Bachelor's programme in Design
Do you want to play an important role in the development of a sustainable society? The degree programmes in design at HDK-Valand unite critical thinking with artistic skill. Completion of the programme will give you the broad set of skills you need to create a path of your own that is not limited to a traditional career in graphic design, interior design, product design or industrial design.
The heart of the design field is the process – how one takes on an assignment, plans the work, and delivers on the project to achieve the objectives that have been established for it. Each phase has its own specific questions and methods, and our programmes train you in developing problem statements and working processes by giving you assignments that grow increasingly complex and demanding in terms of execution and results with each academic term.
At HDK-Valand, the artistic part of the design process – the work with developing the ideas and the design – is built on a fine arts foundation. That could mean disrupting patterns, finding opportunities in the impossible, questioning assumptions and turning the expected on its head.
Communication affects all of us. That’s why it’s important to understand and master the art of communication on a more fundamental level. We give emphasis to training you in written, oral and visual presentation skills.
Regardless of what design field you choose, they all share a common core of creative problem solving. In almost every course, you’ll work together with students from other design concentrations, giving you insight into the conditions for all the different fields of design.
NOTE! The programme is conducted in Swedish, except for semesters when exchange students attends. Applicants who wish to attend the full programme must be proficient in Swedish or another Scandinavian language and be able to demonstrate this through either grades or a Swedish test for higher education. The full programme description and information about how to apply may be found on the Swedish site.
Are you a student at one of our partner universities and want to study for a term as an exchange student? Read more about how and when you can apply here.