About the School of Design

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design wishes to be a leading global school of design, and talent hub, in which Danish design traditions are developed and disseminated with a focus on high professionalism and sustainability.

The School of Design

Every year we educate a wide range of design graduates and produce new knowledge for the international community in the fields of visual communication, games, production design, furniture, space, textiles, fashion and ceramic design, glass and industrial design. Our graduates develop knowledge and methods of working with artistic experimentation, research related development, and of making a contribution to society through collaborations with the world of business.

We take part in the world around us
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.

The strategy of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design
The ambition of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design is to develop its leading position in the fields of design education, research and artistic practice through a dynamic, integrated education and research environment, centred around “state-of-the-art” workshops, leading professional design environments, internationally oriented research groups and close relationships with the profession.

Graduates from the School of Design should be characterised by their unique combination of academic, artistic and practical approaches to design and process facilitation. Skills are taught through problem-oriented projects and a wide variety of design methods. In the coming years, the School of Design wishes to enhance the artistic and design-related foundation of the education it provides. This will be implemented by more controlled courses of study, which unleash the students’ creativity and artistic sensibility, while enhancing graduates’ interdisciplinary skills.





KADK unites three fields of knowledge: academic research, artistic research and professional practice as three different ways to discover, invent and create.