New diploma course in Design Management is positively accredited

Education and students

KADK’s new post-graduate venture, the diploma course in Design Management, has just been positively accredited by the Danish Accreditation Institution. This means that the diploma course in Design Management meets the high quality criteria expected of educational courses in Denmark.

In spring 2015 KADK launched a new diploma course in Design Management in cooperation with Design Denmark, UCC and INDEX: Design to Improve Life. 2015 witnessed intense efforts to get the new diploma course approved by the Danish Accreditation Institution.

“I am delighted that the diploma course in Design Management has been positively accredited,” says Ida Engholm, head of the diploma course. “It is a seal of approval, which means that we have created a course that gives participants great value and that it meets the quality requirements expected of diploma courses both in Denmark and abroad. We look forward to welcoming the second year group to the two modules in design-based process facilitation, starting in March 2016.”

The diploma course in Design Management is the first course at KADK to be accredited under the new Accreditation Act.

The diploma course crosses design methods with familiar professional disciplines
The diploma course in Design Management is a brand new interdisciplinary course of study for the likes of designers, consultants and teachers. Through the course’s 6 modules, students are taught to use design methods to facilitate innovative processes or to create learning procedures that involve users and guarantee common goals and results. With its link to design methods, the new diploma course in Design Management provides a completely new perspective on classic disciplines such as project management and process facilitation. Read more about the next modules in design-based process facilitation.

KADK focuses on learning throughout one’s entire working life
The diploma course in Design Management is part of KADK’s strategy to develop new post-graduate provisions for industries related to KADK, private companies and freelancers. There are ever-growing demands for increased innovation and creativity in Danish companies, so KADK’s goal is to become a first choice, when companies would like to provide their employees with a boost to their skills.

“We have strong research and teaching environments and unique amenities, which make us particularly attractive for companies and training environments, which work on innovation, teaching and process and product development,” says Svend Lawaetz, Pro Rector. “So we are delighted with the positive accreditation of the diploma course and believe that we can use the positive experience from this process to continue work on post-graduate and continuing education.”

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