The Basics of Design
In the "Basics of Design" module, students in the 1st and 2nd semester get to know the terms and elements of visual communication across all media. You will be introduced to the design processes and learn to develop your own design methods.
An insight into different types of visual media is provided through a variety of projects. Students learn about the specific qualities of the various media and how to deal with their specific design languages.
The fields of image, layout, moving image, space and interaction are worked on as projects. In a project, all phases of design such as research, concept, sketch, creation of variants, and realization are run through.
Different focal points are set per semester, which extend over a period of at least four weeks. Depending on the research question and the design phase, teaching takes place in various formats: Presentations, discussions, group and individual meetings, lectures, papers, and workshops.
Prof. Franziska Morlok (Basics and Processes of Design) and Prof. Kora Kimpel (Basics of New Media).