Faculty of Architecture

ERASMUS+

Faculty of Architecture Erasmus Coordinator :  wa.erasmus [at] pb.edu.pl 

Monika Magdziak, PhD Eng. Arch.
room 215 – 2nd floor (Faculty of Architecture)


All organizational information available on the International Relation Office website:
https://pb.edu.pl/iro/erasmus/

Course catalogue for international students

You can choose courses from all BUT faculties, no matter what you are studying. The description of the subjects can be found here:
 http://usos-ects.uci.pb.edu.pl 

 

SUBJECTS FOR ERASMUS STUDENTS 

available at Faculty of Architecture 2019/2020

 

SUBJECTS FOR ERASMUS STUDENTS 2021/2022

Winter semester

 

Subject

type

hour/

week

hour/

sem.

ETCS

Code – W

1

Architectural Design – Housing design I

P

5

75

12

IS-FA-00043W

2

Architectural Design – Riverside hostel with canoe marina

P

4

60

8

IS-FA-00045W

3

Architectural Design – Energy efficient architecture

P

4

60

8

IS-FA-00044W

4

Urban Design I

P

4

60

8

IS-FA-00046W

5

Computer Aided Architectural Design I

P

3

45

6

IS-FA-00074W

6

Interior Design I

P

4

60

8

IS-FA-00048W

7

Interior Design III

P

4

60

8

IS-FA-00049W

8

Exhibition Design I

P

4

60

8

IS-FA-00050W

9

Graphic Design I – Poster Design

P

4

60

6

IS-FA-00075W

10

Artistic expression

Ps

3

45

4

IS-FA-00076W

11

Visual Arts – Freehand Drawing*

Ps

3

45

4

IS-FA-00077W

12

Visual Arts – Painting*

Ps

3

45

4

IS-FA-00078W

13

Sculpture*

Ps

3

45

4

IS-FA-00054W

14

Structural Mechanics I

Ps

2

30

4

IS-FA-00079W

15

Lighting and Illumination

Ps

3

45

4

IS-FA-00085W

16

Research – final thesis*

S

2

30

20

IS-FA-00071W

17

Seminar – Contemporary architecture

S

2

30

4

IS-FA-00080W

18

Seminar – Vernacular architecture and construction

S

2

30

5

IS-FA-00081W

19

Digital Modelling I

Ps

3

45

4

IS-FA-00082W

 

Architectural Design – Multifunctional building

P

5

75

12

IS-FA-00073W

Spring semester

 

Subject

type

hour/week

hour/

sem.

ETCS

Code – S

1

Architectural Design – Housing design II

P

5

75

12

IS-FA-00058S

2

Architectural Design – Office building

P

5

75

12

IS-FA-00059S

3

Urban Design II

P

4

60

8

IS-FA-00060S

4

Computer Aided Architectural Design II

P

3

45

6

IS-FA-00083S

5

Interior Design II

P

4

60

8

IS-FA-00062S

6

Interior Design IV

P

4

60

8

IS-FA-00063S

7

Exhibition Design II

P

4

60

8

IS-FA-00064S

8

Graphic Design II

P

4

60

4

IS-FA-00069S

9

Visual Arts – Freehand Drawing*

Ps

3

45

4

IS-FA-00077S

10

Visual Arts – Painting*

Ps

3

45

4

IS-FA-00078S

11

Sculpture*

Ps

3

45

4

IS-FA-00054S

12

Structural Mechanics II

Ps

2

30

4

IS-FA-00084S

13

Research – final thesis*

S

2

30

20

IS-FA-00071S

14

Seminar – Contemporary Urban Studies

S

2

30

4

IS-FA-00086S

15

Seminar – History of Architecture

S

2

30

4

IS-FA-00087S

16

Digital Modelling II

Ps

3

45

4

IS-FA-00088S

17

Architectural Design – Educational building

P

4

60

8

IS-FA-00089S

18

Printmaking Workshop I

Ps

3

45

4

IS-FA-00057S

* subjects available in summer and winter semester with the same content in both semesters

SUBJECTS FOR ERASMUS STUDENTS – academic year 2021/2022

Winter semester

 

Subject

type

hour/

week

hour/

sem.

