Germany, Weimar

Design Basics: Methods & Elements

when 2 August 2020 - 14 August 2020
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 700

Discover the fundamental language of design principles!

Visual elements like dot, line and shape are used to experience effects and rules of design principles such as proportion, connection, balance, unity and contrasts. Abstract simple exercises lead to individual and more complex works.

We mainly work with black and white – in the analogue form as well as the digital form. In addition, contemporary expressions and tools (Augmented Reality) are explored, allowing participants to try out ways of narrative possibilities.

The programme is based on contemporary studies that are developed from the teaching concepts of the legendary Bauhaus preliminary course ("Vorkurs"). In addition to the practical work, subsidiary information about the preliminary course and the masters of Bauhaus will be provided.

The aims of the course are learning and exercising design skills, interdisciplinary work with design elements and principles, broadening of creative thinking and the experience of experimental work in the context of Bauhaus.

Course leader

Carsten Giese

Target group

This course is open to students of graphic design, architecture, product design, or design management as well as beginners and interested people with design experience who want to (re-)discover, refresh and expand the basics of visual design principals.

Course aim

The course is suitable for anyone involved in design and drafting - from graphic designers, architects, product designers or even design managers. The goals of the course are the acquisition of design and typographic knowledge, interdisciplinary work with design elements and principles, creative horizon extension, limitation and information on 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 is 500 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