Bachelor’s degree programme 6.020207, Design

Qualification awarded: 
Bachelor of Design
Level of qualification : 
Bachelor
Specific admission requirements: 
None. The enrollment is carried out on the general grounds.
Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning: 
None
Profile of the programme: 
In the course of training, the students acquire the necessary knowledge for mastering main objectives and habits of art-designing, programing of art-design, and analytical investigative activity in the branches of graphic design and environment design. The training of the specialist-designer provides for different stages of design-education, for example, study of a complex of propaedeutic and special designer’s subjects, mastering the habits of carrying out pre-designing investigations in the work on course and diploma projects; skills in work with customers and requests for proposals as well as good understanding of forms and records for designing; individual looking into the given or empirically collected analogues or prototypes according to the theme of a project; mastering the habits of abstract-logical, artistic, analytical, designing, and constructive types of thinking; individual search for designing decisions in the stage of conceptual (sketch) development of the project and individual or with a help of the supervisor of the project selection of the most economically expedient and aesthetically thinked over designing decisions; ability to creatively and visually-distinktively present the ultimate decision of the design-development of a project and appropriate forms and records with a help of available means of graphic 3-D computer modeling for critical estimation/remarks. For understanding of versatility of tasks in the course of designing activity, the process of training, along with the main major subject (designing), provides a set of special introductory courses in object design, landscape design, and environment design. In the course of training, the students acquire modern programming systems and computer technologies for creation and processing the 2-D images (Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe Illustrator, CoreDraw, and others), 3-D images (ArchiCAD, AutoCAD, 3ds MAX), development and demonstration of multimedia products (Flash, Maya, PowerPoint, and others), text editors, and suggested profile of curriculum; they are able to individually carry out project tasks in the branches of graphic design and environment design according to modern requirements and needs of society.
The total amount of the curriculum is 243 ECTS credits, including module of humanities and social economic subjects- 35.5 credits, module of professional and practical training — 207.5 credits.
Key learning outcomes: 

1. Subject area knowledge

  • Philosophic understanding of the idea formation, function, and laws of the development of an entity in a structure of socio-cultural medium.
  • Criteria of aesthetic distinctness of means of imaging, laws of visual perception of 2-D and 3-D objects, understanding of the concepts: ecological thinking, designing thinking, design culture. Application of means of artistic designing.
  • History of the development of world and domestic architecture, design, decorative-applied and fine arts.
  • Main laws, techniques, and principles of designing the objects of architecture, as well as the laws of functioning of such objects in the structure of socio-cultural medium.
  • Specific features of the designing technique for objects of graphic design (printing products, advertisement means, media-spaces, etc.).
  • Specific features of the designing technique for objects of environment (interiors of public and dwelling buildings, design of landscape and small architectural forms, etc.).
  • Fundamentals of conceptual designing and principles of organization of design-programing.
  • Main statements of the theory of composition and geometrical modeling, theory of colour and modern concepts of their use in graphic design and in environment design.
  • Peculiarities of the use of material and technical basis in the context of the implementation of original approaches concerning designed images of objects.
  • Technologies of computer-aided design, modeling of design-objects, and development of design plans and specifications.

2. Cognitive skills

  • Ability to use professional-profiled knowledge and practical habits from fundamental subjects for solving qualitative and quantitative problems in the course of designing.
  • Ability to analyze, estimate, interpret, and synthesize professional information and data under the condition of designing.
  • Skills in input and looking into textual, graphic, and multimedia information in the structure of design-process.
  • Ability to apply computer methods of analysis, systematization, and looking into design plans and specifications, drawing 2-D and 3-D images.
  • Habits of written, oral, and visual presentation of scientific and practical materials.

3. Practical skills

  • Habits of organizing a process of art-designing.
  • Skills in installation and work with the available software, computer systems; skills in combining the possibilities in project tasks solving.
  • Habits of work with technologies of graphical supply of visual material, prototype-modeling materials, and technologies of looking into them.

4. General skills and comprehension

  • Ability to take into account main aesthetic categories, laws of composition and formation of spatial structures, economical and ecological requirements in designing the objects of architecture.
  • Skills in taking into account world and domestic historic processes which influence the formation and development of the Ukrainian models of design, legislative principles and aesthetic norms in productive or social activity.
  • Ability and skills in applying the acquired knowledge in practice.
  • Ability to self-study and continue the professional development.
  • Habits of communication, including oral and written communication in Ukrainian and, at least, one of the widespread European languages.
  • Habits of professional communication, conducting negotiations with the customer, skills in work in creative teams.
  • Skills in organizing own professional activity.
Occupational profiles of graduates with examples: 
The objects of professional activity of the Bachelor in Art-design are the work on pre-design and design plans and specifications for productions in the branches of graphic design and design of environment. Carrying out the development of a packet of work drawings with detail drawings of some assemblies and parts under the guidance of the leading designer in a designing team. Participation in forming and detailing of the idea of a project according to the assignment from the chief of the designing team. Work on systematization of materials in the stage of pre-design research, bread-boarding, manufacturing the demonstration materials and multimedia presentation of the project.