ETCS

1

Architectural Design – Housing design I

P

5

75

12

Description: This course acquaints students with different concepts of house located in a natural environment. Students may have various level of preparation and training – this is the reason course is divided for different levels. The main task in accordance with the level of knowledge declared by the student – optional : beginner students – single-family house / intermediate – multi-generational home / advanced – house for independent elderly people.

  1. Single-family house – The main task is to design a house with the IDEA ( something non-obvious, special, unique, unusual ). For Example: house in a unique location (house on the cliff, on the coast, in the woods,…), house with unusual inhabitant and function (painter – a house with a studio and gallery, an astronomer – a house with a watchtower, swimmer – house with swimming pool 25m in length, …), house with unusual function/form (mobile house, transformable house, adaptable house, floating house, bridge house, tower house, …)

  2. Multi-generational home – The main task is to design a house for big famili where different generations live together but separately . Functional plan should consiste at least two apartments for two families ( family with children 2+2 and grandparents ). The house can be one-storey or multi-storey (but grandparents should have an apartment on the ground floor), some functions may be shared by both families. There should be a connection between the apartments inside the house.

  3. House for the elderly – house for 8 independent elderly people who live together on the basis of: mutual self-help, affordable architecture , and co-living. The functional plan should consist of individual bedrooms (single and double) with bathrooms, and a common day zone for all residents. In addition, it can have a guest room, hobbyroom, etc … The house should be one-storey, and if located in the city, can be a multi-storey with elevator.

The theoretical aim is to familiarize students with the main problems related to architectural design of house including spatial, social, technical, functional and theoretical aspects.

The practical objective is to exercise the execution of architectural conceptual drawings of a unique house. Skills to be acquired: * experience in the analyses and assessment of housing; * skills for preparation of an architectural program; * skills of conceptual, functional, spatial and structural design; * research abilities related to the field of human inhabitation assessment.

2

Architectural Design – Riverside hostel with canoe marina

P

4

60

8

Description: The course objective is to teach the principles of ergonomics and the art of architecture, the practical application of the building crafts and methodology of architectural design, whilst deriving aesthetic value of architectural forms from their spatial and cultural contexts. Ideological, spatial and structural shaping of public utility buildings with a simple function for a small group of occupants, located in a non-urban environment of high nature values, in its form referred to the tradition of the architecture of local cultures typical of the place it is built in. Skills: Advanced study and design skills related to the recognition, assessment, understanding and describing architectural space in its spatial and cultural (semantical) context, including the respect for multi–cultural and multi-ethnic phenomena that create the identity of a place and its inhabitants/users. Abilities and skills for producing final architectural drawings which show the essence of aesthetical idea.

3

Architectural Design – Energy efficient architecture

P

4

60

8

Description: Course type: project Assessment: 1. Project of energy efficient building: plot plan, plans of the building, elevations, sections, perspective, model. 2. Control review. Aims and objectives: Learning by designing Teaching methods: Introducing general methods and rules of energy efficient architecture Course content: Project of energy efficient building. Learning outcomes: Traditional solutions, idea of energy efficient architecture, climate conditions, interior comfort, environmental relations, temperature zoning, energy gains and losses, balance of the building. Energy efficient technologies: transparent insulations, solar collectors, photovoltaic panels, wind turbines, heat pumps, recuperators, modern lighting systems, double-skin facade, energy accumulators, controlling devices, BMS (Building Management System) Basic economy of energy efficient technologies

4

Urban Design I

P

4

60

8

Description: The objective of the course is NOT the utmost completing student’s education on urban design and planning, as international students may have various level of preparation and training in urban design, and their homeland countries may have different juridical systems related to urban planning concepts. This is the reason course is divided for the different levels. The students who never had the experience with urban designing received more exercises (working alone), tasks to intervention (revitalization) of small public space in city centre (street, green space, small square), finally to revitalize larger public space next to Faculty of Architecture in Bialystok. The students, who already have had the urban design courses, will have the task to design the quarter of Bialystok city centre. Analyse urban fabrics, find main problems, synthesise conclusions and present urban projects which response for observed problems. Project is made by international teams (2-3 person). The skills and knowledge which student gain: the methodology of research related to the recognition, assessment, understanding and describing urban fabric, synthesise them and based on these aspects realize the project. The possibility of cooperation in international teams.

