»Moving Traces: Design Elements & Principles«

discover, find out and design!

The course is made up of three parts and aims at interdisciplinary experiences of design principles like balance, tension, contrast, proportion, variation and so on.  

In the first section we work two- and threedimensional, black&white, with paper, cutter, pen, light and the elements dot and line. It is about simple abstract exercises for the perception of the effects of design principles. In the second part you will learn to create visual movement and interaction with computer. In analogy to a Bauhaus teaching method we integrate short-time body movements. Works of Bauhaus artists from media or stage will inspire you for the last section: designing an own visual moving story about elements and principles as a picture, object, a series, animation, performance or similar.

Aims of the course are learning and exercising design skills, interdisciplinary work with design elements and principles, limitation, broadening of creative thinking and experience of experimental work in the context of Bauhaus.

The course language is English.

Please contact us if you would like personal consulation. We will be happy to help you.

The course schedule is available. You can download it here.

Please note: This is a preliminary schedule. Programme modifications are at any time possible.

Gabriele Fecher, lecturer of the course "Moving Traces: Design Elements & Principles"

Gabriele Fecher Lecturer in art, artist & developer of educational creative products

since 2009 Guest professor Foundation Deparment at Samsung Art- and Design Institute (SADI), Seoul, Korea

1996-2005 Director of the Weimar Art School
Germany's oldest private art school for all ages and non-professionals

since 1988 national and international exhibitions

Hyojung Seo, lecturer of the course "Hyojung Seo, Dozentin des Kurses "Moving Traces: Design Elements & Principles"

Prof. Hyojung Seo | http://untitled5.com
1972 born in Seoul / Korea

1995 Seoul Woman's University BS(Chemistry)
1999 sadi(samsung art and design institute) graduation(Communication Design)
2004 IDAS(International Design school for Advanced Studies) MFA(Digital Media Design)

Media Artist

Professor at Samsung Art- and Design Institute Seoul / Korea

Worldwide exhibitions and collaborations with choreographers and musicians for media performances

Works and lives in Seoul.

After successful completion of this course you will receive a certificate of participation. It will show the course title, the date and duration of the course, the number of contact hours as well as the main contents and topics.

Participants will earn 3 credit points (ECTS).

The course takes place all day from Monday until Friday. It is necessary to attend at least 80% of the course lessons to receive credit points.

Prior to your participation, it is essential that you clarify whether your home university will recognise the foreign credits you intend to earn.


For beginners and experienced ones, who want to learn, refresh and broaden fundamental design skills.

1. Registration

In order to register, please complete our registration form.

2. Documents

Please submit the following document by 1 May 2017 as a pdf-file via email.

  • Curriculum vitae: max. two pages
  • English language certificate: at least level B1 or comparable
  • Letter of motivation: Why did you choose this course? - max. 500 words

Please note the following points:

  • Only one pdf-file (max. 5 MB)
  • Email with subject »Application Moving Traces«
  • Name of pdf-file »Moving_Traces_family_name_first name«
Only complete and correctLy Named applications will be considered!

3. Selection Process

All applicants will receive admission notification by e-mail by 15 May 2017 and will have to confirm participation within 3 days. If applicants fail to do this, places will be given to others on the waiting list.
After you have confirmed your participation you will receive the invoice for your specialised course until the end of May.

If you need a VISA, we recommend to inform now about the requirements and to make an appointment with the German embassy in your home country.

A maximum of 16 applicants will be selected to participate in this course.

The course fee is 700 EURO.

500 EURO for students & alumni
300 EURO
for BUW students

The course fee includes:

  • Orientation & Support
  • Programme according to description
  • Teaching materials
  • Bauhaus Summer School ID card
  • Certificate
  • Internet access at the  Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
  • Free use of library
  • Accompanying programme (except excursions)
  • Free entrance to museums belonging to Klassik Stiftung Weimar
Registration for 2017 has closed. Please find the new course programme online from November 2017.

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