About the Institute

We offer four graduate programs, one of which is also open to students of architecture, and two undergraduate programs, together with cross-curricular elements, including KADK’s PhD school.

KADK Visuelt Design

The vision of the Institute

The Institute of Visual Design provides a setting for one of Europe’s leading educational, research and development environments in the fields of visual communication and cross-media design.

We regard the wide scope of the Institute as a major strength in terms of tackling the challenges posed by the society that surrounds us. The Institute challenges the way we think about visual communication and experience design. The visual media are constantly changing, so development processes, user interfaces and content must keep pace. Teaching, research and practice are closely linked, and studies aim to train designers, who can enrich society, professions and industries. Graduates combine technical, artistic and academic skills, including critical thinking, in holistic solutions, which strive to set new standards.

The Institute wishes to attract the best students, teachers, practitioners and researchers and, through an inspiring and highly professional educational environment, to develop knowledge and skills. This is done in collaboration with national and international partners from the areas of research, business and artistic practice.

Interview with head of institute Tine Kjølsen

Interview with head of institute Tine Kjølsen

"The students trained to ask critical questions and propose relevant design solutions. And they become a part of one big design family, which draws on a global network, but also nurtures local relations".