Course detail

Studio Follow-up I - Graphic Design 2 - summer

FaVU-M1PK-LAcad. year: 2019/2020

Students get opportunity to verify their skills in context of local/foreign universities or professional studios. In case of participation in studio lessons, they are leaders of team projects which actively initiate.

The studio statement is the axis of education in all years of study:

Every Wednesday you will be encouraged and led to find your own way of working.
We focus on discovering a role of today’s graphic designer.
We don’t give an easy guidelines “how to do it”.
You will analyze the assignments, take a stand on them and find solutions.
You will experience the pressure of one-day tasks and the enthusiasm of a completed long-term project.
We cooperate with czech and foreign lecturers and foreign students.
We are more moderators than teachers.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

An active student able to initiate projects and manage the studio team.


Theoretical and practical experience from the first semester of study.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

The Politics of Design. A (Not So) Global Manual for Visual Communication Ruben Pater Bis Publishers, 2016 (EN)
Bulletins of Serving Library I-VIII Dexter Sinister B.S.L / Ludlow 38, 2008–16 (EN)
Tam a zpátky. Současný design, architektura a urbanismus Lada Hubatová-Vacková, Pavla Pauknerová, Cyril Říha (eds.) Nakladatelství UMPRUM 2015 (CS)
Black Transparency, The Right to Know in the Age of Mass Surveillance Metahaven Sternberg Press, 2015 (EN)
Apocalypse Me Jan Zálešák Fakulta výtvarných umění VUT v Brně, 2016 (CS)
The Politics of Design. A (Not So) Global Manual for Visual Communication Ruben Pater Bis Publishers, 2016 The Politics of Design. A (Not So) Global Manual for Visual Communication Ruben Pater Bis Publishers, 2016 (CS)
Typografický manuál (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Group consultations between teacher and students about the assigned semestral tasks. Teaching includes lectures and workshops on semestral (year) theme provided by external lecturers.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Credit and exam. The condition for granting the credit is the presentation and submission of all semestral projects. The studio exam evaluates the assigned task and work and activity throughout the semester.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Internship at czech or foreign university / work internship in czech or foreign professional studio, or participation on studio lessons + individual work on Master’s project.

1. Teachers determine the theme of semester if it does not fluently pass from previous course topic.
2. The tasks reflect semestral (or yearly) theme.
3. Lecture / workshop of an external lecturer on semestral (or yearly) theme.
4. Head of the studio, assistant and postgraduate student present their know-how and skills from practice.
5. Presentation of the selected semestral project before the committee, comments and marking.
6. Exhibition of selected semestral projects during faculty event “Enter FAVU”.


Students get an internship at czech or foreign university, or work internship in czech/foreign professional studio, or they attend studio lessons on which they participate.

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

Lessons are mandatory (maximum 2 absences per semester).

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme VUM Master's

    branch VU-D , 1. year of study, summer semester, 18 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


195 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer