Structure in modules
The Object Design degree programme is structured in modules: these are courses lasting several weeks that focus on a specific topic. Each module is accompanied by one or more lecturers for the entire duration of the module. The Object Design programme is a multifaceted interplay of a wide variety of factors: in the workshops, on the laptop and while sketching, between tradition and experimentation, sustainability and research.
Contact teaching and self-study
Within the modules, part of the teaching time is defined as 'contact teaching': Lectures take place there, but also workshop introductions, table critiques, and individual supervision. Another part is reserved for self-study: Here, projects are worked on independently, and there is also time for experiments or individual ideas. The proportion of self-study varies depending on the module and increases in the second half of the programme. The ratio of contact teaching to self-study is 40% to 60% on average throughout the entire degree programme.
Sustainable Development Goals
Each module is discussed according to five criteria presented at the beginning of the module. In Object Design, different assessment systems are used throughout the three-year degree programme:
- Graded assessment
- Common grade for the whole class
The cross-study area of +++Modules offers interdisciplinary courses that address current challenges in society, culture, technology and business.
- +Reflect modules offer a wide range of theoretical, interdisciplinary topics in block weeks, evening lectures and a lunchtime series.
- The +Colabor modules are about broadening the design, methodological and experiential horizons beyond disciplinary boundaries: These modules are accompanied by interdisciplinary teams composed of different fields of study.
- The +Focus modules offer the opportunity to gain qualifications from further workshops.
- "Open modules" allow students to attend modules from another Bachelor's degree programme from the Department of Design & Art. This supports students in developing their very specific profiles for the profession.