1.Professional profile: graphic designer.

The Bachelor carries out a pre-designing analysis of the project situation and participates in drawing up a request for proposal, carries out calculative-graphic part of all the chapters of designing the objects of graphic design (component parts of the firm's own style and attendant printed products, articles for advertisement and multimedia information, etc.)., manufacturing the working drawings with the use of modern methods of art-designing and means of software (Adobe, PhotoShop, Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw, MarbaCAD, ArchiCAD, SketchUp Pro, AvtoCAD, 3ds MAX, etc.), manufacturing the scale model of an object; development of some assemblies and parts. The Bachelor also participates in drawing up requests for proposal for engineers who are involved in the work and cooperates with them, gets agreements on the project designs with customers and accessory manufacturers, receives examinations from state supervision bodies, conducts analysis, checking, and estimation of the quality of the carried out designer's works.

2. Professional profile:object designer.

The Bachelor carries out a pre-designing analysis of the project situation and participates in drawing up a request for proposal. As a member of a designing team for development of interior and equipment the Bachelor participates in the development of a conceptual design of a project of an individual article of industry (household devices, souvenirs, furniture, illuminating devices, decorative forms, small architectural forms, etc.), development of working drawings using modern methods of art-designing and means of software ( ArchiCAD, SketchUp Pro,AvtoCAD, 3ds MAX, etc.). The Bachelor also prepares demonstrational and advertizing materials for presentation of results of designing.

3. Professional profile: interior and equipment designer.

The Bachelor carries out a pre-designing analysis of the project situation and participates in drawing up a request for proposal. As a member of a designing team the Bachelor participates in development of a conceptual design of a project of interior and its component parts, develops working drawings of elements of interior (furniture, illumination, decorative forms, etc.) using modern methods of art-designing and means of software (ArchiCAD, SketchUp, Pro,AvtoCAD, 3ds MAX, etc.).The Bachelor also prepares demonstrational and advertizing materials for presentation of results of designing.

4.Professional profile: designer of elements of architectural medium.

As a member of a designing team the Bachelor carries out a pre-designing analysis of the project situation and participates in drawing up a request for proposal, participates in development of a conceptual design of an architectural medium ( small architectural forms, landscape elements, elements of town environment, etc.), develops working drawings using modern methods of art-designing and means of software (Arch iCAD, SketchUp, Pro,AvtoCAD, 3ds MAX, etc.),prepares demonstrational and advertizing materials for presentation of results of designing.

5.Professional profile: multimedia technician of architectural design.

With application of modern computer hardware and software, the Bachelor creates sketches and virtual informational models of any design-odjectfrom the branch of graphic design (2-D objects are created by means of Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe Illustrator, Corel draw, etc.) and in the branch of environmental design ( 3-D objects are created by means of ArchiCAD, SketchUp Pro, AvtoCAD, MarbaCAD, 3ds MMX); with the application of the same computer means, the Bachelor makes main drawings and views of design-objects, puts them in sheets, and prepares sketch-books for printing. The Bachelor organizes the work on a project executed by a team by means of modern hardware and software of architectural designing, operates in the multimedia space of the firm, Internet using textual, graphic, and HTML- editors.

6.Professional profile: technitian-designer.

The Bachelor prepares input data for drawing up requests for proposal for carrying out designing of objects in the branches of graphic design and environmental design, organizes analysis of the pre-designing situation, carries out photofixation, collection, and systimatization of additional materials, checks the presence of marketing investigations which contain the necessary information for organizing a design-prpcess, coordinates the actions of engineering substructures which participate in designing, conducts documentation of accounting and reporting.
Access to further studies: 
The Bachelor in Art Design can continue his/her training in the university in the level of higher education Master/Specialist in the specialties: Graphic Design, Design of Interior and Equipment.
Examination regulations, assessment and grading: 
Provisional Regulation on knowledge evaluation and recognition of student’s rating in the credite-module system of training.
Graduation requirements: 
Completed training curriculum amounting to 240 credits, successfully defensed Bachelor’s qualification work.
Mode of study: 
Full-time training
Programme director: 
Prof. Bohdan S. Cherkas, Doctor of architecture