Germany, Weimar

Design Basics: Principles & Elements

when 18 August 2019 - 30 August 2019
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 700

''Everything starts from a dot.'' -Wassily Kandinsky

The fundamental language of design principles by working with design elements is the topic of the course.
The focus is on composition, perception, creativity and developing aesthetic skills. Orientation gives the visual language of the bauhaus design.

Visual elements like dot, line, 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 work mainly with black and white, using paper, collage, pen, scissors. You will also learn to create visual movement and interaction with computer.

The program is based on contemporary studies which are developed further from the teaching concepts of the Bauhaus-period foundation course. Beside the practical work subsidiary information about the Bauhaus-period foundation course and the Bauhaus masters will be provided.

Course leader

Gabriele Fecher & Prof. Hyojung Seo

Target group

For beginners and experienced ones, who want to learn, refresh, and broaden fundamental design skills. Interested persons from different areas are as welcome to participate as are applicants who are generally interested in the Bauhaus teaching principles.

Course aim

Aims of the course are learning and exercising design skills, interdisciplinary work with design elements and principles, limitation, broadening of creative thinking and experience of experimental work in the context of 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