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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

Accessory Design

Accessory Design

Master (2 years) of 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/industriel-design

Description

The Accessory Design programme trains you in exploring, processing and experimenting with materials in order to establish a platform for new ideas and a powerful personal expression. Use your senses and proven design abilities to create new accessories for the human body or as self-standing products. Wearables, precious and non-precious jewellery, fashion accessories, luggage, bags and shoes are all part of the wide spectrum of designed accessories that we work on. We are mindful of ethical working practises and sustainable materials and processes. We operate in an honest and thorough manner to help you develop the tradition of Danish design through accessory design both in well established practises and brand new fields. You will have access to excellent workshop facilities that allow you to advance your skills and work with craft techniques related to the jewellery profession, leather works and wearables as well as the use of digital tools, i.e. 3D computer design and printing.

Read more about the programme

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 the Kolding School of Design.
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)
  • CV
  • Transcript of records
  • BA certificate
  • English language test if you are not Danish or English is not your first language
  • Copy of your passport if you are not Danish
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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Communication Design

Communication Design

Master (2 years) of Communication 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/communication-design

Description

Communication Design connects not only with the School's key values (social inklusion, sustainibility and cultural diversity), but also with its mission to create sustainable futures. You will explore drawing, sketching, notation, writing, storyboarding, coding and prototyping. The analouge and the digital Conventional, time based and new media. At MA level you emerge into the topics of Sustainability and Design; Social Design (including Welfare Design), Play and Design or Management and Design (in collaboration with University of Southern Denmark). 
To load design effectively with the value, the programme focuses on the post concept phase: strategy, validation and framing. That's of course, besides the well known pre-concept phase: research, analysing/synthesising and idea generation. We are aware of the blurring boundaries between design desciplines and are encouraging cross disciplinary research.

The curriculum of the master in Communication Design can be found here

Career Opportunities  

Most courses are project driven and involve close collaboration with external partners such as Trefor and LEGO, which prepares you for a real professional career. 

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)
  • CV
  • Transcript of records
  • BA certificate
  • English language test if you are not Danish or English is not your first language
  • Copy of your passport if you are not Danish

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.

Scheduled modules
  • Designing for Play Experiences
  • Child Centered Design for Play
  • Applied Play
  • Cultures of Play
  • The Value of Play
  • Playful Processes
  • Toolbox

Find out more about the programme


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)
  • CV
  • Transcript of records
  • BA certificate
  • English language test if you are not Danish or English is not your first language
  • Copy of your passport if you are not Danish
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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Fashion and Textiles Design

Fashion and Textiles Design

Master (2 years) of Fashion & Textiles 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/fashion-textiles

Description

In general, fashion deals with three questions, all of which are interrelated:
  • What shapes our lives as people today? 
  • Considerations about consumer patterns and sustainability 
  • Visual noise – people in the city 
Fashion is the academic foundation from which form, identity and function unfold. The discipline deals first and foremost with creating garments that decode, reflect and provide commentary on the era in which they are created. The programme takes its departure point in individual and original research in regard to form, expression and material. This creates a space where ideas, experimentation, reflection and intuition can run wild in the constant slipstream of trends, which also represent fashion. During their studies, students are instructed in draping, sewing techniques and pattern development to the extent necessary for developing and visualising design solutions. Form and materials are given a great deal of attention, and the students learn to develop entire collections in relation to target groups, materials and manufacturing facilities.
In the textiles area, students work with the classic textile disciplines of weaving, knitting and textile printing. To the same extent that it is about developing new design in the traditional design areas of fashion and interiors, it is now also about transforming textile values into new contexts and technologies. Digital tools have therefore become part of the education programme and are now considered as important as the analogue techniques. The textile discipline works extensively with the experience and sensuality found in the physical encounter between the user and the surface or product. With the textile designers' professional knowledge in tactility and development of surface design, an entirely new field of activity has opened where the textile designer's skills can be utilised in the development of surfaces of materials that are not necessarily yarn and fabric – for example, glass, steel and concrete.

The curriculum of the master in Fashion & Textiles Design can be found here

Career Opportunities  

Most courses are project driven and involve close collaboration with external partners, which prepares you for a real professional career. 

Admission  

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


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)
  • CV
  • Transcript of records
  • BA certificate
  • English language test if you are not Danish or English is not your first language
  • Copy of your passport if you are not Danish
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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Industrial Design

Industrial Design

Master (2 years) of Industrial 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/industriel-design

Description

As a result of the transition from an industrialised society to a knowledge and communication based society, Industrial Design is a discipline in rapid development.
The discipline focuses on design solutions that integrate function, form and production system into a total design solution. In industrial design, students work with classic design disciplines such as:
  • sketching 
  • 3D programming 
  • model building
Students are to a great extent, involved with general concept development that considers users in contexts of the future and the immaterial values that products carry with them. Hence, user observation and interaction mapping have become core areas of the discipline.

The curriculum of the master in Industrial Design can be found here

Career Opportunities  

Industrial Design emphasises idea generation and visualisation as much as collaboration with industry and other professionals such as marketing experts, economists, engineers, sociologists and anthropologists. Industrial Design has an ongoing collaboration with a wide range of companies in both teaching and project development, including Bang & Olufsen, Lego, Innovation Lab and Kildemoes, among others.

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 the Kolding School of Design.
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)
  • CV
  • Transcript of records
  • BA certificate
  • English language test if you are not Danish or English is not your first language
  • Copy of your passport if you are not Danish
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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