About the Master's Programme in Design
Image above: The MA exhibition in Design 2019. Photo: Bjarte Bjørkum
The Master’s Programme in Design is an interdisciplinary study programme that allows design students to immerse themselves more deeply in a self-chosen topic.
Your application for the MA programme consists of a description of your future master’s project at the department. This consists of a more extensive, independent and experimental design project you will work with throughout the two years until your final exam.
An essential part of the MA curriculum is based on professional dialogue and discussions with other design students and tutors. You will also be introduced to new and stimulating professional meeting places, and you will often work across established professional boundaries.
Your daily life as an MA student consists of independent work and work in smaller groups, lectures, courses and workshops. The Department of Design admits a small group of master’s students every year, allowing for close contact between academic staff and students.
Periodically, you will present your project orally and in writing, and learn how to convincingly talk and write about your work. Exhibitions will be held in connection with semester assessments. Here you will also have the opportunity to develop your skills in visual and oral communication.
Your studies will allow you to explore the role of designer. You will also gain important experience in what creates momentum and brings creativity to project collaborations with other designers and design users. This helps you lay the foundation for managing larger design projects.
Our Master’s Programme in Design has an international profile. The language of instruction is English and the student body is composed of different nationalities. As a master’s student you have a good chance of entering an exchange student programme, also to institutions abroad. Since the exchange programme is an integrated part of your studies, you will not be delayed in your study progress.
The study programme concludes with a larger public exhibition.