Design Academy Eindhoven does not structure its courses along the lines of the classical disciplines such as graphic designer, interior designer or, for instance, fashion designer. Nevertheless you will find some recognizable categories in our educational programme. These are distinguishable by their different approaches to the subject. ‘Man’ requires different characteristics for each product or service in each different context. Think of a chair in a public space, in someone’s spare time, or at work. This is why the academy has a number of different design departments. The thing they all have in common is the fact that they focus on man. Man and...
In addition to the design departments our educational programme consists of the four Kompas departments Atelier, Forum, Lab and Market. These compass points ensure that you will be considering your role as a designer and the significance of design in our society from a different perspective each time.
With their different accents and orientations the Kompas classes will give you a basic level of knowledge and skills.
This will act as the seed-bed form which you will be able to continue to develop your talent. The four compass points together form the full professional framework of design:
Market allows you to develop your personal talent into content that is suitable for business. Things such as presentation, entrepreneurship, economical aspects and your own position as a professional are the focal points.
At Forum you will be placing design and the design profession in a socio-cultural context. You will learn to understand and interpret the times in which we live through research and reflection.
Lab is the academy’s laboratory. Here you will be conducting methodical research and performing in-depth experiments. You will learn abstract thinking and analytical methods. The central focus is on the interaction between the creator, the product and the user.
At Atelier you will learn how to think while you act. You will consider your own process and growth and become more conscious of your intuition, uniqueness and authenticity.