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Nowadays, designers are not just enthusiasts of beautiful forms, but most of all they are open-minded specialists, who seek brave solutions for the challenges of the contemporary world. They practice human-centered design and keep in mind the impact of their designs on the environment.

Program 2021/2022


Industrial Design combines social robotics and bionics. It is a discipline where product design is supported by ergonomics and new materials are developed with the use of parametric algorithms.

Our students acquire one of the key design competencies - they know how to work in a team of experts, who represent complementary fields of expertise.

Under the guidance of outstanding designers, students learn how to combine technological perfection with humanistic thought and artistic sensibility.

Students implement actual projects in cooperation with our external business partners. Thanks to this approach, they learn how to work in real business environment, with clients who present different requirements, constraints and their own, subjective view of the project.

The experience and networking opportunities gained throughout the course of study, enable a smooth entry into the job market.

"Industrial Design goes beyond the schematic. It searches for new solutions, technologies and materials. Our students are brave, persistent and visionary. We are not afraid of improving the current world. We combine disciplines, languages, and technologies to comprehensively solve problems of today and tomorrow."

Jo Jurga, Ph.D.
industrial design

Industrial Design Program - what will you learn?

The Industrial Design program includes three main areas: materials, processes and technology. You will learn how to prototype, work with robots, and how to design them. We will teach you about parametric design, ergonomics, and bionics (i.e. design based on observation of nature). Some of the subjects taught in the Industrial Design program include material and structure design, mechanics and construction. 

All our design programs provide comprehensive education combining humanities, social sciences, and technical skills, such as history of art and design, drawing, material science and engineering, color theory, photography basics, and practical skills of using graphic design software (Adobe and Rhino), and other design tools. You will learn how to build a brand and plan its development strategy. We will teach you about copyright, how to price your projects, and how to conduct your research projects. During the first year of study you will become familiar with our studios and workshops, where you will learn the basics of fashion design, metalwork, screen printing, and woodworking. Thanks to this approach, you will know how to use specialized equipment and combine different materials and techniques in your projects.

Your potential career paths:

  • Designer in various branches of industry, such as: automotive, home appliances, electronics, furniture, telecommunications, and robotics
  • Designer of new materials and technologies
  • Social innovation designer (e.g. designing solutions for socially excluded individuals or for people with disabilities)
  • Industrial designer
  • Designer in an R&D team
  • Designer in a start-up company
  • Owner of a design studio

Our graduates

250 graduates have already completed studies at School of Form. Here are some of them:

Maja Sobura

Industrial Designer

After graduating from School of Form with a Bachelor Degree in Industrial Design, she went on to study Design Products at the Royal College of Art in London, one of the best design schools in the world. Some of her projects include food packaging for the army, Meal Ready to Eat (MRE), for soldiers in combat or training. The flat packaging changes shape when water is poured into the pack. In contact with water, the powder hidden in the walls of the packaging heats the food inside.

Her other project, hardwood floor paneling, took the first place in the “Creations of Nature” competition organized by Barlinek Institute of Design.

Magda Gąsiorowska

Product Developer

Currently employed as a product developer at NAP design studio. She also collaborates with the Monogram magazine, where together with Justyna Strociak, she oversees the “Sztuka Projektowa” section. At Zieta Prozessdesign, Magda was responsible for product design, solving technological problems and for managing projects of a varied scale, mainly designs manufactured in FiDU technology. So far, her greatest challenge was project managing the NAWA sculpture installation on Wyspa Daliowa in Wrocław. At Oskar Zięta studio, Magda also participated in the development of furniture lines, such as G-Table, J-Chair and a folding screen Sonar. Her Bachelor’s thesis project, IMMU sleeve, developed in cooperation with Justyna Strociak, was on display at various design shows and festivals in Eindhoven, Tallinn, Cologne, Gdynia and Łodź.

Filip Król

Interior Designer

Currently working as Industrial Designer for Škoda. One of four winners of MoveAward 2016. His “Generation Z 2030” project, related to mobility, was awarded by an international jury with an internship at Mercedes-Benz. In 2017, Filip won the first prize at the “Mazda Design 2017/37 - Piękno Przyszłości” competition in the Space category as well as a PLN 10,000 prize for the design of a car interior.


Our faculty comprises acclaimed expert-practitioners, renowned designers who combine technological expertise with humanistic sensibility and who share the wealth of their professional experience with students.

Joanna Jeśman

Vice-Dean for Educational and Student Affairs

Dawid Korzeniewski

Head of the Woodworking and Ironworks Workshop

Dorota Bąkowska

Head of the Tailor's workshop

Sara Boś

Head of the Kuka and Digital Workshop


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Teaching Methodology

Students study the latest technologies, conduct daring experiments with various materials, and gain extensive theoretical background in humanities and social sciences.

Using examples of actual projects, they follow all steps of the design process from planning, through prototyping, to the implementation. They research the context of the product, the actual needs of users and they analyze similar objects that were designed before. They know how to prepare project documentation and how to present their designs to business clients.

Our students learn from the best practitioners in the filed of design and are able to test their knowledge in a real business environment.

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