Manual & Material Culture

Course Content

Craft Studio (31 ECTS)
Drawing Workshop I–II
Form Workshop I–II
Craft Studio I–III

Studio (65 ECTS)
Design Studio I–VI
Practical Bachelor’s Project

Engineering (22 ECTS)
Technical Drawing and Theory of Design I–II
Materials Science I–II
New Materials and Sustainability I–III
Rhetoric and Presentation Technologies 

Science subjects (52 ECTS)
Material culture I–IV
Business and law I–V
Writing studio (theoretical bachelor’s project)
Research lab

Elective subjects (10 ECTS)
Material Culture III–IV or Business and law III–IV (additional unit)
Future Lab

In the second year of study you have the choice between the subjects business management and cultural studies. The decision has to be taken in the course of the second semester. The chosen subject is offered only when the minimum number of participants is reached.

Within this course you will be taught all contents of the entrepreneurship exam, the successful completion of the course replaces the entrepreneurship exam. Furthermore, up to 50% of the content of the preparatory course for the Master Craftsman’s Exam will be completed in this course. Graduates can therefore do the preparatory course for the Master Craftsman’s Exam at the WIFI Lower Austria with proportionate diminuition of course duration and costs.


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