5

Computer Aided Architectural Design I

P

3

45

6

Description: Digital modeling and visualization of architectural compositions using ArchiCAD 21. Assignment # 1 – SCULPTURE IN 3D The task is to design a sculpture in virtual space and make two visualizations using ArchiCAD 21. Assignment # 2 – INTERIOR WITH THE WINDOW AND THE SEAT The task is to design the architectural interior with a window and a seat and present by making two visualizations in ArchiCAD 21. Student will get the experience in: • working with ArchiCAD 21 software • creating spatial forms and architectural interiors in virtual space • making visualizations • presenting designed spatial compositions and architectural interiors in digital and printed form

6

Interior Design I

P

4

60

8

Description: Interior design of a small apartment for one person. Introduction to the basic principles of human functioning in the interior. Initiating sensibility in finding the right proportions of this space. The realization that interior design is an extremely important factor of physical and mental impact on the user of this space Student defines minimum and optimal space in apartment and know how to solve the basic functional problems.

7

Interior Design III

P

4

60

8

Description: To design function of small premises with a commercial function (customer services) within a shopping mall. Specificity of a small fashion shop, shoeshop, haberdashery, clockmaker, or sport equipment shop. Denotation of specific functional programm with consideration of needs and relations between client and customer service. Design of simple structures to exhibit choosen assortment. Applying theoretical knowledge of ergonomics into practice.Looking for specific atmosphere threw choosing materials, colours, and preseeing lighting effects.Mastering legible visual technics of presentation. Detailed programm can be diversified in the relation to student’s choice of a lecturer.

8

Exhibition Design I

P

4

60

8

 

Description: Museum exhibitions or problem related to the field of study. The specificity of different types of exposure, locations of exposure and their impact on design decisions. Awareness of its role in space – scale, proportions, shape, light, value, color, typography, applied graphics, materials or props. Introduction to basic stages of creative design process in relation to the assumption of a museum or problematic exposure scenario.

9

Graphic Design I – Poster Design

P

4

60

6

Description: Adaptation of messages in poster design. Acquiring skills to translate post content into different graphic techniques and appropriate advertising media. A poster as an intelligent fun, an intellectual adventure, a refined visual work created from various pieces of art. Ability to justify selected means to the topic. Students design typographic, cultural posters and infographics. The syllabus includes: discussion of subjects given by the instructors or individually proposed by students, “brainstorming” and sketches and preliminary projects, as well as refining of the final form, printing and presentation of the poster. Skills to be acquired: • using different graphic techniques in the poster • experience in selection appropriate typography • skills for preparation hierarchy in poster

10

Artistic expression

Ps

3

45

4

Description: In the era of computerization we are the less and less able to use traditional techniques, such as drawing, which has become a manual skill of the past. They need a systematic ‘review’. The project activities referr to students who want to consciously use the simplest form of artistic creation in various techniques i.e. drawing. Drawing has its own components.It is also an experimental field in the research component of artistic expression. Communication by drawing is an elementary link in the interpretation of reality. This ability is necessary not only to students of art universities.

Moreover, students of the course will get acquained with several other techniques of artistic expression in 2D and 3D, which are to stimulate their creativity.

Thus, classes have form of exercises and activities in the studio, the exercises shall be of a practical character. Having passed the course the students should gain the following skills and knowledge:

– the ability to use own imagination and intuition;

– knowledge how to use appropriate techniques to realization a arts work;

– ability to create one’s own artistic concepts having the necessary skills;

– experience of skillful joining techniques of different fields of art;

– develop their spatial imagination and artistic creativity.

11

Visual Arts – Freehand Drawing

Ps

3

45

4

Description: In the era of computerization, the less and less we are able to use traditional techniques, such as such as painting, manual skills go of the past. Getting once learned need systematic ‘review’ . Project activities referred to students who want to consciously use the simplest form of artistic creation – [freehand drawing]. Drawing has its own components, something like a subcutaneous alphabet. Without these elements, we cannot do our work to piece together the right way. Classes have form of exercises and activities in the studio, the exercises shall be of a practical character. Describe the skills and knowledge that students will gain if they pass it. He/she has a knowledge about the elements of artistic expression in drawing , knows the problems associated with the techniques used in drawing work, ,recognizes the complexity of the creative process from concept to realization of the work of drawing , knows how to use appropriate tools of the drawing workshop, can create own artistic concepts having the necessary skills.

