Tomas Bata University in Zlín


Our Events

Workshops, Exhibitions, Festivals and Other Events

Upcoming Events

Zlin Design Week

May 4–11, 2018

The main theme of this year’s 4th Zlin Design Week is PLAY. Everyone who is creating something is in fact playing. Whether it is a designer playing with shape, colour, material, or a marketing communicator playing with words and emotions. Zlín will become alive with design day and night. We can look forward to exhibitions, a gala evening, the Design & Marketing conference, installations inside the traditional KOMA modules, lectures, workshops, excursions and parties. The meaning and magic of Zlin Design Week is primarily the result of the collaboration of students, designers and companies.

Marketing Communications Talent

October 2018

A unique competition for all talented marketing communicators. How does it work? Just like the Young Lions, it is a two-day event. On the first day, companies present their assignmenta – marketing task – to students. Each student team has 24 hours to deal with it. On the following day, teams present their solutions, receive points and then the MC Talent is announced. The competition brings students closer to real life practice and offers creative marketing solutions to companies, creating a ground for establishing contacts and building relationships.

Selected Past Events

Made in Paper

April 17 – 22, 2018

As part of a joint project between TBU in Zlín (Product Design Studio and Digital Design Studio) and the Technical University in Zvolen (Department of Furniture and Interior Design), a joint Czech-Slovak exhibition made in paper was organized at the Czech Center in Milan . Concepts of young designers from the Czech Republic and Slovakia brought new insights on the application of various types of paper and paper-based materials in furniture design.

Milan Design Week 2018

April 17 – 22, 2018

Within the framework of this year’s Milan Design Week, the world’s largest design show, the Industrial Design Studio presented the Ne-Ro project, a unique collection of shale geopolymer products, at Ventura Future in Milan.

The Magical World of Optics

23. 3. – 20. 5. 2018

On the occasion of the 85th anniversary of the founding of the optical industry in Czechoslovakia and the founding of the company Opticotechna / Meopta in Přerov, the exhibition “The Magical World of Optics” takes place at the Museum of Natural History in Olomouc. The aim of the cooperation between the Spatial Design Studio, the REgional Museum in Olomouc, the Institute of Scientific Instruments, the Amazing Theater of Physics ÚdiF and Meopta – optika, s.r.o., is to popularize the technical fields and science among children seeking the direction of their future study.

International Photographic Workshop JOSEFOV II

December 14 – 8, 2017

An exhibition of works from the second international photographic workshop JOSEFOV II was organized at Bastion IV in Josefov. Students from FMC, Faculty of Fine Arts from the University of Ostrava, Academy of Fine Arts and Design from Bratislava, ALUO from Ljubljana and ASP Katowice worked all week long under the guidance of professional lecturers and photographers Vasil Stanko, Milan Bureš and Suzanne Pastor. The workshop was supported by the town of Jaroměř and by Tomas Bata University in Zlín.

Days of Czech and German Cukture in Dresden

September 23 – 26, 2017

The FMC participated in the 19th Days of Czech and German Culture in Dresden, introducing the latest works of our students and academics to the German audience. On display were the design istallation HOLD WATER!, a result of a year-logn collaboraton of all studios of the faculty, and a photographic exhibition of Richard Vodička, focusing on the architecture of Zlín – all accompanied by a selection of student films.

Faculties and departments