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The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts - Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation

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KADK builds on strong traditions within the three, historically well-anchored schools - Architecture, Conservation and Design. The school strives towards the preservation of culture and nature, and the design of physical objects and environments to internationally recognised standards.

The education of KADK is based on a combination of theory and practice. A substantial part of the teaching takes place at the drawing board and in workshops, and in joint presentations and academic seminars in small units of teachers and students.

Many of KADK's teachers come directly from the business community and practice. For instance, the School of Architecture has approx. 120 and the School of Design approx. 80 parttime teachers each term who teach for a short or longer period of time in addition to their work in practice and in the business community.


In 2013, the School of Architecture was elected the second best school of architecture in Europe by Graduate-Architecture.com – only surpassed by the Architectural Association in London. 
In 2010, the School of Design was included on the worldfamous lifestyle magazine Monocle's top 5 list of future schools of design.

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Architecture and Extreme Environments

Architecture and Extreme Environments

Master (2 years) of Architecture, 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) 7000 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
Website https://kadk.dk/en/programme/architecture-and-extreme-environments

Description

This Master programme pursues to explore the intersection between architecture, technology, culture and environment. Through a site-specific approach, we aim to respond to present and future global challenges through 'research by design' and direct 'on-site involvement' in the form of active expeditions to remote world locations where prototypes are put to the test.

In close collaboration with local communities, science and manufacturers, this Master course engages with architectural performance, from component to building design, and the cultural impact of technology in our world through high-end design aesthetics.

We mediate our presence in our environment via design and technology, often disregarding the environmental impact. It is our intention to investigate the design potential in working with technology not only as a performance orientated design parameter, but also as a process charged with aesthetic potential and cultural implications with sustainable aims, from building scale all the way to detail.


Career Opportunities  

As a graduate, you have the possibility of working as an urban planner, an architect, furniture designer or landscape architect. You can also work as an industrial and graphic designer, depending on your chosen specialty. 

For addiutional information on career paths, please contact The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation: Tel. +45 4170 1908,  E-mail: ma-admission@kadk.dk 

Admission    

Applicants with a bachelor degree in architecture or architectural studies from a nationally recognised school of architecture are eligible for admission.

In addition, there is a minimum English language requirement for admission.

For more information about admission, see here.

Tuition

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: https://kadk.dk/en

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

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

Copenhagen

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CITA Studio: Computation in Architecture

CITA Studio: Computation in Architecture

Master (2 years) of Architecture, 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) 7000 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
Website https://kadk.dk/en/programme/citastudio-computation-architecture

Description

Over the last 30 years the introduction of digital design tools has exerted a profound impact on architectural design practice, fundamentally changing the ways in which the built environment is designed, communicated and realised.

At CITA & CITAstudio, we understand that Information Technology represents a fundamental shift in architecture’s representational and conceptual traditions. In architecture our representations - drawings and models - are not only systems of notation but also speculative sites of design investigation and discovery. As our means and methods of representation change, the possibility for architectural expression changes - not only with respect to its formal or structural thinking but also with respect to its spatial, social and experiential potential.

CITAstudio provides a platform through which to investigate this context and its potentials through design-led architectural inquiry that is supported by the research expertise of CITA.


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 1908  E-mail: ma-admission@kadk.dk

Admission    

Applicants with a bachelor degree in architecture or architectural studies from a nationally recognised school of architecture are eligible for admission.

In addition, there is a minimum English language requirement for admission.

For more information about admission, see here.

Tuition

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: https://kadk.dk/en

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   



Application date
Feb 27
Start date
Sep 01

Copenhagen

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Fashion Design

Fashion 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) 6000 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
Website https://kadk.dk/en/programme/fashion-design-0

Description

MA Fashion Design has an international profile founded in a unique combination of artistic development, professional practice and academic research.

Driven by curiosity, dedication and ambition to explore, experiment and express, the focus is on developing and strengthening your individual artistic and creative expression and informed professionalism through personally-driven, industry oriented and interdisciplinary projects.

It is our aim to both enforce and challenge the Danish Design tradition within a modern global awareness in order to encourage a personal engagement and point of view in your design work.


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 1908 E-mail: ma-admission@kadk.dk  

Admission    

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.

For more information about admission, see here.

Tuition

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: https://kadk.dk/en

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

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

Copenhagen

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Graphic Communication Design

Graphic Communication 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) 6000 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
Website https://kadk.dk/en/programme/graphic-communication-design

Description

The program provides a broad understanding of visual communication within analogue and digital media. It does this by preparing you to take a leading role in addressing and affecting changes in contemporary society by identifying, exploring and solving complex issues through applying design. 

The learning is primarily centered around complex design projects. This encompass knowledge about research, practice and artistic development. During your studies, you will engage with a number of disciplines such as visualization, form giving, co-design, experimentation and reflections on various design practices. 

You will learn to adopt a critical approach, questioning existing standards and work with new forms of contexts, formats and collaborations.


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 1908 E-mail: ma-admission@kadk.dk

About the Degree

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

Admission    

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.

For more information about admission, see here.

Tuition

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: https://kadk.dk/en

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

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

Copenhagen

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Graphic Communication Design

Graphic Communication Design

Master (2 years) of Architecture, 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) 7000 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
Website https://kadk.dk/en/programme/graphic-communication-design

Description

The programme provides a broad understanding of visual communication within analogue and digital media. It does this by preparing you to take a leading role in addressing and affecting changes in contemporary society by identifying, exploring and solving complex issues through applying design. 

The learning is primarily centered around complex design projects. This encompass knowledge about research, practice and artistic development. During your studies, you will engage with a number of disciplines such as visualization, form giving, co-design, experimentation and reflections on various design practices. 

