The Advanced Product Design Programme provides the students with
professional tools, methods and a creative mindset to work with the
development and design of the best possible solution for a given
problem or identified design opportunity. We aim at identifying and
defining the problem before the conceptualization phase. Thus we
emphasize problem identification and definition as the basic
starting point in the design process.
The program is project-based and often carried out in
collaboration with industrial partners, research units or local
authorities. Most projects concern problems that the students
identify themselves, problems that have not already been solved
countless times by others. This implies less emphasis on trendy,
fashionable consumer products and more on professional products for
qualified users. This includes product areas such as the
medico-technical industry, design for the disabled, professional
tools and equipment, public services and equipment and a variety of
product applications for emerging technologies.
We support and encouraged our students, either individually or
in groups, to identify, define and document the parameters for a
solution or product design interlinked with people-centered
considerations, existing or new conceptually defined brand values,
and an intelligent use of technology.
Students who want to embark on the programme must have a basic
level of visualization skills and understanding of industrial
design. Through a string of practical skill-based and creative
courses and term projects, the students will be introduced to, and
adapt a creative way of working and thinking throughout their
International and Exchange Students
The teaching language is English and the course is open to
international students and exchange students. When exchange
students are accepted, they have been selected on equal terms as
our regular students starting the autumn term of the first study
Field of Activities
The Advanced Product Design Programme prepares students for work
as professional industrial designers. Many of our alumni are
frequently employed at international design consultancies and
in-house design departments in major corporations.
A degree of Master of Fine Arts. Main field of study:
Industrial Design. Specialization: Advanced Product Design.