The generic mission of the DESIGN study program is to provide education, quality scientific and artistic research, both in national and international context, contributing to the intellectual, professional and social life development of the individual. The outcome of the DESIGN specialization, as a result of educational activities, is competence in the three optional areas: Product Design, Graphic Design and Ambient Design.
The training of the specialists enrolled in the three educational routes is complex, taking into account that their ulterior performance area is mainly destined to a working interdisciplinary team system.
The permanent connection to the current social context and the job market, as well as to the extremely rapid progress of the technological context, that determine new areas of research in design, are a constant concern of this department, whose aim is to provide society with well-trained specialists. In relation to labor market demands, graduates are qualified to cover the segment of designing consumer goods in the contemporary, industrial context, in print shops, advertising agencies, publishing houses, media segments, domestic and commercial arrangements etc
The MA focuses on the current strategic approach issues regarding the design activity, in distinct modules within product design and graphic design area.
Fundamental disciplines: Art history | Artistic anatomy (applied in ergonomics) | CAD I| Perspective, descriptive geometry | Aesthetics of visual arts;
Disciplines specific to visual arts field: The basics of image construction | Basic design – color | Basic design – shape | Visual communication | Basics of design | Study of letter and text | Marketing, management;
Speciality disciplines for Product design: Specialized technologies in product design | Produc design | Layout modeling | Technical drawing | Ergonomics | CAD II / CAD III, 2D and 3D | Design principles and techniques for product design | Specialized practice;
Speciality disciplines for Graphic design : Specialized technologies in graphic design | Graphic design | Technical drawing | Visual message | Communication through letter and text | CAD II / CAD III, 2D and 3D | Specialized practice;
Speciality disciplines for Environmental design : Specialized technologies in environmental design | Environmental design | Modeling layout | Technical drawing | Ergonomics for environmental design| CAD II / CAD III – 2D and 3D | Design principles and techniques for environmental design | Specialized practice;
Optional disciplines: Legislation and portfolio | Communication and negotiation | Semiotics | The basics of photography | Stylistic trends in contemporary design | Elements of entrepreneurship | Environmental space signaling.
In relation to the requirements of the labor market, the graduates are qualified to cover the segment of product design in the contemporary industrial context, printing houses, advertising agencies, publishing houses, media, home and commercial space arrangements.
The Design Department has at its disposal the latest material basis for all study groups: Cutamax laser engraver, Roland 3D modeler, 3D printer ZPrinter, Dell computers, Wacom graphic tablets, cutting plotter, laser printers, scanners and plotters.