12

Visual Arts – Painting

Ps

3

45

4

Description: In the era of computerization, the less and less we are able to use traditional techniques, such as such as painting, manual skills go of the past. Getting once learned need systematic ‘review’ . Project activities referred to students who want to consciously use the simplest form of artistic creation – [painting]. painting has its own components, something like a subcutaneous alphabet. Without these elements, we cannot do our work to piece together the right way. Classes have form of exercises and activities in the studio, the exercises shall be of a practical character. Describe the skills and knowledge that students will gain if they pass it. He/she has a knowledge about the elements of artistic expression in painting He/she knows the problems associated with the techniques used in painting work He/she recognizes the complexity of the creative process from concept to realization of the work of painting He/she knows how to use appropriate tools of the painting workshop He/she can create own artistic concepts having the necessary skills

13

Sculpture

Ps

3

45

4

Description: “Man is the measure of all things…” Students investigate and experiment with the scales and proportions. One of the tasks is to sculpt a 1:5 scaled model of a human. Human body in an environment. Short task description: To design an environmental situation, that reduces or enlarges the scale of the human model in a restricted 30×30 cm area. Skills: To develop students’ sculptural skills. Their understanding of proportions, scale, voids and solids.

14

Structural Mechanics I

Ps

2

30

4

Description: Subject description: Statically and kinematically determinate structures as minimum-rigidity structures, adaptable to the environment. Triangular trusses. Cables. Bar-cable systems. Simple beams. Multi-span beams. Curved beams. Frames. Models of supports, joints and loadings. Basic types of materials: wood, masonry, concrete, metals. Schematic models of real structures. Basic analysis for preliminary optimal synthesis of continuous, trussed and composite structures. Shape and cross-section optimization. Lightweight structures. Skills: Acquiring working knowledge of the basic analysis and prototype topology and form-finding of statically determinate structures irrespective of scale, material, and function. Developing of structural intuition

15

Research – final thesis

S

2

30

20

Description: Individual consultations of the diploma Project. Preparation of thesis. Practical application of the knowledge, skills and social competences that the student learned during his studies. Elements – analysis, project description, graphic part (drawings / model).

Requirements:• ability to work independently, • knowledge and experience gained during the studies – advance level knowledge of architecture or interior design, theory of architecture, computer aided design, elements of design, civil engineering • independent solving design tasks and problems

 

16

Lighting and Illumination

Ps

3

45

4

Subject description: This course consists three tasks in the field of lighting and illumination

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

To teach students to be able to read photometric curves and use various illumination catalogues and resources. To develop students’ understanding of luminance depending on the quality of spaces. To focus on proper ways of illumination which considers various urban and architectural factors.

To design illumination of an interior in a communal space. To develop more in depth knowledge of illumination. To develop an understanding of the rules and ways of creating unique ambience in a space, with consideration of the viewer’s visual comfort and safety.

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Skills and knowledge that students will gain : * Basic information about light sources * Historical knowledge about lighting design. * Information about leading lighting designers and how to use light in interiors.

17

Seminar – Contemporary architecture

S

2

30

4

Description : The task of the seminar is studying contemporary architectural forms of residential architecture (module 1) and public buildings architecture (module 2). The course will start with short lecture, showing some examples of contemporary architecture from Poland.

The seminar activities: reading, studying case studies from repository list including examples from different countries, analyzing, discussing, comparing, working individually and in the group, excursion (optionally).

Terms of evaluation: each students should prepare two presentations (concerning each module) and also should write two elaborates, analyzing, comparing and discussing chosen examples based on previous studying work during the semester.

The skills and knowledge which student gain:

  • knowledge about contemporary architecture of public buildings

  • knowledge about contemporary architecture of residential architecture

  • understanding of ideas of architectural forms, the context

  • ability of comparing and analyzing chosen aspects of architecture such as local tradition, composition, materials, sustainability, space, density, etc.

  • skills for individual scientific research.

