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 FUD, at another UWB faculty, at another university in the Czech Republic or even abroad.
entrance examinations for the above specializations
preparation for the entrance aptitude examination
When the conditions of the admission procedure and subsequent admission to the FUD 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 FUD 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
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 FUD Director for approval their own individual thesis topic.
Examples of Bachelor′s thesis topics − specialization: Product Design
Design of electrical hand tools
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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