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Design for People

Master (2 years) of Industrial Design, Communication Design, Fashion Design, Textiles, 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) 13000 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


Social inclusion or social design has been a main priority for Design School Kolding for many years, and we focus a great deal of our teaching and our research and development activities on how to improve social conditions and create value. We regard design as a mediator for meaningful interaction between people, between people and new technology, and between people and the wider community. Based on a design oriented approach that promotes dialogue, the Programme applies diverse design methodologies with a strong focus on users. This approach enables you to create new products, services and systems that are profitable and enhance human interaction and foster meaningful societal relations.
  • User Studies and Experience 
  • Interaction Design 
  • Service Design 
  • Organisational Culture
  • Human technology

Design for People reinforces and challenges the fields of industrial design, fashion design, textile design, accessory design and communication design. When you apply for the programme, you will therefore be asked to state your preferred main design discipline.

The curriculum can be found here

Career Opportunities  

Design processes and design methodology can make a difference in all areas of society, so with a design degree a world of opportunities awaits you. Depending on your speciality, you can choose to work with e.g. fashion, jewellery, shoes, interior or graphic design, and perhaps you will be able to get a job at e.g. Ecco, LEGO or Kopenhagen Fur, which are some of Design School Kolding’s regular collaboration partners. In addition, your training gives you a variety of general competences that can also get you a job in areas that you do not usually associate with design, for instance health care, local government, etc.


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 if attached; you can also submit a link to your online portfolio)
  • CV
  • Transcript of records
  • BA certificate
  • Copy of your passport if you are not Danish
Please note that we might contact you to request a follow-up interview on Skype.

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
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

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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