Umeå Institute of Design operates within the Faculty of Science
and Technology at the University of Umeå. Five academic programmes
within the school focusing exclusively on industrial design and
related specialisations, are run by the Institute.
The Institute offers a three-year industrial design
programme leading to a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree worth 180
ECTS-credits. The programme aims to give a broad basis and a
general competence in handling a range of design problems within
many different product areas. The programme is run in Swedish and
has no tuition fees. Only open for students from Sweden, Denmark,
Finland, Norway and Iceland.
The Institute of Design offers three internationally oriented
and specialised two-year programmes leading to Master of Fine Arts
degrees worth 120 ECTS-credits. The 3 disciplines are:
The master programmes are run in English and are open to
As one of very few design schools in Sweden, Umeå Institute of
Design provides a Ph.D. programme in Industrial Design, focusing on
understanding, improving, and augmenting the field of industrial
design by high-quality research, impacting and strengthening
education, industry, as well as academia.