Since Umeå Institute of Design opened in 1989, the school
has gained a reputation as a dynamic environment with exceptional
possibilities for creative studies.
The Institute is located at the heart of Umeå Arts Campus and is
housed in a carefully renovated industrial building by the Umeälven
side (the Umeå river), close to the city centre.
The building is characterized by its large spaces and light
atmosphere. Well equipped workshops are provided for woodwork, metal, plastic, clay modelling, assembly and
The computer labs and
studios, which are managed by the school's Computer Services,
provide qualified facilities for students and researchers. The
computer labs are also connected through a network to an advanced
NC milling machine, laser engraving machines
prototyping run by the school´s technical workshop
The facilities are also equipped with a wireless network. High
resolution scanning and printing equipment, servers, DVD-recorders,
digital cameras and video equipment are also available.
A project studio is
available for presentations and exhibitions. Additional facilities
includes a photo studio, art studio, library, meeting & seminar rooms and an
auditorium with 120 seats. At the Institute there is also a typical
Swedish sauna and a student kitchen.
Students have their own personal workspace in an open studio
environment, where a desk, chair, bookshelf, and internet
access is available. Students have all-day access to the school
seven days a week throughout the entire year.