UNIVERSITY OF BERGEN

Master's Programme in Design

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.

Application deadline
  • Applicants from EU/EEA/EFTA: 1 February
  • Applicants from outside of the EU/EEA/EFTA: 1 February
Tuition No tuition fee
Degree level Master, 2 years
City Bergen
Credits 120.0
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