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|Application deadline:||Non EEA January 15; EEA April 15|
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|Start date:||September 2014|
|Credits:|| 120 ECTS |
|Duration full-time:||24 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
The long tradition of art education at HDK has contributed to making Swedish design world famous. Nowadays, HDK is also the home of contemporary, innovative design research which continues to build on Swedens long-standing commitment to social welfare. This is the foundation on which we have constructed our new design programme at the second cycle level. The programme was launched in September 2012.
The main focus of the programme is to further develop your creative and artistic skills by finding design solutions to complex and challenging issues, in particular where social implications are important. Practical projects, both individual and team projects, are at the core of your studies. The atmosphere of the programme is explorative and experimental.
You will be part of an on-going discussion with fellow students and teachers, critically investigating how artefacts communicate meaning through design and how users and other stakeholders make sense of artefacts. We will explore new and challenging ideas of how designers can work to promote solutions for a sustainable society in the future.
You will engage in current issues through public exhibition projects and you will frequently collaborate with external partners. The programme has a holistic approach to design and includes students from a range of design backgrounds, e.g. product design, industrial design, graphic design and interior design.
The language of instruction is English.
The first year starts with an introductory course (15 hec) that presents the key elements of the programme: design skills and the design process, critical reflection on meaning-making and the role of the designer. The second (15 hec) and third (7,5 hec) courses focus on how to communicate messages in public and provide you with basic knowledge and skills in exhibition design. The fourth course (15 hec) consists of an in-depth study of your own working methods in generating and visualizing design ideas. The fifth course (7,5 hec) focuses on the possibilities of designers to interact and intervene in society.
The second year starts with a long course (22,5 hec) that elaborates on the key elements of the first year. A short course follows (7,5 hec) that prepares you for the final graduation project. The final degree project is a course (30 hec) that runs through the whole of the last semester of the programme. Your graduation project will be shown in a public exhibition.
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|
|TOEFL iBT® test:||90|
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