In Ceramic Design we work with ceramics in a broad sense. From one-offs, serial production and objects for everyday use on a small scale to larger designs and productions that contribute to complete solutions, for example with regard to noise reduction, building construction and climate solutions.
Over a period of several years, glass and ceramics has developed to supplement the traditional emphasis on one-offs with experimental work on concepts that reach far into the field of craft as well as new industrial processes. Ceramic Design lets you work with high-quality glass and ceramics and explore, test and add new perspectives to the understanding of the field.
We work with experimentation and innovation, and our education and research activities are carried out with an eye for both form and business. Today, Ceramics and Glass Design is about understanding materials – from plaster moulds to full-scale solutions where materials are challenged and encounter new technological possibilities.
About the programme
After the first year of the basic programme, you have considerable freedom to select and combine modules to achieve a high degree of specialization or your own unique professional profile. We enable you to work in a professional, independent and experimental manner. Your studies take place in dialogue with companies and other professions where you help place glass and ceramics in new contexts. Cooperation with companies and work placement let you gain experience with contributing to large-scale industrial solutions and new experiments.
The programme gives you insight into the properties and uses of materials, processes, and techniques as well as cultural meaning and tradition. You gain knowledge about technology for producing prototypes and finished design solutions, and in the process you work with testing materials and forms and with 2D and 3D visualization.
You work closely with other students and, during projects, also with companies and organizations. You acquire knowledge and tools for working professionally with product design, concept development and recent research findings, learning to relate your products to the world around you. We put an emphasis on your ability to communicate your projects, their visual expression, and perspectives pertaining to production and business.
In the advanced programme you can immerse yourself in, for example, industrial production, architectural ceramics or one-off production or put together your own unique combination across the school’s areas of specialization. As a student you also have access to the school’s facilities at The School of Design, Bornholm, which is part of your everyday activities at the school’s Centre for Glass and Ceramics.