Many countries are now facing a population with an increasing number of elderly asking for products to improve their quality of life. This growing number of elderly and people with disabilities constitute an interesting potential market for many companies. The international programme in Design for all gives you the knowledge required to understand how to meet their demands for user-friendly design. The programme also gives you a solid foundation for research in the field of industrial design.
To quickly be able to understand and create solutions for the consumers ever changing needs have become a sought-after skill and through this programme you will have the opportunity to develop your abilities in this area.
The programme puts emphasis on different methods to include the user in the design process. You will be able to increase your knowledge of the needs of elderly and people with different types of disabilities. The aim is to find a way to consider individual needs when it comes to social, psychological and physical abilities by using methods of design inspired by human diversity.
By investigating the effect of different design solutions have on the users individual psychological and physical experiences you will be able to develop an artistic and passionate approach to design.
The programme also gives special attention to what effect different design solutions have on the environment.
The programme has a close collaboration with the industry, disability organizations and the public sector. The programme will give you a solid foundation to continue on to research in the field of industrial design.
Industrial Design MA:
After having completed the programme you will be able to work with:
- Designing products, environments, different kinds of aids and services
- Needs and development projects of a research nature in the field of design for all
Specialists in this field have excellent chances to find a job at a large-scale enterprise or design office, start up their own consulting firm or to teach.
Degree of Master of Arts/Science (120 credits)
Masterexamen med huvudområdet industridesign, translated into Master of Arts (120 credits) with a major in Industrial Design.
Degree of Bachelor in Industrial Design, or Degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering, of at least 180 Credits, or equivalent, with at least 60 Credits (60 ECTS) in Industrial Design. Successful completion of the work sample.
English course A from Swedish Upper Secondary School (Gymnasium) or equivalent. This can be proven by for example the following international tests:
- TOEFL with a minimum score of 530 on a paper based test and not below 4.0 on the TWE
- TOEFL with a minimum score of 72 on internet based test and not below 17 on the TWE
- IELTS Academic Training with a minimum overall score of 5.5 and a minimum score on the specific parts of at least 5.0.
MIU-22211: The selection process from those who meet the entry requirements is based on the results of the work sample. The work sample has two components; one which tests the artistic ability, and one which tests the ability to adopt a scientific and analytic approach. Part of the sample is a home assignment, sent out for the applicant to solve, and part of the work sample consists of the applicants portfolio. All of the work should be submitted digitally via e-mail.
To apply, visit www.universityadmissions.se and send your portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org, preferably as a PDF-file. When your portfolio and online application is received, the home assignment is e-mailed as a PDF-file. Send other documents verifying general and specific entry requirements (transcripts etc.) to Antagningen, 833 82 STRÖMSUND, SWEDEN.
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Mid Sweden University Tuition fee Scholarship
For high performing students applying to a study programme at Mid Sweden University starting spring term 2013, we will offer a number of scholarship which will result in a fee waiver of the tuition fee with 70 000 SEK.
Swedish Institute scholarships
The Swedish Institute, a government agency, administers scholarships for students and researchers coming to Sweden to pursue their objectives at a Swedish university. Other organizations, both Swedish and foreign, also sponsor scholarships for foreign students in Sweden. The number of available scholarships varies from year to year, and competition is keen. For more information regarding scholarship please visit the web site of the Swedish Institute www.studyinsweden.se
Also visit the Global Grant website for information about scholarships at www.globalgrant.com
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