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Teaching at Design School Kolding is based on research and practice. Comprehensive knowledge of materials, techniques, methods, and theory are combined with the ability to place design and products in societal and business contexts. 

Artistic development work within a frame of design professionalism is pivotal. A substantial part of this work takes place within the framework of The LAB which is an innovative room for experiments where education, business and cultural institutions meet to create new ideas using design as a tool. Business collaboration enables students to focus on real cases and the real problems facing globalised society. This results in aware, capable and grounded students who receive great recognition and deal with meaningful issues even while they are still studying, and when they graduate as designers continue to work in exciting and important international settings.

Objectives for learning accomplishments are considered within an international context. The school gives priority to international exchange of students and employees and affiliating high-profile international visiting faculty to its already internationally oriented staff. Each year the school “exports” classes to universities in places such as Shanghai and Ghana to collaborate with local students on designing creative solutions to local or common challenges. Design School Kolding's much respected annual DesignCamp is a master-class for students from selected design schools and universities around the world, who gather to develop design solutions assisted by international designers and educators.

Design School Kolding has just short of 380 active students and a number of PhD students, including industrial PhD students. Every year, the school admits around 90 new students. In addition, the school offers a Master’s programme in design management in collaboration with the University of Southern Denmark.

What you can study here

Design for People

Design for People

Master (2 years) of Industrial Design, Communication Design, Fashion Design, Textiles, Accessory Design, 120 ECTS
Architecture, design and visual arts

Institution Design School Kolding
Campus Campus Kolding
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 5350 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
Website https://www.designskolenkolding.dk/en/design-people

Description

Social inclusion or social design has been a main priority for Design School Kolding for many years, and we focus a great deal of our teaching and our research and development activities on how to improve social conditions and create value. We regard design as a mediator for meaningful interaction between people, between people and new technology, and between people and the wider community. Based on a design oriented approach that promotes dialogue, the Programme applies diverse design methodologies with a strong focus on users. This approach enables you to create new products, services and systems that are profitable and enhance human interaction and foster meaningful societal relations.
Keywords:
  • User Studies and Experience 
  • Interaction Design 
  • Service Design 
  • Organisational Culture
  • Human technology

Design for People reinforces and challenges the fields of industrial design, fashion design, textile design, accessory design and communication design. When you apply for the programme, you will therefore be asked to state your preferred main design discipline.

The curriculum can be found here

Career Opportunities  

Design processes and design methodology can make a difference in all areas of society, so with a design degree a world of opportunities awaits you. Depending on your speciality, you can choose to work with e.g. fashion, jewellery, shoes, interior or graphic design, and perhaps you will be able to get a job at e.g. Ecco, LEGO or Kopenhagen Fur, which are some of Design School Kolding’s regular collaboration partners. In addition, your training gives you a variety of general competences that can also get you a job in areas that you do not usually associate with design, for instance health care, local government, etc.

Admission  

To be admitted to this programme, you must meet requirements. 
Read more about the admission requirements here

In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level. Enquire with the school about the language requirements of this programme

Apply directly to Design School Kolding.
Your application must include the following:
  • Motivated application
  • Film pitch (make a two-minute video pitch to present yourself and why you want to pursue an MA degree in Design. For one of the two minutes you must speak directly into the camera.)
  • Portfolio (max 10 MB if attached; you can also submit a link to your online portfolio)
  • CV
  • Transcript of records
  • BA certificate
  • Copy of your passport if you are not Danish
Please note that we might contact you to request a follow-up interview on Skype.

Read more about the application process here

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact Design School Kolding directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education http://en.fivu.dk/recognition

Tuition

There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students with a citizenship from outside of EU/EAA/Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition. Enquire with the school about the tuition fee.

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at http://en.fivu.dk/

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





Autumn uptake

Application date
May 01
Start date
Sep 04

Campus Kolding

Description

Design School Kolding differs from traditional universities in that the intake is based on talent. The School develops and cherishes talent, and challenges it by teaching students to reflect on their own process and on how to cooperate through projects drawn from a specific user context – often in collaboration with the business community.

