one-year DesignWorkout® course
a course designed to fit in with the busy daily schedule of participants, filling in short pauses during the day and not excessively time consuming
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200 days of fun and intense practice with curators that equips you with the skills vital to the modern profession, equivalent to 4 years spent at a  university.

DW200 is a cross-disciplinary course created on the basis of the systematisation of many years’ experience in design and teaching.

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The course consists of a weekly online practice session with curators, daily short assignments, half-yearly offline intensives lasting 1—5 days, and two ERA trips to provide practice out in the field.

The assignments are relevant to the contemporary context, help develop critical thinking, and are based on the concept of human centred design.

The programme is divided into two 6-month sections — the Vorkurs and a Specialisation stage.

This one-year course fills in the gaps left after an elementary art education, enabling you to try your hand at different areas of design and gain a greater focus on the profession as a whole.

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Based on the results of each thematic module, an assessment is made of the participant’s level. Verbal intelligence and imaginative thinking are tested, along with logical-mathematical, personal and spatial intelligence. The participant’s level in a given subject and their general situation are assessed.

The main focus is on training Communication Designers and Product Designers. The tech firm Yandex makes use of the DesignWorkout® assessment methodology in its recruitment process.

weekly,
online, 60—120 min
2 subjects — theory, practice, and analysis with curators
daily,
online, 5—30 min
cards with supplementary information and tasks for thematic modules
second semester,
offline, 3—5 days
intensive course at the Campus
over the course of one year,
offline, 3—4 days
2 ERA trips
second semester
practical modules
at the end of the course
6 assessments based on the results of the practical modules, and 1 final assessment
annual project
a joint project between course participants and Masterskaya, a public event
programme
feb-may 2023
Vorkurs
the basis of the profession
art
culture, the social context, economics, technology and geopolitics
Once a week, online, 60 min
daily activity cards
sketching
draw with pleasure, easily and freely
Once a week, online, 120 min
daily tasks
assessment
thinking
meaning and image
daily tasks
assessment
composition
image and form
Once a week, online, 120 min
daily tasks
assessment
typography
typeface practices
Once a week online
daily tasks
a skills workshop in Moscow
assessment
era
art history through travel and practice
a 3-day trip to Suzdal/Yaroslavl*
the course programme includes both an excursion and educational part; accommodation, travel and meals are to be paid for independently by the participant
programme
sep—dec 2023
specialisation:
communication designer,
product designer
design
culture, the social context, economics, technology and geopolitics
Once a week, online, 90 min
daily activity cards
typography
typeface practices
Once a week online, 120 min
intensive at the Campus, 4 days*
daily tasks
* the cost of the programme includes three meals a day, accommodation
layout
master layout
Once a week, online, 120 min
daily tasks
interface
image and function
Once a week online, 120 min
daily tasks
era
art history through travel and practice a 3-day trip to Saint Petersburg
a 3-day trip to Saint Petersburg
the course programme includes both an excursion and educational part; accommodation, travel and meals are to be paid for independently by the participant
project
final annual project
individual work
group work
curators' supervision
intensive at the Campus, 3 days*
* the cost of the programme includes three meals a day, accommodation
cura
tors
thinking and composition curator
Dima Barbanel
graphic designer, methodologist, creative director and partner at Masterskaya® and DesignWorkout®. Initiator of the educational projects DesignWorkout, Campus, and Typejournal. A graduate of the Stieglitz Academy of Art and Design (Saint Petersburg) and Fabrica (Treviso, Italy).
typography curator
Vladimir Kolomeytsev
curator, typographer and graphic designer at Masterskaya® and DesignWorkout®. A graduate of Isia & Werkplaats Typografie (Urbino, Italy), holding the qualification of Expert Class Type Design from the Plantin Institute of Typography (Antwerp, Belgium). Author and curator of the Playtype course at Campus as well as the Playfaces experimental type foundry.
sketching curator
Timur Tkachenko
holds a degree in monumental painting from the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture (Kiev, Ukraine), and is a graduate of DonNTU. Since 2017, he has been engaged in work with people with autism and Down syndrome, as well as working at Masterskaya® and DesignWorkout®. He is the author and host of the online course Ping-Pong Sketching.
interface curator
Vadim Kartashev
product designer, programmer and mathematician, system architect at Masterskaya® and DesignWorkout®, and a computational mathematics and cybernetics graduate of Moscow State University.
art curator
era curator
Ksenia Malich
architectural historian, PhD in art history, and senior lecturer at the Higher School of Economics’ School of Design. For 10 years she headed the architecture programme at the State Hermitage Museum. Curator of several exhibitions on Finnish and Dutch modernism, Zaha Hadid, and British architecture.
design history curator
Pavel Ulyanov
designer, art historian, collector, founder of the Сhairmuseum project. Lecturer at the Higher School of Economics’ School of Design.
coordinator
Denis Yudin
graphic designer at Masterskaya, product manager, frontend developer, learning process coordinator at DesignWorkout.
cost
option 1
a single one-time payment of
380 000 ₽
option 2
2 payments of
200 000 ₽
option 3
4 payments of
110 000 ₽
To apply for a course or discuss payment details — write to telegram @olgasmirn
To apply for a course or discuss payment details — write to telegram @olgasmirn
your participation is fixed after the first payment.
designworkout reserves the right to make changes to the programme and schedule of the course
DesignWorkout® is an educational system for designers that continues the traditions of such schools as Vkhutemas, Bauhaus, the Ulm School of Design, Black Mountain College, the Cranbrook Academy of Art, and Fabrica.It has been in operation since 2010.
DesignWorkout® is a community with a shared conceptual and ethical basis, values and culture. DesignWorkout® alumni work as designers, senior designers, art directors and heads of design at Pinterest, Yandex, 2GIS, McKinsey, and Meduza.
DesignWorkout® methodologists comprise a team of professionals who are daily engaged in solving problems for the most prestigious national projects.
DesignWorkout® develops three aspects of the profession: culture, craftsmanship and thinking.
DesignWorkout® is built on the principles of soft education — non-linear and dispersed, and focused on the specific individual: each person has their own goal and their own path to follow.
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