The interdisciplinary modules, which are required-elective modules, take place in the first and second years of all the bachelor’s degree specialisations offered by the Lucerne School of Art and Design. The students spend a total of seven weeks working with colleagues, external partners or individually on topics that reflect current trends and issues related to media, social discourse, services and research.
During the creative process, they explore a range of collaborative forms (interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary and multidisciplinary) as well as the process itself. The students relate to each other reciprocally; they learn what their discipline and other disciplines are able to contribute to the treatment of a topic, or how social issues can be addressed through the incorporation of external players.
Each of the modules is taught by lecturers from various areas of specialisation working together to provide students with a range of perspectives. The process is supported by industry partners, scientists and guests from politics, culture, society and business. As a result of the IDA modules, the students acquire a greater understanding of their own discipline along with new experiences, fresh ideas and methods, all of which help to inform their subsequent projects.