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Kolding School of Design

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Design School Kolding

Teaching at Design School Kolding (DSKD) 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. DSKD’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.

What you can study here

Industrial Design


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.


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:
  • Application form
  • BA certificate
  • CV and motivated application
  • Portfolio (maximum A3 format)
  • English language test certificate, if required
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 [your institution] directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


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
 Home assignment and portfolioAfter you have submitted your KOT application, the next step is to prepare a home assignment and submit it along with your portfolio.
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Where you will study
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Design School Kolding
Aagade 10
DK-6000 Kolding

Study programmes

Head of International Office: Anette Flinck, / +45 4021 1100

Head of Student Administration:
Birgitte Bjerrum Hjerrild, / +45 7630 1142