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Design

Original title in Czech: DesignFAVUAbbreviation: AGD1Acad. year: 2017/2018Specialisation: Studio of Graphic Design 2 FFA BUT

Programme: Fine Arts

Length of Study: 2 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 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.

Programme supervisor


Course structure diagram with ECTS credits

1. year of study, winter semester
CodeTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
CPZZ-IPrinciples for the Master's State Examination 1cs2winterCompulsoryAcyes
M1GD-ZStudio Follow-up I - Graphic Design 1 - wintercs18winterCompulsoryAc,Exyes
2U2000-ZArt after 2000cs4winterCompulsoryExyes
2AINV/M-ZEnglish Intermediate MA 1 - winteren3winterOptionalAc,Exyes
2UPPV-M-ZEnglish Upper Intermediate Higher 3 - MA - Winteren3winterOptionalAc,Exyes
ACHE20Architecture of the 20th centurycs3winterOptionalExyes
2A1956Around 1956: the Culture of the Mid Fiftiesen4winterOptionalExyes
CPD-ZPhD. Students' Lectures 1cs2winterOptionalAcyes
DEDE2-ZHistory of Design 2 - wintercs3winterOptionalExno
2USPThe Art of Collaborationcs3winterOptionalExyes
1. year of study, summer semester
CodeTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
CPZZ-IIPrinciples for the Master's State Examination 2cs2summerCompulsoryAcyes
M1GD-LStudio Follow-up I - Graphic Design 1 - summercs18summerCompulsoryAc,Exyes
TU-LTheory and Art in the 20th Century - summercs3summerCompulsoryExyes
2AINV/M-LEnglish Intermediate MA 2 - Summeren3summerOptionalAc,Exyes
2UPPV-M-LEnglish Upper Intermediate Higher 4 - MA - Summeren3summerOptionalAc,Exyes
ACP-LArt, Commerce, Poweren4summerOptionalExno
CPD-LPhD. Students' Lectures 2cs2summerOptionalAcyes
DEDE2-LHistory of Design 2 - summercs3summerOptionalExno
OK-LOn Curating. Theory and Practice.cs2summerOptionalAcyes
UA-LArt – architecturecs3summerOptionalExyes
2U2000-LArt after 2000 (seminar)cs2summerOptionalAcyes
2. year of study, winter semester
CodeTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
M2GD-ZStudio Follow-up II - Graphic Design 1 - wintercs10winterCompulsoryAcyes
SSZZMaster's State Examination Seminarcs5winterCompulsoryAcyes
TU-ZTheory and Art in the 20th Century - wintercs3winterCompulsoryExyes
2UPPV-M-ZEnglish Upper Intermediate Higher 3 - MA - Winteren3winterOptionalAc,Exyes
2A1956Around 1956: the Culture of the Mid Fiftiesen4winterOptionalExyes
2USPThe Art of Collaborationcs3winterOptionalExyes
2. year of study, summer semester
CodeTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
DIPLMGRDimploma seminar for graduate studentscs5summerCompulsoryAcyes
M2GD-LStudio Follow-up II - Graphic Design 1 - summercs10summerCompulsoryAcyes
SZK-PPractical Diploma Project (magisterial cycle)cs, en20summerCompulsoryAcyes
2UPPV-M-LEnglish Upper Intermediate Higher 4 - MA - Summeren3summerOptionalAc,Exyes