Master of Arts (MA) in Interior Design
The key objective of interior design training is to develop the student’s sensitivity and spatial awareness. To achieve this goal, the students learn and participate in the development of an architectural language, with architecture being perceived as the art of space forming and integrating all artistic disciplines. Creating an awareness of responsibility for the social consequences of design actions is another important component in interior design training. Artistic sensitivity, creativity, a professional approach and know-how are the crucial concepts at interior design school. The in-depth study syllabus includes training in design techniques as well as other specialised courses.
Studio of Landscape Design
CULTURE AND NATURE-RELATED DYNAMIC LANDSCAPE DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURAL FORMING (also referred to as physiotectonics)
Head: professor Włodzimierz Dreszer
The curriculum will consist of seminars, tutorials and consultations on culture-related spatial planning and landscape formation. The subjects will include the following:
The course will help the students develop the following skills:
- defining problems and asking questions about the condition of the space,
- analysis of a selected landscape space,
- synthesising and formulating creative concepts,
- recording verbal ideas in the structures of forms and spaces,
- creating space for events,
- design approaches spatial questions with regard to the cultural, natural, physical and psychological features of humans,
- theoretical (descriptive) and visual presentation of a design project
The entire curriculum will be based on the planning guidelines and design solutions for a location chosen by the student.
Studio of Bionics 1
Head: professor Marek Owsian
Assistant: dr hab. Konstancja Pleskaczyńska
The students will be introduced to the basic concepts of bionics-related design during the 1st year of studies. Gaining inspiration from nature as a source of excellent structural and functional solutions is one of the fundamental concepts behind bionics. By analysing the natural elements and landscape structures, bionics develops conclusions for the design of forms, which clearly relate to these inspirations. The students will learn the basics of spatial modelling and will get to know the materials for object building. The aim of the course will be to stimulate the students’ sensitivity, in particular toward the natural environment, sharpen their perceptiveness and teach them to draw apt conclusions.
Studio of Object Design
Head: professor Jolanta Usarewicz-Owsian
Assistant: Marcin Konicki
The curriculum will include searching visual formula for original functions and novel objects. Students will be taught the basics of the design process. They will learn about the following phases of design work: the idea behind an object, an analysis of function and ergonomics, applied techniques and materials, presentation methods, right up to prototype building and collaborating with the building contractor. The scope of subjects related to the functionalities of objects will allow the students to receive an in-depth knowledge of all design work stages so as to develop their own object ideas professionally.
- analytic thinking skills,
- in-depth studies of dedicated specialist issues,
- ability to use the new technologies,
- methods of presentation for their own unique ideas,
- project and production management at contracting plants.
Studio of Product Design 2
Head: dr Marzena Wolińska
Assistant: Jacek Gałek
The main objective of the course will be to provide the students (either working alone or in teams) with the ability to resolve various design issues in a logical and innovative manner. The issues to resolve are that characteristic of human living space. The students will choose one of four available subjects that focus on the practical use of ceramic and glass products. Creative attitudes will be developed through an in-depth assessment of the subject, getting to know the relevant theories and previously applied solutions. The student’s project should feature practical functions, an interesting and correct form, and should be technically feasible. Training will be given in image and oral presentation skills.
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