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Department of Environmental Art

Founded in 1961.

The Department of Environmental Art prepares students for work in both interior design and environmental art. Furniture design and creation of prototypes are also part of the study programme. Students complete a great variety of theoretical and practical courses, where they gain skills necessary for creating new artworks, working with interior design and environment.

Students are taught both traditional and modern design methods. At the Department, students can use the latest technologies and design programs.

Core courses at the Department of Functional Design include:
1. Basics of interior design, principles of composition, theoretical disciplines – technology of materials, geometry, ergonomics, technical drawing, bionics, colour studies, analysis of functional objects.
2. Composition design, assignments with increasing level of difficulty. Students work with COREL-DRAW, PHOTOSHOP, 3D STUDIO, AUTO CAD, ILLUSTRATOR, FREE-HAND and other programs.
3. By constructing models, students learn to work with different materials – plaster, wood, glass, metal, plastics etc.

Students are encouraged to experiment with materials and techniques.

The Department has its own workshops and a laboratory.

Head of the Department of Environmental Art:
Professor Jānis Andris Osis

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Academic staff:
- Associate Professor Oļegs Tillbergs;
- Associate Professor Inguna Elere;
- Associate Professor Juris Krūmiņš;
- Assistant Professor Vladimirs Bekmanis;
- Assistant Professor Baiba Bogdane;
- Assistant Professor Sandra Levāne;
- Assistant Professor Martins Vizbulis;
- Assistant Professor Henrijs Sinkevičs;
- Head of the Laboratory Imants Bērziņš.