18

Seminar – Vernacular architecture and construction

S

2

30

5

Description:

PART I. ARCHITECTURE AND CULTURE (approx. 6 hours)

1. The cultural context of towns and cities (15-minute oral presentation; discussion)

2. The cultural context of settlement patterns (15-minute oral presentation; discussion)

3. The cultural context of home (15-minute oral presentation; discussion)

PART II. VERNACULAR ARCHITECTURE (approx. 8 hours)

4. What does ‘vernacular architecture’ mean? (written 1-page essay; discussion)

5. Types (discussion)

6. Patterns (discussion)

7. Forms (discussion)

PART III. VERNACULAR CONSTRUCTION (approx. 8 hours)

8. Indigenous/vernacular timber constructions (a lecture + discussion; student’s assignment: written 1-page essay)

9. Indigenous/vernacular earthen constructions (a lecture + discussion; student’s assignment: written 1-page essay)

10. Indigenous/vernacular wattled constructions (a lecture + discussion; student’s assignment: written 1-page essay)

11. Indigenous/vernacular composite constructions (a lecture + discussion; student’s assignment: written 1-page essay)

PART IV. LEARNING FROM VERNACULAR (approx. 6 hours)

12. New vernacular-inspired constructions (strawbale, earth-filled tubes, etc.; a lecture + discussion; student’s assignment: written 1-page essay)

13. Vernacular material engineered (timber: CLT; earth: stabilized; etc.; a lecture + discussion; student’s assignment: written 1-page essay)

14. Architectural forms inspired by vernacular (a lecture + discussion; student’s assignment: written 1-page essay)

PART V. EXAM* + SUMMARIES OF ASSIGNMENTS (approx. 2 hours)

15a. Summaries of assignments.

15b. An exam*, or alternatively, an extended student’s written elaboration, or alternatively, a detailed architectural design of vernacular-inspired house (with short essay).

*Students with the highest marks for their previous assignments (essays and discussion activity) will pass the course without obligation for an exam

Skills to be acquired:

  • at the end of the course, the student will be skilled in “reading” vernacular buildings in terms of their functional and constructional interpretation, recognising their origin, age, changes, etc.;

  • he/she will acquire basic skills for conservation and repair of historic vernacular constructions;

19

Digital Modelling I

Ps

3

45

4

Description: Subject of the course: Digital 3D modelling, visualization and animation of a 2D painting masterpiece (Suprematist Composition) with the use of ArchiCAD 22. The inspiration 2D painting should be obtained from works of artists associated with Suprematism: Kazimir Malevich, El Lissitsky, Ilya Chashnik, Lazar Khidekel, Alexandra Exter, Lyubov Popova, Sergei Senkin and others.

Assignment – A SCULPTURE IN 3D BASED ON SUPREMATIST COMPOSITION
The task is to make a 3D composition inspired by a 2D painting (Suprematist Composition) with the use of ArchiCAD 22.
The project should be characterized by high artistic values and derive from any Suprematist Composition chosen by the student (approved by the instructor).The final shape depends on the discussed with the teacher design concept and the progress of work, as well as quality of light.
The whole form should not excide a 30 x 30 x 30 m space and should be placed on a max. 30 x 30 m base.

Educational objectives:
1. Testing basic principles of spatial forms and artistic creations in the virtual space.
2. Learning the essentials of ArchiCAD 22 modelling software.
3. Learning basic principles of making visualizations and animations.
4. Accomplishing the ability to present designed spatial composition through it’s visualization and the viewing animation.

The verification methods – grading of the project:
Evaluation of the assignment – model in ArchiCAD *.pla format (archive project), short animation (a walk around or through the sculpture) and 3 visualizations in *.jpg format.
Evaluation of individual design progress, project presentation and discussion of the project.
Evaluation and credits are given after providing:
• Printed presentation board – A3 horizontal format, containing one inspiration painting – Suprematist Composition, 3 visualizations of the executed project (photographs 18x13cm each). The arrangement of the board as specified and approved by the instructor.
• Digital file of the designed model in ArchiCAD Archive Project *.pla format.
• 3 visualizations saved in *.jpg format and *.pdf of the A3 presentation board.
• Short *.Mp4 format animation from ArchiCAD.

20

Architectural Design – Multifunctional building

P

5

75

12

Description: The building is located in the city structure. The building responds to a complex urban context and enters into specific relations with the surroundings. The building has several functions, complementary or independent. It presents complex functional and spatial arrangement. The architectural form is individual with high aesthetic value. The construction and material solutions should be defined in a conceptual way.

