Woodwork/Product & Object Design
The course in Design offers bachelors’ degrees in the disciplines Fashion Design, Woodwork/Product & Object Design and Textile Art/Textile Design. The core of course is the intensive combination of craft skills and creative energy. Studying at the college in Schneeberg enables you to receive solid practical and theoretical training through concentrated work in small groups with optimum support from the teaching staff in modern well-equipped studios and workshops. For many years the course has been collaborating with partners from industry and research. This is the precondition for practice-based teaching as we understand it. In line with your individual wishes you can focus more on design and industry or on an artistic orientation. You will be prepared for a wide variety of careers as a designer and a craftsperson in the arts. This is shown not only by numerous design prizes but also, above all else, by our graduates who are working successfully as designers or craftspeople in the arts with their own labels or for well-known companies.
The Master’s degree in design offers three possible specializations: Wood Design/Industrial Design, Fashion Design, and Textile Arts/Textile Design. Building on the content of the Bachelor’s program, it demands and promotes a higher level of creative and intellectual thought. Our students deepen their understanding of design in a variety of contexts (from economic to ecological), work on collaborative projects with partners from research and industry, and explore their own artistic vision through the execution of independent projects. They graduate with a strong understanding of both the creative and technical sides of design, ready to work as independent artists or to take on design jobs in commerce and industry.