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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


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. 


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


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

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


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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