Suggested choices of the building’s function and program:

(1) a student dormitory with additional functions, e.g.: canteen, student club, study and work spaces, commercial and service rooms, and others,

(2) a sports and recreational center with: gym, training room, wellness area (saunas, salt cave, jacuzzi, etc.), bar, shop, and others,

(3) a museum or art gallery, with additional functions, e.g.: cafe, shop, meeting/presentation room, classroom, and others.

List of required drawings: pre-project analyses – graphical presentation of the idea , location plan – scale 1:500 , floor projections – scale 1:100, 2 cross sections – scale 1:100, facades of the building – scale 1:100/1:200, at least 3 perspective views of the building.

Method of the final presentation: portfolio – printouts of the panels in A3 size including digital record (in jpg or pdf format); a brief description of the project.

SUBJECTS FOR ERASMUS STUDENTS – academic year 2021/2022

Spring semester

 

Subject

type

hour/week

hour/

sem.

ETCS

1

Architectural Design – Housing design II

P

5

75

12

Description: Architectural and urban concepts design of multifamily housing building with comercial functionss, relating to city structures. The main task is to design a multyfamily building in a highly urbanized context (center of the city). The theoretical aim is to familiarize students with the main problems related to architectural design of residential buildings including spatial, social (human), technical (engineering) and infrastructural aspects. The practical objective is to exercise the execution of architectural conceptual drawings of a complex residential multi-unit building. Skills to be acquired: * experience in the analyses and assessment of residential housing; * skills for preparation of an architectural program for various types of housing; * basic skills of conceptual, functional, spatial and structural design of multi-family residential buildings; * basic research abilities related to the field of human inhabitation assessment.

2

Architectural Design – Office building

P

5

75

12

Description: This course acquaints students with basic commercial building concepts (f.ex. office buildings) relating to small and medium size structures. The main task is to design a medium scale office building in a highly urbanized context (center of the city) with strong, cultural and historical values. It introduces methods of building with several combinations of materials. Skills to be acquired: Advanced study and design skills related to the recognition, assessment, understanding and describing architectural space in its spatial and cultural (semantical) context that create the identity of a place and its inhabitants/users. Abilities and skills for producing final architectural drawings which show the essence of aesthetical idea.

3

Urban Design II

P

4

60

8

Description: The objective of the course is NOT the utmost completing student’s education on urban design and planning, as international students may have various level of preparation and training in urban design, and their homeland countries may have different juridical systems related to urban planning concepts. This is the reason course is divided for the different levels. The students who never had the experience with urban designing received more exercises (working alone), tasks to intervention (city acupuncture) in different city environments (example: housing districts, city centre, public spaces in campus). Other task will be design new activity cores in existing space in one of district in Bialystok, taking in consideration chosen urban fabrics. The students, who already have had the urban design courses, will have the task to design the activity cores in chosen part of downtown of Bialystok. Analyse urban fabrics, find main problems, synthesise conclusions and present urban projects which response for observed problems. Project is made by international teams (2-3 person). The skills and knowledge which student gain: the methodology of research related to the recognition, assessment, understanding and describing urban fabric, synthesise them and based on these aspects realize the project. The possibility of cooperation in international teams.

4

Computer Aided Architectural Design II

P

3

45

6

Description: DESIGN OF A SMALL APARTMENT FOR TWO PEOPLE USING ArchiCAD 21 – based on a overall given plan. Student will get the experience in: working with ArchiCAD 21 software creating architectural interiors in virtual space and documenting the project in scaled technical drawings making visualizations presenting designed interiors in digital and printed form

5

Interior Design II

P

4

60

8

Description: Interior design with small office. Describe the skills and knowledge that students will gain if they pass it. The transfer of knowledge and skills acquired in the initial design class to a specific interior project with strictly precised program. Awareness of the fundamental issues, which guide the decisions of an interior design. To develop skills of self-correct formulating problems and finding appropriate solutions to them on the basis of the discussion. Implementation in the use of multiple scales in the design. Improving workshop of visual design, including presentation of the individual atmosphere, light and color of designed interior. Design an interior with a commercial function. Projects include suggested furniture/ appliance arrangements and/or students own design furniture schemes.

