Wood Design

Head of department

Prof. Jacob Strobel

Programme Requirements / Qualification Profile of the Graduate

The course enables students to develop competences for different types of design work from applied arts to product design. It aims at providing a comprehensive theoretical and application oriented practical education leading to an independent artistic position and enabling students to become established in the fields of applied arts and product design. Thanks to the cooperation with partners in research as well as in the industry and in trade and thanks to the integrated internship of one semester, for which students can choose a national or international business, students gain the knowledge and know-how for a successful career start. Course units from the fields of marketing, management and law foster the understanding of the entrepreneurial perspective.
Students gain valuable experience which will help them to deal with the competition on the labour market through presentations at trade fairs and exhibitions as well as the participation in competitions, which are part of the programme. Students are enabled to work independently and creatively; and after completing this course, they will be able to work on differentiated design projects in a problem, time and target oriented manner.

Interdisciplinary competences

Artistic nature studies, Basics of anatomy, study of the nude, Basics of design (2D and 3D), Typography and layout, Artistic presentation concepts, Graphic design for print, Photography, Video, Theory of art and social sciences, Economics, English terminology

Competences in wood design/ product and object design

Design and development of furniture, toys and playgrounds, Interior design, Art objects, Product documentation and presentation, Material aesthetics, Materials science


Bachelor of Arts - B. A. (UAS)

Field of activity

The wood designer can start his / her career with creative work in the fields of furniture, interior and environment design. He/she can also specialize in design for disabled persons and, for example design instructional and therapeutical toys and play items. Some graduates have done design work on playgrounds or have gotten involved in landscape design. He/she can also work as a freelancedesigner or as a college instructor.