Applied Arts (BA)

Our mission is to facilitate the development of talented individuals and working groups qualified for research design work, focusing on creating innovative, sustainable products and services. We are the only institution in Slovenia carrying out the study programme in industrial design and applied arts. The aim of the programme at the first-cycle level is the acquisition of the basic knowledge necessary for understanding the profession and working in the areas of industrial design and applied arts through design methodologies, and the development of individual design capacities. This multidisciplinary study stimulates you to holistically develop your design capacities. Through practical courses and with the help of the tutors who are the leading design experts in Slovenia, we help develop the student’s abilities to identify and solve problems and upgrade these with the knowledge acquired during history and theory courses. The study is based on one-to-one teaching and a personal approach to students, which is crucial for teaching the topics included in the programme. You can choose between two courses: Industrial Design and Applied Arts. Vertical, in-depth continuation of the study is possible at the second-cycle level. The Department for Industrial Design and Applied Arts has been, for the second consecutive year, ranked among the top 50 schools in the area of architecture and design in Europe, and it is proud of its long tradition.

Applied arts designers are distinguished by their skills in working with materials and their knowledge of these materials, allowing them, also due to their comprehensive theoretical and practical knowledge and in conjunction with the other arts and humanities, to continually discover possibilities for new expressions and new ways of using different media. Students are guided, through largely individual and interdisciplinary work, towards the exploration of, and experimentation with, media. Being a qualified designer of glass and/or ceramics, students will be able to subtly respond to the requirements and wishes of individual clients or to the changes in society with your own personal poetics, expressed in both individual works of art and consumer products of serial production.

Industrial Design and Applied Arts – Glass and Ceramics Facebook profile

Course title: Applied Arts
Predstojnik/ca oddelka: Prof. Barbara Prinčič
Vodja smeri: Prof. Tanja Pak
Study programme cycle: First-cycle Bachelor's study programme
Duration: 3 years (6 semesters); a total of 180 ECTS credits
Professional title: diplomirana oblikovalka unikatov (UN), diplomirani oblikovalec unikatov (UN)
Abbreviation: dipl. oblik. unik. (UN)
Study programme booklet:

Academic staff



Open Academy: ALUO Exhibition 2023


Info days ALUO 2023