Curriculum: The Program of Master Degree in Design
The program will combine studio work, participation in a forum, theoretical studies and conducting critical research. On this basis, a research system will be built, which will enable students to gain an understanding of design strategy and contemporary design methods, as well as acquire independent study skills and research capabilities required for continuing their professional development.
The program spans over two years, requiring 48 credit points in order to receive the Master's Degree in Design.
- Philosophy / Creative Work Without Limits
- Communications Design (interdisciplinary)
- Design by discipline
- Understanding Identify using the Body Culture
- Fashion, Jewelry and Textile Design as Mirrored in the Time Period
- Introduction to Thesis Writing and Critical Reading
- Communications and Environment Forum
- Introduction to Critical Theory
- Reflexivity in Cinema
- Elective course in a particular discipline
The program has two routes: one with a thesis and the other without*:
- In the non-thesis route, the student will conduct creative design research with an emphasis on the research approach and methods that reflect innovation in design processes. At the end of this process, the student will submit an academic paper (relatively short in scope) and will present an 'exhibition' of the research findings.
- In the thesis route, the emphasis is on writing an extensive academic paper on various topics of design and research methods in design, including a critical survey and the research itself. The thesis will revolve around design issues in the fields of fashion, textile, jewelry and accessories, from various aspects - historical, social, political, philosophical, etc.
* Receipt of the degree is subject to the approval of the Council for Higher Education.