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Design and Business

Top-up degree of Design and Business, 90 ECTS
Economics, commerce, management and accounting Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts

Institution Copenhagen School of Design and Technology (KEA)
Campus Guldbergsgade
Duration 1,5 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 6200 EUR


The bachelor degree programme in Design & Business is aimed towards the fashion and lifestyle industry and you learn the theory and practice connected with it. The programme has a sustainable focus.

During the 5th semester there is an obligatory joint part, in which you receive instruction within four general areas: Design, Business, Sociology, Methods and Science Theory. Then you specialise within one of the following courses of study: Sustainable FASHION, Sustainable COMMUNICATION and Sustainable PURCHASE.

During the 6th semester you continue with your chosen course of study. The last part of the semester is reserved for the mandatory internship. During the course of study, you are in close contact with the business community, in which you, for example, develop concepts and/or products in cooperation with - or receive tasks from - a business. You will also be an intern in a business in which you can try out your competencies in practice. .

Career Opportunities  

The programme is very much in demand in the business community and you will have good opportunities in small and medium-sized businesses, as well as large manufacturers.
Many graduates also work independently.

About the Degree

The top-up degree extends an already acquired Academy Profession programme to a related or prespecified bachelor level. The top-up option is only available to a subset of AP degrees and offered as a 90 ECTS supplement with a resulting degree of Professional Bachelor.   


To be admitted into the Top-up Bachelor in Design & Business programme you must have minimum two completed years of higher education within the field of Fashion Design, Fashion Sourcing or Fashion Marketing (e.g. the AP degree in Design Technology). You are welcome to contact us ( to find out if your education meets the requirements. As an international applicant you will have to take the admission test either at our location in Denmark or via an online entrance examination.

Moreover, students from the Nordic countries and EU/EEA countries must have passed English at a level equivalent to a Danish Upper Secondary education C-level.

You can read more about the language requirements here: Read about the language requirements of KEA

Apply directly at KEA - Copenhagen School of Design and Technology with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact KEA directly. 

A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education in the section

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside EU/EAA/Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.

For Further InformationInformation from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

Summer Intake

Application date
Mar 15
Start date
Aug 18


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