Course detail

Studio I - Body Design - summer

FaVU-B1TD-LAcad. year: 2020/2021

The course has two main tasks - common project and individual project.
The theme of the common project will be defined at the beginning of the semester.
Task for the 1st semester as part of the common project: to acquire new experience of team creative work
Task for the first semester of the individual project:
Recommended topic: Physical body - its construction and physical features
Recommended technique: material visual object

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The student is already orientated in the system of work of the studio and in the system of the school
The student will understand the relationship between the concept and its transfer to the material.
Students will learn the basics of the work with the selected material - they will focus on the system of workshop help within and outside the school.
The student begins to notice the importance of the installation to illustrate the significance of the artifact.
The student continues to improve the work with the idea and its communication both verbally and verbally.
Students will find their place in the team and discover their abilities as a specific contribution to team work.


Successful adaptation to the way of college studio education. Ability to work independently. Ability to communicate in visual and verbal form.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Annik de Souzenelle:"Symbolismus lidského těla", unitaria 1994
REZEK, Petr. Tělo, věc a skutečnost v současném umění (CS)
Robert Murphy, Umlčené tělo (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The basic method is consultation.
The supplementary methods are:
- workshop - focused on the practical components of creation - at least 1 per semester - eg physical exercise suitable for performance, clothing editing workshop, workshop with different materials
- guest consultations - consultation of individual projects with an invited specialist - usually before the end of the semester
- excursions - mostly in the context of a common project
- presentations of professionals - in connection with a common project
- outdoor sympozium

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

By completing an active participation in at least one joint project, submitting a photographic documentation and with at least 70% attendance at the consultations, the student will receive a credit.
If one of these components is not met, the student has the chance to correct the situation by fulfilling the individual task.
The individual project will culminate as final project of semester and will be commissioned by the commission.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1st - 2nd week - presentation of the work and experience made between the semesters, setting up a common task, determining the process of its solution, providing theoretical background and literature and accompanying events.
3rd - 5th week - usually work on a common project
6th week - completion of a common project and feedback
7th - 13th week - work on individual projects
11th week - excursion, outdoor sympozion
13th week - consultation with guest
The timetable may vary according to the terms of the common project.


Understanding the meaning and broad possibilities of the concept of body art.
Linking concept to real material.
Dual access to the body of the artist - as to the body that forms and to the body - the object.
Aspects of the artwork documentation.

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

Obligatory attendance at 70%.
Mandatory participation in at least one joint project per semester.
Photographic documentation of a common project and individual work.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme VUB Bachelor's

    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 15 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


156 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer