Course detail

Studio II - Body Design - summer

FaVU-B2TD-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 4th semester as part of the common project: informed team activity, coordination ability
Task for the 4th semester of the individual project:
Recommended topic: Society - humanities and art
Recommended technique: participatory project

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Student can already define their own interest within the recommended area.
Student will learn about the transitions between art and humanities.
Student will learn about the inspirational techniques of the research practice of humanities.
Student will learn about the issues of participatory projects, including their historical and ethical aspects.
Student will be able to document their work using their knowledge of photography and video.
Student will be an active and confident member of the creative team of the studio.


Familiarity with the principles and course of the studio. Ability to create independent work. The ability of verbal and visual communication. Basics of working with computer programs for editing photos and videos.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Mirzoeff Nicholas, Úvod do vizuální kultury (CS)
Naomi Wolf, Mýtus krásy (CS)
MARCUS, Greil,Stopy rtěnky (CS)
Zygmunt Bauman, Úvahy o postmoderní době (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.


Search for an individual expression in creation.
Acquiring new "non-material" forms of art and forms inspired by humanities.
Thorough work with the documentation of the work as part of the work.

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 , 2. year of study, summer semester, 15 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


156 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer