about the specialization
During the study, the student learns to use modern computer technology and, of course, also studies selected artistic disciplines.
In addition to compulsory courses in the specialization Industrial Design, students choose other subjects chosen from each optional block − for example the block for implementing the final thesis, the selective block, the special FST block or the special FAV and the geometry block. Apart from the main subject Industrial Design Studio, students attend courses such as: fundamentals of drawing, painting basics, basics of modeling, 3D models in Rhinoceros program, mechanics for design, technology of models and sketching, graphic design, basics of mechanical construction, basic mathematics, basic descriptive geometry, etc.
After completing this specialization, graduates as qualified designers will be able to work on proposals for new products in industry, in terms of both technical and aesthetic aspects, and will be oriented in the fundamentals of technology, construction, ergonomics, material science, and the history of design.
Graduates are able to combine a well-founded artistic and aesthetic expression with the technical possibilities and limits, having an asset base in technological and structural vizualization. The study gives the graduates basic practical and theoretical knowledge for the design of industrial products in the areas of production or transport technology.
characteristics of the field and career opportunities for graduates
Graduates of both specialized fields of Design are creative and cultured personalities with a sense of teamwork and organization, capable of using modern computer technology, while combining art and aesthetic expressions. Career opportunities can be found as members of design teams in small and medium enterprises, in construction and project offices, in advertising and graphic design studios and in regional industry. This study course is designed to allow graduates, after the completion of this four-year Bachelor's Degree Study Program, to immediately find jobs in practice.
Graduates can meet the conditions for admission and continue their studies in follow-up Master's Degree Study Programs at the LSFDA, at another UWB faculty, at another university in the Czech Republic or even abroad.
Best semester works, semester projects and Bachelor theses can be regularly exhibited in two UWB galleries in Pilsen under LSFDA manegement, and also in exhibition spaces outside the city of Pilsen. The students of both specializations participate in design competitions abroad and in this country. Students may do part of their study or take internships abroad. An obvious part of the study is the involvement of students, under the expert guidance of teachers, in many projects and art events, either individually or together with students from other faculties, such as the Faculty of Mechanical Enginnering.
entrance examinations for the above specializations
preparation for the entrance aptitude examination
When the conditions of the admission procedure and subsequent admission to the LSFDA have been fulfilled, students who have successfully completed these courses do not have to attend the same courses again and automatically get the respective credits, subject to specified conditions set by the Higher Education Act.
final state examination
The Final State Examination (hereinafter referred to as FSE) is carried out in the form of a general discussion according to the specified topics, published on the LSFDA website (see Final State Examination, Design, specialization Product Design).
Parts of the Final State Examination:
Defense of the practical and theoretical parts of the thesis, which was submitted in advance
Exam in the theory and history of the field (specialization)
Exam in the selected specialized block (FAV or FST) within the framework of the Industrial Design specialization.
Part of the final state examination is the completion and defence of the Bachelor’s thesis, consisting of a theoretical part and the student’s own artwork.
In the Industrial Design specialization, designing includes aerodynamic and material calculations, tests, models, calculations of strength and elasticity, etc. Industrial Design students draw up their final work under the guidance of teachers from the Department of Machine Design of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and the Mechanics Department of the Faculty of Applied Sciences. They also have a consultant for the artistic aspect of their thesis. The consultant is a teacher from the LSFDA Design Studio. Each student specializing in Product Design or Industrial Design has the opportunity to design and submit to the FUD Director for approval their own individual thesis topic.
Examples of Bachelor′s thesis topics – specialization: Industrial Design (the FST and FAV specialization blocks)
Electrical hand tools
- Means of transport – for road – the exterior of a two- or four-wheeled vehicle for a specific area and use (motorbike, tricycle, scooter, bus, car – SUV, convertible, combi, hatchback, off-road vehicle)
- Means of transport – on rails – the exterior of a vehicle for a specific area and use (engine, tram, suburban unit, etc.)
- Means of transport – for road – the interior of a two- or four-wheeled vehicle for a specific area and use (tricycle, bus, car - SUV, convertible, combi, hatchback, off-road vehicle)
- Means of transport – on rails - the interior of a vehicle for a specific area and use (engine, tram, suburban unit, etc.) • Appliances – vacuum cleaner, iron, deep fryer, kettle, toaster, juicer, blender • Machinery – interior + exterior – for production, handling, construction, forestry, agricultural or military purposes
- Devices with mechanics (at least something is moving inside)
Individual assignments according to suggestions from industry
- Students of the field Design, specialization Industrial Design − the FST specialization block choose Bachelor’s thesis topics from among the themes of the Department of Machine Construction (KKS) of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.
- Students of the field Design, specialization Industrial Design − the FAV specialization block choose Bachelor’s thesis topics from among the themes of the Department of Mechanics (KME) of the Faculty of Applied Sciences.