Faculty of Architecture and Design
About the Faculty
Interior design excludes boredom, imposes creativity, focuses on creating spaces that will serve people. It is a field of art constantly and directly participating in everyday life. An interior designer becomes in a way a co-author of the shapes of our lives. Studies at the Interior Design Faculty prepare students to complete those fascinating but also responsible tasks.
Design belongs to applied sciences, at the crossroads of expertise in technical, economic areas and the humanities. It would be hard to find another academic field which would relate to our everyday life in such a cross-cutting and interdisciplinary manner, and which would interpret the transformations taking place therein. Graduates in Design are present in all fields of creative industry, both in its main stream and on the verge of design and other aspects of material and visual culture.
Cultural Space Architecture is a major in the field of applied arts, teaching how to design space characterized by an accumulation of cultural property and heritage, as well as contemporary culture. The interdisciplinary major with an innovative curriculum presents the ideas of comprehensive understanding of the profession of an artist and designer.
The world surrounding us is multidimensional, and our vision of the reality is determined by our way of perceiving it. One of the possible ways is to view it through the prism of beauty and utility, and what directly emerges from it is the need to create and to adapt objects to our living space. Such a perspective is exactly what distinguishes a designer. The work of a designer places her in a continuous relation to other areas of life, which forces her to constantly confront her knowledge and experience with reality – and the result of this creative effort is applied beauty. Our graduates and employees shape the surrounding reality, working for well-known companies and institutions, such as the Tricity’s rapidly growing yacht – and shipbuilding industry. More and more frequently our students establish their own businesses and succeed in the market; they design furniture, jewellery, utensils, cutlery, vehicles of public transportation, museum exhibitions, visual communication, varieties of interiors or create scenography. Even though the economical aspect is significant for the work of a designer, our passions are equally important. The Academy unites people who wish to fulfil their dreams, and who intend to improve the life of others with their work. Numerous projects related to health protection and improving work environment have been carried out at the Faculty, which value for the society cannot be overestimated, though it cannot be measured by market success. What is more, we have established a new major – The Architecture of Cultural Spaces – which graduates will be prepared to face the challenges of improving the condition of our surroundings in regard to the protection of cultural values.
Faculty’s structure and courses
Interior Design – first and second-cycle studies
Interior Design is not just an occupation, but a lifestyle of people who imagine the surrounding world differently than it is given now and desire to seek for better formulas. Interior Design excludes boredom and forces you to create.
Interior Design is focused on creating places that serve people. It is the area of art, which continuously and straightforwardly participates in our daily life. This fact does not only gives a hope for a self-fulfilment but also forces to reflect. Studying the Interior Design prepares for pursuing fascinating but also responsible tasks.
Design – first and second-cycle studies
Design belongs to the area of applied sciences, where issues of technical knowledge, humanities, and economics intertwine. It would be difficult to find another academic area, which in such interdisciplinary and cross-sectional manner, refers to our daily life and interprets transformations that happen within it. Graduates of Design can be met in all areas of creative industries, in a core trend as well as at the borders of design and other aspects of material and visual culture.
During the 3 years of first-cycle undergraduate studies, there are 6 different Design Studios and a Graphic Design. On the second-cycle, 2 years Master studies, there are Studios of Product Design, Industrial Design, Serial Furniture Design, Naval Design, Ergonomic Design, Experimental Design and Visual Communication.
Architecture of Cultural Spaces – first and second-cycle studies
This course, in the area of applied arts, engages with a science of design of particular spaces, which characterize with high contents of cultural heritage and goods of contemporary culture. This interdisciplinary, innovative in its program course, presents an idea of a versatile understanding of the occupation of an artist and a designer.
A graduate of this course has a knowledge in the areas of architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture, exhibition design, furniture design and connected areas (building engineering, construction, construction law, heritage preservation). Gained design skills are supported by learning of hand drawing, painting and shaping spatial and sculptural forms. In the study program of this course, you can also find modules from humanities (philosophy, aesthetics, anthropology, theory, and history of art, architecture and urban planning). Study program includes learning a universal design record, mapping, digital modelling in 3D programs and photography.
A graduate is educated in creating an analysis and evaluation of a given space, according to its particular cultural, compositional, historical, topographic and natural values, and on the basis of collected analytical information, is able to pursue an interference of design in that space.