7

Interior Design IV

P

4

60

8

Description: Resolving function of service premise with entertainmet character, sort of student’s club or disco designed in a postindustrial hall. Design rules of typical zones present in the objects of public utility as entryway, wardrobe, public toilets, as well as ( in consideration with choosen topic) place to eat, bar zone, dancing zone, relax zone, social zone. Looking for the atmosphere threw creation of spaces with specific psychological influence based on form, ergonomics, materials, colours and lighting. Stairs in the interior, calculating and construction. Production detail. Specific programm can be differentiated in accordance with the choice of lecturer by the student.

8

Exhibition Design II

P

4

60

8

Description: Industry exhibition at the International Construction Fair for selected companies. Describe the skills and knowledge that students will gain if they pass it. Pavilion exhibitions or problem related to the field of study. The specificity of different types of exposure, locations of exposure and their impact on design decisions. Awareness of its role in space – scale, proportions, shape, light, value, color, typography, applied graphics, materials or props. Educating the conscious process of constructing a visual form, understood as a visual whole, arises as a result of the combination of ideas and means chosen for its message.

9

Graphic Design II

P

4

60

4

Description: Developing the ability to combine verbal messages with image. Basic media in advertising. Typography basics. Editorial and advertising solutions. Making modular grids. Designing signs. Designing a composition with differentiated expression. Applying in practice the ability to discover and transform natural forms into symbolic forms. Showing the importance of a visual message – the meaning of the relation of form and content, the readability of the message. Students adapt the acquired knowledge and experience of workshops and techniques to new techniques of compositional projects, they are able to consciously use selected techniques, depending on the nature of the task of the visual image. Building comprehensive visual communication Skills to be acquired: • using different graphic techniques • skills for preparation hierarchy • practical skills in the field of communicative organization of visual and typographic material and adequate selection of technological procedures • acquisition of competences allowing to precisely formulate assumptions adequate to problems and conscious creation of original design concepts

10

Visual Arts – Freehand Drawing

Ps

3

45

4

Description: In the era of computerization, the less and less we are able to use traditional techniques, such as such as painting, manual skills go of the past. Getting once learned need systematic ‘review’ . Project activities referred to students who want to consciously use the simplest form of artistic creation – [freehand drawing]. Drawing has its own components, something like a subcutaneous alphabet. Without these elements, we cannot do our work to piece together the right way. Classes have form of exercises and activities in the studio, the exercises shall be of a practical character. Describe the skills and knowledge that students will gain if they pass it. He/she has a knowledge about the elements of artistic expression in drawing , knows the problems associated with the techniques used in drawing work, ,recognizes the complexity of the creative process from concept to realization of the work of drawing , knows how to use appropriate tools of the drawing workshop, can create own artistic concepts having the necessary skills.

11

Visual Arts – Painting

Ps

3

45

4

Description: In the era of computerization, the less and less we are able to use traditional techniques, such as such as painting, manual skills go of the past. Getting once learned need systematic ‘review’ . Project activities referred to students who want to consciously use the simplest form of artistic creation – [painting]. painting has its own components, something like a subcutaneous alphabet. Without these elements, we cannot do our work to piece together the right way. Classes have form of exercises and activities in the studio, the exercises shall be of a practical character. Describe the skills and knowledge that students will gain if they pass it. He/she has a knowledge about the elements of artistic expression in painting He/she knows the problems associated with the techniques used in painting work He/she recognizes the complexity of the creative process from concept to realization of the work of painting He/she knows how to use appropriate tools of the painting workshop He/she can create own artistic concepts having the necessary skills

12

Sculpture

Ps

3

45

4

Description: “Man is the measure of all things…” Students investigate and experiment with the scales and proportions. One of the tasks is to sculpt a 1:5 scaled model of a human. Human body in an environment. Short task description: To design an environmental situation, that reduces or enlarges the scale of the human model in a restricted 30×30 cm area. Skills: To develop students’ sculptural skills. Their understanding of proportions, scale, voids and solids.

