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|Application deadline:||Non EEA January 15; EEA April 15|
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|Start date:||September 2013|
|Credits:|| 120 ECTS |
|Duration full-time:||24 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
Imagine a design specialization where the focus is on the perspective of a child: On childrens play, pedagogy, development, culture, health and above all on the tools of play. On the participation and inlfuence of childen and youth on society. Imagine a design specialization that utilizes the great existing bank of knowledge that has been accumulated in Sweden, in such areas as play, health care, education and communication. In the Fall of 2009 this vision became a reality at HDK- School of Design and Crafts, Universtiy of Gothenburg, with the introduction of the Child Culture Design Programme, CCD, a design programme unlike any other.
Sweden is best in the world when it comes to children.
According to Unicef, the UN organisation for childrens rights, Sweden is the only country in the world meeting all the demands on the Unicef 10-point list. The distinguished child competence that Sweden has is a unique platform for future development. In this development design plays an important role. Child Culture Design is a design programme that welcomes you, whether your interest is in products, architecture, visual communication, and/or interaction design.
The central activity in childrens lives is play.
It is specific, creative and all-absorbing. Child Culture Design takes knowledge about play as its starting point, which involves devising an educational training scheme in which we take play seriously.
CCD has no equivalent anywhere else in the world.
By focusing on childrens play along with childrens perspectives and special requirements, we are bringing into being a design specialization that has no equivalent anywhere else in the world. Related programmes to be found internationally focus without exception on products.
In Child Culture Design you will make use of your practical and theoretical knowledge and skills through the framework of set courses and projects. Such projects will be carried out in cooperation with external partners and range over various fields such as: environments for children, artifacts within these environments, tools of play, interactive objects, outdoor play equipment, children's books and new media.
A main aspect of this programme is to train students to apply and translate cross-disciplinary knowledge and research to design projects. The main language of the programme is English.
After completing the programme you will be qualified to work as a designer specializing in fields such as product desing, interior design and graphic design. You will also have a specialized competence to work with play, child culture and child perspective. The programme also qualifies you to apply for further post-graduate studies.
The development of Child Culture Design is being actualised with support from the KK Foundation. It will be carried out in cooperation with:
BRIO, Träcentrum in Nässjö, HAGS, Ergonomidesign, Astrid Lindgrens World, Halmstad University, Kalmar University, Centre for the Studies of Children's Culture at Stockholm University, Ågrenska Foundation, Röhsska Museum.
A major part of the specialization is concerned with putting knowledge and research on child culture into practice in design projects. Which questions will turn up on tomorrows design agenda? Our hopes of a sustainable society should permeate everything we do. This is not only of relevance for ecological issues but also in matters concerning equality, ethics, economy and justice.
The aim of the specialization is to give you advanced knowledge about creative processes and the possibility of forming your own clearly defined attitude to the subject of design. You will simultaneously be provided with specialist qualifications for focusing on childrens perspectives. On childrens and young peoples participation and influence in society. On childrens play, learning, development, culture and health, and above all on the tools of play.
A major element of Child Culture Design involves meetings with different kinds of competence. You will be training your practical and theoretical capabilities within the entire range of courses and projects. These will be carried out in cooperation with external partners and extend over areas like for example the shaping of environments where children spend their time, the products of these environments, toys, interactive items, outdoor playthings, childrens books and new media.
The specialization will take as its starting point each students individual goals and begin with an introductory course where you may get to know the school along with the methods and requirements of Child Culture Design.
Theory and practice are sandwiched during the period of study and opportunities are provided for projects formulated by you as well as directed projects, in cooperation with trade and industry and society.
The programme is carried out through projects, lectures, seminars, workshops, thematic work and your own individual work. There are opportunities for practical experience and international exchange studies.
* DEMCD1 The Construction of Childhood
* DEMCD2 Play, Perception and Culture
* DEMCD3 Children and Society
* DEMCD4 Degree Project Preparation
* DEMCD5 Master Degree Project
You are eligible to the programme if you have a Bachelors degree in Design and English B level or English proficiency equivalent to:
* IELTS 6.5 no part under 5.5 or
* TOEFL paper-based score 4,5 (scale 1-6) in written test, 575 p or
* TOEFL internet-based score of 20 (scale 0-30) in written test, total score of 90
This requierement does not apply to students with a BA degree from an English speaking university or to students having passed English level B at Swedish/Nordic Upper Secondary School.
|TOEFL paper-based test score:||575|
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