Design School Kolding builds on the tradition of Danish design, placing focus on design which is meaningful. Innovation is conceived in relating to history and tradition. School methodology builds on knowledge and research and place emphasis on sensory perception and experimentation – a union of hand and spirit, head and hands.

Design School Kolding has university status and provides a framework for a number of recognised researchers in a young field of research as well as an increasing output of PhD projects. Emphasis is placed on putting design into practice reflected in the school's good workshop facilities where students can work with their material in a 1:1 scale. It is important to the school that its in-house teachers practice what they teach and the school makes use of a large number of guest teachers to ensure inspiration from professional practice.

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Design for Planet

Design for Planet

Master (2 years) of Communication Design, Industrial Design, Fashion, Textiles, Accessory Design, 120 ECTS
Architecture, design and visual arts

Institution Design School Kolding
Campus Campus Kolding
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 5350 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
Website https://www.designskolenkolding.dk/en/design-planet

Description

Design School Kolding has worked with sustainability in research, education and development projects for more than 20 years. We profoundly believe that a sustainable strategy must be part of the efforts to solve global problems with regard to resources, working conditions and pollution.The Programme enables you to adopt sustainability as a fundamental mindset. This allows you to create new and relevant products and services that are valuable and meaningful to users, along with new business developments within for instance circular economy and sharing economy. As part of the Programme, you will also work with developing and facilitating a sustainable strategy within established companies and production.

Keywords:
  • Material Understanding and Development
  • User Studies
  • Value Chains
  • Business Models and Circular Economy 
  • Concept and Future Scenarios
Design for Planet reinforces and challenges the fields of industrial design, fashion design, textile design, accessory design and communication design. When you apply for the programme, you will therefore be asked to state your preferred main design discipline.

The curriculum can be found here

Career Opportunities  

Design processes and design methodology can make a difference in all areas of society, so with a design degree a world of opportunities awaits you. Depending on your speciality, you can choose to work with e.g. fashion, jewellery, shoes, interior or graphic design, and perhaps you will be able to get a job at e.g. Ecco, LEGO or Kopenhagen Fur, which are some of Design School Kolding’s regular collaboration partners. In addition, your training gives you a variety of general competences that can also get you a job in areas that you do not usually associate with design, for instance health care, local government, etc.

Admission  

To be admitted to this programme, you must meet requirements.


In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level. Enquire with the school about the language requirements of this programme

Apply directly to Design School Kolding.
Your application must include the following:
  • Motivated application
  • Film pitch (make a two-minute video pitch to present yourself and why you want to pursue an MA degree in Design. For one of the two minutes you must speak directly into the camera.)
  • Portfolio (max 10 MB if attached; you can also submit a link to your online portfolio)
  • CV
  • Transcript of records
  • BA certificate
  • Copy of your passport if you are not Danish
Please note that we might contact you to request a follow-up interview on Skype.
Read more about the application process here

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact Design School Kolding directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education http://en.fivu.dk/recognition

Tuition

There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students with a citizenship from outside of EU/EAA/Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition. Enquire with the school about the tuition fee.

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at http://en.fivu.dk/

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
 




Autumn uptake

Application date
May 01
Start date
Sep 04

Campus Kolding

Description

Design School Kolding differs from traditional universities in that the intake is based on talent. The School develops and cherishes talent, and challenges it by teaching students to reflect on their own process and on how to cooperate through projects drawn from a specific user context – often in collaboration with the business community.

Design School Kolding builds on the tradition of Danish design, placing focus on design which is meaningful. Innovation is conceived in relating to history and tradition. School methodology builds on knowledge and research and place emphasis on sensory perception and experimentation – a union of hand and spirit, head and hands.

