The School of Design offers courses leading to the qualifications of a Bachelor's or a Master's degree in design. We accept students to the Master's programme once a year.
Here you'll find a guide to the application procedure and you'll find the latest MA-guide for you to download. The School of Design can offer you a full two year Master's Programme, taught in Danish and English.
NB We are making changes at our school at the moment which will affect the MA-programme with regard to form, substance and number of specilization areas. More information will be available on this page in December 2013/January 2014.
How to apply
The application process consists of two steps:
A: Application with portfolio submission
You apply to one of the school's eight areas of specialization:
- Ceramic Design
- Fashion Design
- Furniture and Spatial Design
- Game and Interaction Design
- Industrial Design
- Production Design
- Textile Design
- Visual Communication
You application is reviewed by lecturers from the area of specialization for which you are applying.
Your application must contain:
- An application form
- A porfolio (digital or hardcopy)
- A personal statement
- A CV
- A copy of you BA diploma with a full transcript
- Documentation of language proficiency in Danish or English (TOEFL/IELTS-test or Studieprøven, if applicable)
- A copy of your passport
Remember to include all required application materials.
Application deadline: NB March 1, 2014 at 12.00 noon
Applications received after March 1, 2014 will not be considered.
The application should be sent by post to:
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts,
Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation
School of Design
Att. Helle Bendsen
Philip de Langes Allé 10
DK-1435 Copenhagen K
We do not accept applications sent by email.
Application form: Will be uploaded in Dec 2013/Jan 2014.
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You can submit a hard-copy portfolio or a portfolio in digital form. If you choose to submit a hard-copy portfolio, it must not be larger than A3. A digital portfolio should be submitted on a CD/DVD.
We do not have specific requirements regarding the number of projects in your portfolio. Each project should be accompanied by short written texts. We suggest that you include process work that shows the development of the chosen idea. Your portfolio should be oriented to the area of specialization for which you are applying.
The portfolio will not be returned after the application process is finished.
Personal statement and CV:
A personal statement of max. 2 pages and a short CV listing education, relevant work experience, travels etc.
Applicants should hold a bachelor's degree in design or equivalent qualification.
If Danish, Norwegian, Swedish or English is not your native language or if you have not completed a BA-programme taught in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish or English, you must submit the results of either Studieprøven (studieprøve i dansk som fremmedsprog for voksne udlændinge) or a TOEFL or IELTS-test. Studieprøven must be passed in all four disciplines.
The minimum score for the IELTS-test is 6.5. For the TOEFL the minimum score is 90 in the internet-based exam and 575 in the paper-based exam.
The deadline for receiving the result of language test is 15 April 2014. If we receive the language test result after 15 April, you will not have the possibility of being selected for an interview and you cannot proceed in the application process.
We will inform the applicants who have been selected for an interview by mid/end April (by e-mail in week 17). The interviews take place end of April/beginning of May at The School of Design. Applicants who are based overseas may be offered an interview over Skype/telephone.
Applicants will be notified of the decisions by ultimo May at the latest.
Students from non EU/EEA countries are required to pay a tuition fee. In 2013 the tuition fee is 9600 euros per academic year.
There is no tuition fee for students from EU/EEA countries or students who have a permanent residence permit in Denmark or a temporary permit with possibility of obtaining permanent residence in Denmark.
The academic year is divided into two semesters of 5 months. The autumn semester begins in then end of August/beginning of September and runs until the end of January. The spring semester begins in the end of January/beginning of February and ends in the last week of June.
If you have questions, you are welcome to contact Helle Bendsen, email@example.com