Jesko Fezer,
Reading about Jesko Fezer—head of HFBK Design focus, a popular professor here, pictured above in purple. Like many, he commutes from Berlin where he lives. Degrees at HFBK are interdisciplinary, but students chose a focus (listed here), and in the German tradition, study under one professor. All of the classes here are pass / fail. The students only have to pass a few classes, but many collect more credits than they need and are self-directed. Based on the quality of work at the graduation exhibition last summer 2016, this laid-back systems seems to be working surprisingly well.