You will learn to adopt a critical approach, questioning existing standards and work with new forms of contexts, formats and collaborations.


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 1908 E-mail: ma-admission@kadk.dk  

About the Degree

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

Admission    

Applicants with a bachelor degree in architecture or architectural studies from a nationally recognised school of architecture are eligible for admission.

In addition, there is a minimum English language requirement for admission.

For more information about admission, see here.

Tuition

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: https://kadk.dk/en

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

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

Copenhagen

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Political Architecture: Critical Sustainability

Political Architecture: Critical Sustainability

Master (2 years) of Architecture, 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) 7000 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
Website https://kadk.dk/en/programme/political-architecture-critical-sustainability

Description

Political Architecture is our primary object and concern – a question and a statement in one. If politics pertains to the guidance and advancement of resources and forces in society, political architecture builds on an awareness of architecture complicit with politics – that is, its more or less directly designated role in political regulations of society and social life. Yet what architecture can do reaches beyond deliberate politics. Specifically, we ask what architecture does and can do in regions on the planet where critical attention toward matters of societal resilience and development are more urgent than elsewhere. Thus, Critical Sustainability recognizes an urgent political task: to question the currently prevailing doctrines of architectural sustainability and to develop intellectually probing and architecturally daring alternatives.


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 1908 E-mail: ma-admission@kadk.dk   

About the Degree

Education at PA:CS is structured after the yearly cycle. The defining event is the fieldwork expedition, which for each year targets a new destination and lasts for approx. three weeks, usually in October-November. Students’ project work focuses for the rest of the year on a particular site discovered during fieldwork.

Admission    

Applicants with a bachelor degree in architecture or architectural studies from a nationally recognised school of architecture are eligible for admission.

In addition, there is a minimum English language requirement for admission.

Prospective students should also be aware that language skills are expected at a level where you are able to read academic literature and engage freely in conversations in English.

For more information about admission, see here.

Tuition

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: https://kadk.dk/en

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

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

Copenhagen

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Spatial Design

Spatial 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) 6000 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
Website https://kadk.dk/en/programme/spatial-design-0

Description

The focus of the programme is the human scale and perception of space. Nationally and internationally, there is a demand for architects and designers who master the design of architectural details as part of the articulation of harmonious and atmospheric spaces.

Spatial Design is a new and growing field that investigates the mutual relations between physical and social spaces, including Spatial Organisation, Interior Design and Microarchitecture. Students work with architectural projects on a human scale that relate to subjects of relevance to society and social issues.

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 1908, E-mail: ma-admission@kadk.dk  

Admission    

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.

For more information about admission, see here.

Tuition

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: https://kadk.dk/en

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

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

Copenhagen

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Spatial Design

Spatial Design

Master (2 years) of Architecture, 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) 7000 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
Website https://kadk.dk/en/programme/spatial-design-0

Description

The focus of the programme is the human scale and perception of space. Nationally and internationally, there is a demand for architects and designers who master the design of architectural details as part of the articulation of harmonious and atmospheric spaces.

Spatial Design is a new and growing field that investigates the mutual relations between physical and social spaces, including Spatial Organisation, Interior Design and Microarchitecture. Students work with architectural projects on a human scale that relate to subjects of relevance to society and social issues.

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 1908 E-mail: ma-admission@kadk.dk

About the Degree

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

Admission    

Applicants with a bachelor degree in architecture or architectural studies from a nationally recognised school of architecture are eligible for admission.

In addition, there is a minimum English language requirement for admission.

For more information about admission, see here.

Tuition

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: https://kadk.dk/en

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

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

Copenhagen

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Urbanism and Societal Change

Urbanism and Societal Change

Master (2 years) of Architecture, 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) 7000 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
Website https://kadk.dk/en/programme/urbanism-and-societal-change

Description

The programme Urbanism and Societal Change is based upon the ambitions a) to embed the architectural/urban project within the dynamic conditions of contemporary society, b) to couple research and design within the project process, and c) to train future architects as leading actors in the sustainable development of the built environment.

Profound societal transformations, ranging from economic to demographic shifts, and altered resource availability to climatic change indicate that we can no longer expect the future conditions of the discipline to be an extrapolation of the past. These emerging conditions challenge conventional understandings of urban spatial organization and the role of the architect and planner. In this context the capacity of architects to identify, understand and respond to these new conditions affecting the discipline becomes increasingly crucial.


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 1908,  E-mail: ma-admission@kadk.dk  


About the Degree

The course is structured by four independent, yet mutually informing semesters. Each semester will be organized around the theme of a particular societal transformation, with an associated set of courses, lectures, and assignments.

Each theme articulates a starting point for the exploration of a wider and complex set of interrelated phenomena. 

Admission    

Applicants with a bachelor degree in architecture or architectural studies from a nationally recognised school of architecture are eligible for admission.

In addition, there is a minimum English language requirement for admission.

For more information about admission, see here.

Tuition

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: https://kadk.dk/en

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

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

Copenhagen

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Visual Game and Media Design

Visual Game and Media 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) 6000 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
Website https://kadk.dk/en/programme/visual-game-and-media-design

Description

Visual Game and Media Design is an intensive two-year programme for students wishing to do creative work in game design, visual media, and beyond. During the programme, you will continually combine the hands-on creation of digital games, animations, motion graphics and visual designs with innovative conceptual approaches to game design and storyworld design.

The programme teaches idea-generation, creative process, business models, and how to involve clients and users within both the game industry, in visual entertainment, storytelling, animation and motion graphics.

Students will also learn to apply game, visual, and narrative perspectives to new areas such as strategic design, service design and experience design.


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 1908 E-mail: ma-admission@kadk.dk  

Admission    

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.

For more information about admission, see here.

Tuition

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: https://kadk.dk/en

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

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

Copenhagen

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