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Spatial Design, Perception and Detail

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


Perception, production and fittings of architectural spaces are in focus throughout this programme. You will have the opportunity to work with landscape, urban design, building and furniture design and master the art of designing and constructing interior and exterior spaces in detail. 

For a couple of generations, great Scandinavian architects such as Gunnar Asplund and Sigurd Leverentz, Alvar Aalto, and Finn Juhl and Arne Jacobsen all combined an international outlook with a very local sensitivity for the context, materiality, light and colors of landscapes, buildings and furniture. This specific Nordic sensitivity came out of a culture of research and innovation combined with a strong sense of social responsibility. On one hand, an understanding of the many contexts of design, including the end-user's perception of spaces is of great importance. On the other, the professional knowledge of how to work consciously with light and sound, materials and color, proportion and representation must be both trained and critically examined.

Today, a very strong trend in Danish and international contemporary art and design are challenging convention with works which explore our understanding of both space and place. Artists such as Olafur Eliasson, Dorte Mandrup and Stig Lennart Andersson renew our curiosity and sense of delight. Inspired by them, you will study the conceptual space where the reality of construction meets poetic invention.  

About the Degree

This is a combined programme, in which both architect and design students work side-by-side.

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

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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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