By completing concrete exercises and projects, students learn not only about different materials and techniques but also about their own strengths and aptitudes.
They school and hone their perceptions, discuss and analyse their work in intensive exchange with lecturers and fellow students, and so develop a fundamental understanding of creative processes, terminologies and skill sets.
A primary component of the Foundation Course is a so-called Specialisation Module, which the Lucerne School of Art and Design offers in the disciplines: Animation, Video, Camera Arts, Data Design & Art, Digital Ideation, Graphic Design, Illustration, Art & Art Education, Objekt Design, Spatial Design, Textile Design, and XS Jewellery.
The Foundation Course further comprises modules in theory, including specialised theory on the optional fields of study or specialisation and on more general issues of art. The Foundation Course in Art and Design ends each year with a degree show featuring students’ work.
The Foundation Course in Art and Design lasts one year for full-time students, two years for part-time students.