Weimar, Germany

Design Basics: Principles and Elements in the Bauhaus Context

online course
when 18 July 2022 - 31 July 2022
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 700

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The foundation course at the Bauhaus is considered the cradle of design teachings. The course focuses on the tension between this history and the contemporary application of basic design principles. Topics are composition, creativity and the development of design skills.

The focus is on practical work with visual elements such as point, line and surface. The aim is to develop an application-related understanding of the compositional effect of design principles such as contrast, tension, proportion, dominance....

We work both analogue and digital in two dimensions, mainly abstract and in black and white. The course ranges from simple exercises to free design tasks and individual consultations.

In order to enable participation in different time zones, the course structure consists of a three-hour core lesson combined with approx. 3 hours of homework to be worked on independently.

Course leader

Gabriele Fecher, M.A.

Target group

For beginners and experienced ones. The course fits those who wanna learn or refresh fundamental design skills. Interested persons from different aereas are also welcomed to participate, as those who are interested in the Bauhaus teaching methods.

There are no prerequisites for participation.

Course aim

The aim of the workshop is to learn the theoretical basics of design and to implement them in practical design & typography exercises. You will get to know the central design elements and principles, apply your knowledge experimentally in analogue and digital space and – with professional support – expand your creative horizon in the context of the historical Bauhaus.

Fee info

EUR 700: 2 weeks (90 hrs)

The course fee is 700 EUR

The course fee includes:

• Orientation & Support
• Programme according to description
• Teaching materials
• Bauhaus Summer School ID card
• Free use of buses in Weimar and local trains in Thuringia
• Certificate
• Internet access at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
• Free use of library
• Accompanying programme (except excursions)
• Free entrance to museums belonging to Klassik Stiftung Weimar
EUR 500: 2 weeks (90 hrs)

The course fee for students & alumni is 500 EUR.
The course fee for BUW students is 300 EUR.

The course fee includes:

• Orientation & Support
• Programme according to description
• Teaching materials
• Bauhaus Summer School ID card
• Free use of buses in Weimar and local trains in Thuringia
• Certificate
• Internet access at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
• Free use of library
• Accompanying programme (except excursions)
• Free entrance to museums belonging to Klassik Stiftung Weimar