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Qualification: Diploma in design (no legal status)

Diploma in design (no legal status)

Qualification Information

Students will be able to:

(general competences)

  • think critically and holistically,
  • work cooperatively and in a team,
  • demonstrate openness to alternative views and solutions,
  • demonstrate focus on realistically feasible solutions,
  • communicate openly and coordinate different interests,
  • apply ethical criteria and ethical reflection and demonstrate a commitment to professional ethics,
  • undergo additional training and lifelong learning,

(subject-specific competences)

  • plan, develop and design interiors, textiles for interiors and clothes, clothes and visual communication products in accordance with clients' objectives and the characteristics of target groups,
  • develop design solutions using different materials, processes and technologies for the design of interior fittings, textiles and clothes and the reproduction and distribution of visual messages,
  • monitor and evaluate trends in the design of interior fittings, textiles and clothes, visual communications and the development of technologies and select the most suitable tools and technologies for the development of innovative and modern design trends,
  • plan and lead content-related and organisational work on projects involving interior fittings, textiles, clothes and visual communications, 
  • plan and design new prototypes and improvements of existing products,
  • plan and take into consideration all aspects of the production of final design products,
  • promote and sell own design services,
  • create and maintain a safe and efficient working environment,
  • select collaborators and conclude agreements with them.

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Examination performance is graded as follows: 10 (excellent); 9 (very good: above-average knowledge but with some mistakes); 8 (very good: solid results); 7 (good); 6 (adequate: knowledge satisfies minimum criteria); 5–1 (inadequate). In order to pass an examination, a candidate must achieve a grade between adequate (6) and excellent (10).

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To complete their studies, students must complete all course units prescribed by the study programme.

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Second-cycle master's study programmes (SQF level 8)

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Independent higher education institution, College of Design

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  • Matura or
  • vocational matura; or
  • school-leaving examination (prior to 1 June 1995) under any four-year secondary school programme.

Before enrolling in the programme, all candidates must pass a written and oral design aptitude test.

NQF Level: 
7
Access requirements: 
  • Matura or
  • vocational matura; or
  • school-leaving examination (prior to 1 June 1995) under any four-year secondary school programme.

Before enrolling in the programme, all candidates must pass a written and oral design aptitude test.

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To complete their studies, students must complete all course units prescribed by the study programme.