Course detail

Studio IV - Product Design - summer

FaVU-B4PD-LAcad. year: 2021/2022

The term is designated for the final bachelor work. The student demonstrates his ability to work with specialists. At the end of this semester, the student presents a physical model or a working prototype of the product (or set of products), documented in writing and presentation according to the assignment of his thesis.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Experience from the realisation of the BA project.


Ability to find and realise an appropriate atelier assignment for the BA exam project.


Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Consultations, lectures.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

State BA exam.

Course curriculum

This semester is reserved for the final bachelor work. The bachelor work offers students the opportunity to show their ability to cooperate with a particular firm or company. Thus, students can accomplish their projects in the form which is acceptable for the production. In the case of piece production, students should prove that they are able to realise and accomplish their projects in a life size and in functional quality (material).

Work placements

Not applicable.


Learning to use one´s own artistic capacity. the student proves his ability to communicate and cooperate with specialists and is lead to accept and utilize the technological facilities of the company.

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

Lessons are mandatory.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Basic literature

David A. Hanks and Anne Hoy: Design For Living
Castelnuovo, E. a kol.: History of Industrial Design
Collins,M. - Papadakis,A.: Post-Modern Design
H. Gardiner, CH.Gere, ed.: Art Practice in a Digital Culture

Recommended reading

Not applicable.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme VUB Bachelor's

    branch VU-D , 4. year of study, summer semester, compulsory

Type of course unit



195 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer