Orientation and Language Studies
|Introduction to Studies and Computer Literacy||5|
|Professional Swedish and English||5|
|Drawing and Painting||5|
|Life Drawing and Painting||5|
|Colour Perception and Composition||5|
|Photography and Portfolio||5|
Common Studies in Design
|Theories of Design and the Law of Copyright||5|
|History of Art and Design||5|
|Forecasting the Future and International Design Field||5|
|Research Methodology and Writing||5|
|Marketing and Entrepreneurship in Design Field||5|
Studies in Industrial Design
Theoretical Studies in Industrial Design
|Design and Product Development Process||5|
|Material and Manufacturing Technology||10|
|Ergonomics and Usability Design||10|
|Conceptual Product and Service Design||5|
CAD and Visualization Studies in Industrial Design
|Design and Sculpture||5|
|CAD/ 2D I||5|
|CAD/ 3D I||5|
|CAD/ 3D II||5|
Industrial Design and Business
|Trends and Brand Strategies||5|
|Strategic Design and Design Leadership||5|
Project Studies in Industrial Design
|Project I Production Design||10|
|Project II Product Development||10|
|Project III Business||10|
(Select 15 ECTS)
|Practical Training I||15|
|Practical Training II||15|
|Bachelor's Thesis and Maturity Test||15|
|ECTS credits per period / semester / academic year||20||30||20||50||10||10||15||15||15||5||20||30||5||5||5||5||7.5||7.5||7.5||7.5||7.5||7.5||2.5||2.5||10||10||15||15|
Due to the timing of optional and elective courses, credit accumulation per semester / academic year may vary.
The studies in industrial design focus on professionally crucial contents with respect to information and skills, such as analytically observing the environment, communication skills in design, three dimensional giving form, user-centered problem solving, concept design, service design, material and manufacturing technology, and product development. When designing, the following aspects merge: being user-centered, the point of view of production and business. The studies include creating user-centered concepts out of products and services, visualizing, 3D rendering, building models, using materials and user innovations for creating products, multi-disciplinary product development projects and internships.
The curriculum of the Degree Program in Design is a knowledge-based. It is divided into the studies of the University of Applied Sciences, core requirement studies of the degree program and professional studies. The professional studies include courses in e.g. interior architecture, textile design and industrial design. The professional orientation is selected at the application stage. The professional studies also entail collaboration projects with business and industry. In addition, the studies consist of a work placement, elective studies and finally the Bachelor’s thesis.
The curriculum has been developed in co-operation with partners in business and industry and the students to meet the future requirements in the field of design and to incorporate comprehensive design thinking and its use in multi-disciplinary collaboration. The curriculum is based on the following aspects: mastering design, production, design process, visual arts as well as developing skills in service design and building one´s professional identity.
Mastering the development, production and design process is the aim of these studies. The graduating student will also be an expert of the visual arts and know how to build their own professional identity.
The Degree Program in Design gives wide-ranging abilities to work as a designer and versatile specialist in different tasks in the field of design.