study programme

POSTGRADUATE COURSE IN ADVANCED DESIGN STUDIES FOR SUSTAINABILITY

Our main study programme is the postgraduate course in Advanced Design Studies for Sustainability. The course consists of theme-based modules. Each module is completed with a group project. The study year equals two academic semesters and consists of several modules. All modules are compulsory to obtain the graduation certificate issued by the Institute.

OPEN WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS & EVENTS

In parallel to the main compulsory course, the Institute facilitates extra curriculum short courses and workshops in collaboration with the Art Quarter Budapest, that are also accessible to external students.

PUBLICATIONS

All the output of the work will be summarised and accessible via the Institute’s archive.

 

POSTGRADUATE COURSE IN ADVANCED DESIGN STUDIES FOR SUSTAINABILITY

The postgraduate programme is relevant to all types of postgraduates seeking to deepen their critical thinking through an intense period of interdisciplinary work in Design Studies.

We aim to give optimal conditions for our students to deep-dive into interdisciplinary work within design for sustainability and explore how scientific and technological discoveries and developments can be best applied to benefit humanity and the environment.

Students get the opportunity to explore the nature of current developments in design, such as Design Thinking, the external circumstances and challenges Design faces, and the ever-changing context of potential outcomes.

Applicants are carefully selected to represent their discipline in small multidisciplinary groups that work much like co-creative labs, deep-diving into specific themes and challenges. Intense interdisciplinary work enables the group to explore more comprehensive solutions and scenarios, taking into consideration the potential impact of design manifestations, whether those outcomes are intentional or not.

By completing the one year programme, our students gain a post-graduate studies certificate of attendance in Advanced Design Studies for Sustainability from the Institute of Advanced Design Studies, Budapest.

Learning environment

STUDY FIELDS

Study fields are areas of expertise that will be represented on the Advanced Design Studies for Sustainability Course for Postgraduates.

These are:

Philosophy of Design & Epistemology

Product & Service Design

Arts Research & Experimentation

Human Ecology, Ecology & Bioethics

Technology & Philosophy of Technology

STUDY CONTENT FROM GLOBAL THOUGHT LEADERS

The study content is provided by guest moderators who oversee multidisciplinary work in the groups. Guest moderators replace a traditional faculty. Students gain access to an immersive learning experience with leading experts active in their field. These visiting tutors ensure the latest knowledge within the Study Fields, always challenging the content, structure and relevance of the work.

The Program is run in English, and lasts 10 months, from October to July. It consists of weekly and monthly theme-based modules that are mandatory to attend in person.

 

 

applications

A SELECT, MULTIDISCIPLINARY GROUP OF PEERS

The Institute accepts international applications of up to 25 students annually. You are selected according to your expertise to work with a complementary group of postgraduates, and bringing diverse, multi- disciplinary expertise and experience to the group.

EXTRA-CURRICULAR COURSES

In parallel to the compulsory course, the Institute facilitates extra-curricular lectures, workshops, seminars and summer school programmes that are also accessible to external students as well as the students of the Institute.

AN INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM IN VIBRANT BUDAPEST

The Institute is based at Art Quarter Budapest, an international contemporary art centre dedicated to the development of art and new media.

The Art Quarter is on the doorstep of the vibrant Central European city of Budapest, with endless cultural opportunities, yet still reasonably priced compared to other European cities. At the Art Quarter you will meet artists, designers and other entrepreneurs in creative industries and gain access to a thriving social scene.

Calling on Multidisciplinary, Postgraduate Creative minds!

The Institute’s modular and integrated structure uses many of the methods and tools of forward-looking organisations and world-renowned consultancies and start-ups.

We are seeking highly self-motivated individuals willing to delve deep into the questioning preconceived notions of design and innovation. At the Institute, you will get the opportunity to work with other postgraduates and world-renowned professionals who want to experience how their current skills set and expertise can be pushed and enhanced by sustainable thinking.

We invite individuals of various cultural and disciplinary backgrounds with MSc (upon selection BSc) degrees in product-service design, architecture, technology, engineering, also graduates of applied sciences, artists, anthropologists and philosophers.

Every year, the Institute accepts international applications for a maximum of 25 full-time students.

APPLICATION PROCESS

We open the application call for the study year 2020/2021 in 2019.

In 2019 we will host 3 short theme-based courses in collaboration with Art Quarter Budapest. The application process for the 3 courses will be announced in December 2018.

 
 

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