13

Structural Mechanics II

Ps

2

30

4

Description: Content of the module: Statically indeterminate structures as safe, redundant-rigidity structures, not adaptable to the environment. Arch and cable structures. Curved beams. Single-span and continuous beams. Frames. Basic types of materials: wood, masonry, concrete, metals. Schematic models of real structures. Qualitative and quantitative analysis for preliminary optimal synthesis of continuous, trussed and composite structures. Shape and cross-section optimization. Lightweight structures. Skills and knowledge that students will gain: Acquiring working knowledge of the basic analysis and prototype topology and form-finding of statically determinate and indeterminate structures irrespective of scale, material, and function. Developing of structural intuition.

14

Research – final thesis

S

2

30

20

Description: Individual consultations of the diploma Project. Preparation of thesis. Practical application of the knowledge, skills and social competences that the student learned during his studies. Elements – analysis, project description, graphic part (drawings / model).

Requirements:• ability to work independently, • knowledge and experience gained during the studies – advance level knowledge of architecture or interior design, theory of architecture, computer aided design, elements of design, civil engineering • independent solving design tasks and problems

15

Seminar – Contemporary Urban Studies

S

2

30

4

The seminar is dedicated for students of Architecture, Spatial Planning, eventually on Landscape Design. Required is reading in English in the level B2

Description: The subjects is concentrated on the contemporary urban studies. Based on the original texts captures current thinking about important topics in urban studies and town planning. After introduction as short lectures, walks with showing some examples in the city area, the students task will be to discuss the described topics with lecturer. The seminary will be preceded by homework which will be reading of original texts with understanding, so also prepare and learning the vocabulary connected with urban studies.

As the evaluation is preparing the presentations with examples of their own towns, concentrating on the problems discussed through the semester. The described methodology was created at San Francisco State University, Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley. It introduce students to thinking about modern cities with interdisciplinary context used in urban studies.

The skills and knowledge which student gain:

  • knowledge about contemporary urban theories with their historical context,

  • understanding and describing urban problems,

  • increase of level of specialist language used in urban studies,

  • skills for preparation the presentations of scientific research.

16

Seminar – History of Architecture

S

2

30

4

Description: History of Early Modern Architecture in Poland in European Context.

Content of the module: Presentation of selected buildings in Poland XVI-XVIII c. in multiple relations to main developments of European architecture: its relations to antique tradition, symbolic structures as political manifestations, palaces as ceremonial space. The course and with an oral examination.

Skills and knowledge that students will gain: Knowledge on the architecture in the Commonwealth of Poland & Lithuania and professional analytical skills to perceive European architecture of the early modern era.

17

Digital Modelling II

Ps

3

45

4

Description: This course consists of basic / advanced 3D modeling and CGI production methods. Students will build up core skills in CGI as well as be involved in the implementation of 3D models in rendered scenes, short animations and virtual reality (VR). 

The semester will consist of the following:

1.       Beginner level 3D modeling, texturing and rendering.

2.       Implementation of lighting techniques, including HDRI lighting and light rig setups.

3.       Advanced texturing and shader creation.

4.       360 degree CGI rendering along with simple VR implementation.

5.       Advanced 3D modeling techniques including 3D scanning and virtual sculpting.

6.       Post production and printing techniques.

  • Students with existing skills in 3D modeling are welcome, as their techniques will be improved and their creativity challenged.

  • Software: Blender, Cycles Engine, Unreal Engine 4, Artec Studio 11.

18

Architectural Design – Educational building

P

4

60

8

Description: Classes of this course relate to architectural design of educational facilities. The students’ task will be to design a kindergarten or elementary school. During the course, students of ERASMUS Program learn the principles of art and methodology of architectural design, practical application of building solutions and applicable regulations. The result of the work will be the implementation of the project based on the analyzes carried out and the assumptions made during the classes. Excursions to existing educational facilities in Bialystok are planned during early phase of the project.

19

Printmaking Workshop I

Ps

3

45

4

Description: Teaching the principles of working and creative thinking – the student’s development towards the perception of artistic problems in the artistic printmaking. Principles of functioning in graphic studio. Principles specific to graphic techniques used in printmaking – attempts to artistic expression in printing methods: flat (monotype, algraphy) and relief (linocut). Student is preparing some projects on any subject (for example: architecture, still life, interiors …). During the semester the student creates monotypes (several, A4 size), makes matrices and prints the editions: algraphy (one, A3 size), linocuts (two, A4 and A3 size). The effect is confirmation of the knowledge of technology and printing skills. Describe the content of the module.

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