Teaching areas

Design Fundamentals

Colour Light Space: The appearance modes of spaces consisting of colours and light are the result of an inner, subjective process that is determined by factors which include the subject itself, its surroundings, external physical influences, the atmosphere of the situation, and by the memories, sensibility and – last but not least – the social and cultural background of the observer.

Interactive Design: Interactive Design supplements the basic design approach within the teaching of fundamentals; it deals with interactive and integrated project installations. Various context-specific approach strategies are tried out for issues which allow for the recognition of changing relationships and which are a prerequisite for future design challenges.

Material Form Object: Personal perceptions, experiences, age, the zeitgeist and various cultural circles influence our relationship to forms, colours and materials. Everything we see and touch obtains its form thanks to material.

Sculpture and Study of Natural Forms: For many design students, the subjects of their investigations are mainly three-dimensional. We differentiate between basic geometric forms and natural forms. Our exploratory spirits then develop form patterns that are positioned between these two extreme poles.

Type and Typography: A playful and methodical introduction with a lot of practice in basic craft and experimental skills gives students their first encounter with typographic design and the central question: ‘What is typography and what can it do?’

Drawing: Drawing is a very elementary form of artistic expression. Drawing documents the moment that the first thoughts occurred, and drawing can also be of aid during the process of formulating and implementing an image. However, drawing is not only an aid, but is also a visual language in its own right.