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about the specialization

During the study of the specialization Product Design, students select, in addition to the required courses, other selected subjects from each optional block of the curriculum – the additional block of subjects and the selective block of subjects. In addition to the main subject Product Design Studio, students attend lectures on art history, theory and history of design, copyright in the arts, and also practical courses: drawing, modeling, ergonomics for design, photography and others whose focus supports the main courses.

The aim of the specialization study is to prepare the graduate, who has basic design skills at Bachelor level, to work as a designer in a team with qualified designers and engineers (rather than for completely independent designer's work). A part of graduates′ education is a very good orientation in the history of design and art.

characteristics of the field and career opportunities for graduates

Graduates of both specialized fields of Design are creative and cultured personalities with a sense of teamwork and organization, capable of using modern computer technology, while combining art and aesthetic expressions. Career opportunities can be found as members of design teams in small and medium enterprises, in construction and project offices, in advertising and graphic design studios and in regional industry. This study course is designed to allow graduates, after the completion of this three-year Bachelor's Degree Study Program, to immediately find jobs in practice.

Graduates can meet the conditions for admission and continue their studies in follow-up Master's Degree Study Programs at the FDULS, at another UWB faculty, at another university in the Czech Republic or even abroad.

entrance examinations for the above specializations

The entrance aptitude examination usually takes place in the first week of January, consists of two parts and lasts about 4 days. The first part evaluates the level of the candidate’s portfolio submitted (the applicant chooses their portfolio to create the broadest possible information about their artistic range). Based on the assessment of the portfolio, the committee decide which of the candidates proceed further to the second part. In this second part, candidates take several practical aptitude tests over a few days. (For more detail see www.zcu.cz, section Admissions.) Contact: E. Hellmayerová, +420 377636712, e-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; contact: Mgr. M. Jeriová, +420 377636715, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; contact: Mgr. M. Kubová, +420 377636714, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

preparation for the entrance aptitude examination

If interested, the candidate has the possibility to consult their portfolio with the Head of the selected studio before the admission procedure, after prior arrangement (contact: Ms. K. Parisis, tel. +420 377 636 801, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). Consultations are provided for a fee.

In preparation for aptitude exams, candidates may undertake, within the paid Lifelong Learning at the FUD, one semester art courses (see www.fdu.zcu.cz, section Lifelong Learning; contact: Mgr. Marcela Kubová, phone +420 377 636 714, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or intensive one-week art courses during the annual International Summer School of Art ArtCamp (contact: Mgr. M. Kohoutková, phone +420 377 636 716, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

When the conditions of the admission procedure and subsequent admission to the FDULS have been fulfilled, students who have successfully completed these courses do not have to attend the same courses again and automatically get the respective credits, subject to specified conditions set by the Higher Education Act.


final state examination

The Final State Examination (hereinafter referred to as FSE) is carried out in the form of a general discussion according to the specified topics, published on the FDULS website (see Final State Examination, Design, specialization Product Design, specialization Industrial Design).

Parts of the Final State Examination:

  • Defense of the practical and theoretical parts of the thesis, which was submitted in advance
  • Exam in the theory and history of Design
  • Exam in the History of Art

bachelor′s thesis

Part of the final state examination is the completion and defence of the Bachelor’s thesis, consisting of a theoretical part and the student’s own artwork.

Topics for both Design specializations can be similar. In the Product Design specialization, emphasis is put on artistic solutions. Each student specializing in Product Design or Industrial Design has the opportunity to design and submit to the LSFDA Dean for approval their own individual thesis topic.

Examples of Bachelor′s thesis topics − specialization: Product Design

Design of electrical hand tools

  • Drill
  • Band/Vibrating sander

Design of household appliances

  • Set of electrical appliances − vacuum cleaner, iron, deep fryer, electric cooker
  • Set of kitchen appliances − kettle, toaster, juicer, blender

Design of consumer electronics

  • Videocamera
  • Digital camera
  • Mobile phone
  • Computer set of new generation − PC box, LCD monitor, mouse, keyboard

Design of industrial machines and equipment

  • Milling machine
  • Tool machining center
  • Lathe
  • Drill
  • Cutting press
  • Set of tools − hammer, pliers, screwdriver, handsaw, hand planer
  • Dentist kit

Design of vehicles

  • Multi-purpose municipal vehicle
  • Electric wheelchair
  • Off-road vehicle
  • Truck
  • Tractor
  • Excavator/loader
  • Bus
  • Bicycle
  • Bicycle with an auxiliary electric motor

Design of consumer goods

  • Set of lights – ceiling, wall, freestanding
  • MP3 – personal image
  • Cutlery set
  • Flash disk – personal image
  • Audio – mini-louderspeaker set
  • Gate remote control in the form of key chain pendant
  • Shoe laces tightener
  • Winch, box for a long cable
  • Ring as an orientation light (LED)
  • Hands free
  • Thimble to protect the fingers of a pianist or guitarist

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