Design School Kolding has university status and provides a framework for a number of recognised researchers in a young field of research as well as an increasing output of PhD projects. Emphasis is placed on putting design into practice reflected in the school's good workshop facilities where students can work with their material in a 1:1 scale. It is important to the school that its in-house teachers practice what they teach and the school makes use of a large number of guest teachers to ensure inspiration from professional practice.

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Design for Play

Design for Play

Master (2 years) of Design for Play, 120 ECTS
Architecture, design and visual arts

Institution Design School Kolding
Campus Campus Kolding
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 5350 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
Website https://www.designskolenkolding.dk/en/design-for-play

Description

Design School Kolding, the LEGO Foundation and the LEGO Group have joined forces to establish the world’s first, exclusive two-year international Master’s Degree programme within Design for Play. The programme will produce a new generation of highly specialised designers who can help companies and organisations achieve their aim of supporting customers, users and employees in creating a world that supports children and people in general in becoming creative, engaged, lifelong learners. The programme is one of a kind. It is based on Scandinavian design, an international outlook, and advanced level research in design methodology and user centered studies. It affiliates some of the world’s best designers, researchers and knowledge partners and creates a Scandinavian hub for play and design that demonstrates how research into play can achieve a practical impact. Prepare to play, collaborate, experiment, problem solve, and create human-shaped design that includes services, products, experiences, systems, and environments.

Keywords:
  • Designing for Play Experiences
  • Child Centered Design for Play
  • Applied Play
  • Cultures of Play
  • The Value of Play
  • Playful Processes
  • Toolbox
Design for Play reinforces and challenges the fields of industrial design, fashion design, textile design, accessory design and communication design. When you apply for the programme, you will therefore be asked to state your preferred main design discipline.

The curriculum can be found here


Career Opportunities  

The World Economic Forum predicts that by 2020 creativity will be the 3rd most important work skill, and what promotes creative thinking better than play? Skills like problem-solving, communication and teamwork all have their foundations in play. The programme includes collaboration with companies, e.g. the LEGO Group, foreign exchange and individual courses based on specific cases. It incorporates strong elements of making, engaging, and co-creating with users. Students learn to utilize play as a motivating factor in design processes and how to design for meaningful play experiences.

Admission 

To be admitted to this programme, you must meet requirements. 

Read more about the admission requirements here

In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level. Enquire with the school about the language requirements of this programme

Apply directly to Design School Kolding.
Your application must include the following:
  • Motivated application
  • Film pitch (make a two-minute video pitch to present yourself and why you want to pursue an MA degree in Design. For one of the two minutes you must speak directly into the camera.)
  • Portfolio (max 10 MB if attached; you can also submit a link to your online portfolio)
  • CV
  • Transcript of records
  • BA certificate
  • Copy of your passport if you are not Danish
Please note that we might contact you to request a follow-up interview on Skype.

Read more about the application process here

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact Design School Kolding directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education
http://en.fivu.dk/recognition


Tuition

There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students with a citizenship from outside of EU/EAA/Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition. Enquire with the school about the tuition fee.

For Further Information 

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at http://ufm.dk/en

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














Autumn uptake

Application date
May 01
Start date
Sep 04

Campus Kolding

Description

Design School Kolding differs from traditional universities in that the intake is based on talent. The School develops and cherishes talent, and challenges it by teaching students to reflect on their own process and on how to cooperate through projects drawn from a specific user context – often in collaboration with the business community.

Design School Kolding builds on the tradition of Danish design, placing focus on design which is meaningful. Innovation is conceived in relating to history and tradition. School methodology builds on knowledge and research and place emphasis on sensory perception and experimentation – a union of hand and spirit, head and hands.

Design School Kolding has university status and provides a framework for a number of recognised researchers in a young field of research as well as an increasing output of PhD projects. Emphasis is placed on putting design into practice reflected in the school's good workshop facilities where students can work with their material in a 1:1 scale. It is important to the school that its in-house teachers practice what they teach and the school makes use of a large number of guest teachers to ensure inspiration from professional practice.

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