The master`s programme is an opportunity for specialisation with a time frame that allows for experimentation, trial and error, and change of standpoint. Each student applies to the programme with a project and are thus their own source and main instrument. The main focus of the programme is development of the master’s project, which is a major, independent project. Students choose a specialisation within one of the areas of study at the Department of Design.
Specialisation involves investigating, experimenting and combining fragments and raw materials as a basis for design processes that are expressed in visions and concepts. Master`s students must strike a balance between their own perspectives and others’ views, general considerations and their own goals, and the world as it is today and future needs.
The master`s programme integrates theory and practice, with emphasis on the relationship between design as a creative practice and design as a theoretical subject. Research through design requires interaction and synergies between different working methods and approaches, as well as between own creative work and critical reflection.