Course detail


FSI-YM1Acad. year: 2023/2024

The subject is focused on modelling the basic topic of the course, it is a head, which is an idea object for practising the sense of construction of mass in space. The term is divided into three tasks, the first being modelling a skull according to a model, which is the necessary foundation for the subsequent two tasks – modelling a head according to gypsum busts, enabling students to acquire basic knowledge of modelling techniques for volume building, preservation of proportional relations and capturing character and eventual model movement and details.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

Theoretical knowledge of perspective and drawing geometric bodies by model are a prerequisite.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

Conditions for gaining credit: attendance at seminars, submission of assignments in specified dates. The final assessment is counted as an average grade from the three projects. The classification is determined by the ECTS scale.
ECTS evaluation degrees / Pts. rating / Numeric rating: A / 100 - 90 / 1 / Excellent; B / 89 - 80 / 1,5 / Very good; C / 79 - 70 / 2 / Good; D / 69 - 60 / Satisfactory; E / 59 - 50 / Sufficient; F / 49 - 0 / 4 / Failed.

Participation in seminars is compulsory. Seminars are based on weekly schedules. Determining ways to compensate for missed lessons is the responsibility of the supervisor.


The graduates will be able to model an object according to a model in scale 1:1, with an emphasis on volume construction, proportions and character of model. The subject develops the ability to observe and analyse visual elements and cultivates art predisposition for individual creative activity in the area of industrial design.

To acquiring the sense of space, plastic shape, estimation and measurement of dimensions. Knowledge of the necessary technical basics of working with modelling clay and modelling equipment. The development of artistic sense of construction of 3D objects and practical knowledge of anatomy of head.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

BAMMES, Gottfried. Der nackte Mensch: Hand und Lehrbuch der Anatomie für Künstler. Dresden: VEB Verlag der Kunst, 1982. ISBN 3-364-00016-6.
GOLDFINGER, Eliot. Human Anatomy for Artists: The Elements of Form. New York: Oxford University Press, 1991. ISBN 978-0195052060.
KOS, Jaroslav a ŽILÁK, Pavel. Anatomie člověka pro výtvarníky. Praha: Aventinum, 1996. ISBN 80-85277-98-0.

Recommended reading

KOS, Jaroslav a ŽILÁK, Pavel. Anatomie člověka pro výtvarníky. Praha: Aventinum, 1996. ISBN 80-85277-98-0.

MALIVA, Josef. Doteky s uměním a časem I. díl: Přehled evropských dějin umění od pravěku po renesanci. Brno: Vysoké učení technické v Brně, 1996. ISBN 80-214-0822-7.
MALIVA, Josef. Doteky s uměním a časem II. díl: Přehled dějin umění od baroka do poloviny 20. století. Brno: Vysoké učení technické v Brně, 1997. ISBN 80-214-1088-4. (CS)

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-PDS-P Bachelor's, 2. year of study, winter semester, compulsory

Type of course unit


Studio work

39 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


Modelled skull by model
Symmetry, proportions, mass construction, work with spatulas and other sculpting tools
Modelling of the head according to the plaster bust
Principles for its construction, basic mass, movement
Characteristic features, working with details
Evaluation, analysis of strengths and weaknesses of individual works