVideogram / Projections 1cs2winterOptionalAcyes
1ZT-ZSound Art 1cs2winterOptionalAcyes
4. year of study, summer semester
CodeTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
BSK-PBA final examcs, en10summerCompulsoryAcyes
B4PD-LStudio IV - Product Design - summercs10summerCompulsoryAcyes
1UPPV-LEnglish Upper Intermediate Higher 4 - BA - Summeren3summerOptionalAc,Exyes
AUP-LCopyright - summercs3summerOptionalExyes
1MWT-LWorkshops 2cs2summerOptionalAcyes
PEM2,3-LPedagogical Minimum 2, 3 - summercs4summerOptionalAcyes
1SCU7080Czech Art of the 70s and 80s - seminarcs2summerOptionalAcyes
PR1-LVideogram / Projections 2cs2summerOptionalAcyes
1ZT-LSound Art 2cs2summerOptionalAcyes