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Foundational course

Rundgang 2016
Rundgang 2015

The central theme of Module 1 in the Book Art/Graphic Design course at the Academy of Fine Arts is the comprehensive teaching of artistic design and conceptual competences for the development of individual projects, which aims to provide the students with a diverse and specialised course of study in the classes. The four semester foundation course begins with subject-specific teaching in which students learn the general principles of creative work. Transdisciplinarity is presented in the workshop and laboratory courses and can be pursued further in the 3rd and 4th semester by taking interdisciplinary compulsory optional courses. The courses teach students the required technical assurance as well as a high degree of reflection about their own actions as well as the social and cultural history of the subject. The students are to recognise the social character of design in its entirety and be aware of this responsibility in the realisation of their tasks.