Course detail

Studio I - Product Design - winter

FaVU-B1PD-ZAcad. year: 2021/2022

The atelier programme develops the students' ability to use their art creativity as an important inspiring phenomenon that integrates a range of areas that constitute the process of designing the products of both single-piece and mass production, with special focus on products forming the immediate environment.The professor assigns two projects. Individual assignments are responding to the specifics of the student's previousstudies. Tasks may take the form of a free composition with a defined source of inspiration. In this sense, the first semester becomes preparatory or balancing.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Knowledge of basic studio technologies.


The prerequisite is defined by artistic and theoretic abilities shown at entrance exams.


Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Consultations, lectures.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Semester exam project.

Course curriculum

Tasks are assigned only by the tutor. These tasks are projects with a simple function structure and with the emphasis on the artistic aspect of the design. If the student is has lesser or limited experience in the area of fine arts, he/she is assigned the task consisting of a free composition. Thus the first year of studies becomes a preparatory one (equilizing).

Work placements

Not applicable.


To teach young people endowed with a natural art creative talent the methodology of design, to help them to understand the wider context of the objects they design. To help them to grasp the continuity of their area in the cultural history and the ethical aspects of design creation.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Lessons are mandatory.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Mackenzie, D.: Green Design. Design for the Environment
Bernd Polster, Olaf Meyer: A-Z of Modern design

Recommended reading

Schweiger, Werner J.: Wiener Werkstaette

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme VUB Bachelor's

    branch VU-D , 1. year of study, winter semester, compulsory

Type of course unit



39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


156 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer