Modes of study:
The degree programme in Product Design has been developed for 50 years at the Faculty of Architecture and Design. This long-term experience and the constant care for the substantive quality allowed us to develop an original curriculum in the field of design, constantly updated in the context of the changing social and economic reality. The curriculum is based on a combination of design and fine arts education, which allows to develop creativity, imagination and sensitivity of our students. At the same time, they are exposed to a wide spectrum of different design techniques, thanks to the rich and open structure of the Faculty of Architecture and Design and the entire University. Students of Design confront their creative achievements with students of fine arts and other design-related degree programmes. The Department of Design is composed of seven design studios and two laboratories. All members of the faculty are active designers that are willing share their expertise with students. We also hold meeting with outstanding designers and representatives of companies. Students’ works are presented at prestigious exhibitions and fairs.
Types of courses:
The Department of Design has created its own curriculum for the degree programme in Product Design. BA studies include 6 semesters. Students of first year, as a part of the Initial Design Module, become familiar with the basics of 2D and 3D design. We also introduce the basics of graphic design and manual modelling carried out in various studios and workshops of the University. Students of second year begin preparation for the future work of designers. Many project themes are carried out in cooperation with external companies, and sometimes we hold project competitions – all this allows students to gain valuable experience and to become familiar with the reality of designer’s work. Students of Design, in addition to compulsory courses in design studios at the Department of Design, attend studios of other Faculties. Gradually, the scope of tasks is expanded, the design issues are deepened and the level of difficulty is increased. MA studies last two academic years (four semesters). The first year consists of a number of design and research topics. Throughout the second year, students prepare their diploma works and master’s theses.