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Ceramic Design

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

Institution The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts - Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation
Campus Copenhagen
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 5500 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


The master programme in Ceramic Design is a specialisation in the use of silica-based materials such as clay, concrete, plaster and glass as ceramic materials in various professional contexts.

The overall objective of the programme is to prepare students for careers as ceramic designers through independent specialisation in relation to research, artistic research practice and in relevant practical and professional contexts.

The programme aims to expand the student’s understanding of specific ceramic materials and working processes on the basis of their own chosen specialisation, and further to support the development of their personal artistic profile under the guidance of the programme’s teachers.

There are options for individual specialisation in each main category of the Master’s degree programme:
  • Ceramics, glass and related materials in the context of commercial product design, e.g tableware, sanitary ware, home accessories, etc.
  • The use of ceramics , glass and related materials in an architectural context, e.g. building components, decorative artistic interventions, etc.
  • Ceramics as artistic medium in the context of the autonomous art object. Professional aspects of working within the art scene.

The basis of the master programme is constituted by the student’s own professional interests as expressed in the written motivation when applying for the programme. The programme consists mainly of self-formulated briefs / assignments, e.g. in the context of a company collaboration and/ or other development and research activity in collaboration with relevant external partners.

The student is given the opportunity to specialise in the direction of research, artistic research and design practice - or a combination thereof.

Career Opportunities  

For more information on career paths, please contact The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation: Tel. +45 4170 1500,  E-mail:  


Applicants with a bachelor degree in design or an equivalent qualification are eligible for admission.

In addition, there is a minimum English language requirement for admission. In 2015-16 the requirements are: TOEFL (paper-based) score 575, TOEFL (internet-based) score 90, IELTS score 6.5. 

For more information about admission, see here.


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 Information

Visit KADK's website:

Information 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   


Application date
Feb 27
Start date
Sep 01


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