The core module of the programme has a dual purpose. For one thing, it familiarises students with the specific approaches, achievements and issues of a specific design field through university lectures and field visits. For another, it requires students to carry out independent research on a specific work or problem in the field of design. Students will present their research findings publicly at the end of the course, and also include their findings in an independent paper. Each semester, students are introduced to the achievements, genres and theoretical questions of architecture, object design and image creation.