Course syllabus

Tillämpad estetik, visuell kommunikation, del IV
Applied Aesthetics, Visual Communication, part IV

AFOF20, 8 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2012/13
Decided by: Education Board 3
Date of Decision: 2012-04-20

General Information

Main field: Industrial Design.
Compulsory for: KID3
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand


The course aims to increase the student’s ability to reflect on different sorts of interior furnishings and the design of furniture. This is done by training him or her to work with models of different interior spaces and re-work and make ready an item of furniture he or she has designed or re-worked. Textile qualities will also be regarded in the course He or she also reads, writes and discusses questions concerning theories of interior space and its furnishings, with the aim of giving him or her possession of a conceptual apparatus that lets him or her actively and critically take part in contemporary debate about giving form to interior spaces and the design of furniture. The course also includes moments that regards exhibition design. A further aim is to introduce different concepts about interior space, its furnishings and furniture.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

with reference to a given space or item of furniture, whether or not he or she has designed either or both, define and identify questions concerning giving form to interior space and/or furniture and relate them to different contexts.

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

from the point of view of a given space or item of furniture or a text on such a subject, independently and simply to analyse critically, orally and in writing, with respect to the design of space and furniture.

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

exhibit an ability to assess in a well-developed way different aspects of interior space and furniture, and formulate meta-theoretical questions about them.


The course includes a fundamental discussion of concepts and traditions that are central to the forming of interior space, its furnishings and furniture, which are reflected in practical work during the course. It also introduces concepts of interior space, its furnishings and furniture and their histories, mainly by reference to aspects affected by their designs and by practical exercises.

Examination details

Grading scale: UG
Assessment: The individual student can either Pass or Fail. To achieve the former he or she must have submitted an essay that wins approval. In addition he or she shall have at least an eighty per cent attendance at seminars and lectures and have participated actively in these seminars.


The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Forskare, Anna Petersson,