About the Design Education

The Design Education at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design is higher education, consisting of an Bachelor and Master programme. The programme prepares you to work on design in a practice-oriented, scientific and artistic way. Here, the artistic, research-based and commercially-oriented aspects come together in a broad spectrum of programmes covering the fields of visual communication, game design, production design, textile and clothing, furniture design and spatial design, industrial design, and glass and ceramic design.

With our staff of professionals and our strong links with industry, we educate talented graduates, who can lead and develop the design industries, pass on knowledge and contribute to a global society through critical thinking and engage in a wide range of private and public partnerships, which help to shape society.

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The world as workplace

A design education provides you with the chance to work in a range of specialist areas. We wish to play a leading role in relation to the development of Denmark as a design society, in which design skills are widely deployed in both the public and private sectors. We also wish to make a contribution to the world around us with commitment, critical thinking, analysis and the design of both products and services.

An increasing number of industries need designers to show new ways of doing things and to think innovatively. This provides you with a wealth of challenges and opportunities in terms of working as a designer. You can start a professional career in the world of design, the corporate world or the public sector.

Graduates from the School of Design find jobs in a wide range of areas, in which design, innovation, research and innovation play a role: e.g. in major companies, an established design firm, web or media companies, the film, TV and games industry, in the advertising industry, production companies or in communications and design consultancy. Others come up with entirely new forms of jobs for companies, think tanks and new networks.

Intensive educational programmes

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design offers eight bachelor programmes and twelve master programmes. You enrol in an bachelor  programme, which you follow throughout your education. We provide intensive specialisation, enabling you to build up an educational profile, which matches both your expectations and those of the industry.

The programme you follow is based in a institute, which becomes your home base for your bachelor and master courses. Here, at the drawing board, in the workshop and in project teaching, you enjoy close contact with teachers, researchers, international guest lecturers, and mentors and inspiring practitioners.