Design School Kolding

Design School Kolding differs from traditional universities in that the intake is based on talent. We develop and cherish talent, and challenge it by teaching students to reflect on their own process and how to cooperate through projects drawn from a specific user context – often in collaboration with the business community.

Design School Kolding has university status and provides a framework for a number of recognised researchers in a young field of research as well as an increasing output of PhD projects. At the same time, we know the importance of putting design into practice and therefore prioritise good workshop facilities where students can work with their material 1:1. It is important to the school that its in-house teachers practice what they teach and make use of a large number of guest teachers to ensure inspiration from professional practice.

Higher education: Design School Kolding has just short of 380 active students and a number of PhD students, including industrial PhD students. Every year, the school admits around 90 new students. In addition, the school offers a Master’s programme in design management in collaboration with the University of Southern Denmark.

Head of School

Rector Elsebeth Gerner Nielsen

Courses Overview: Undergraduate and Postgraduate

Bachelor Level Programs
BA in Fashion 
BA in Textiles 
BA in Accessory 
BA in Industrial Design 
BA in Communication Design 
Master Level Programs
MA in Fashion 
MA in Textiles 
MA in Accessory (in 2017) 
MA in Industrial Design 
MA in Communication Design 
MA in Design Management, joint degree with SDU, University of Southern Denmark 

Life in Kolding

Kolding is a design city. Not in name only. Just look at Design Map Kolding; a map of a city filled with design institutions ranging from the international branding initiative, Danish Design & Architecture Initiative, to educational institutions, design museums, innovation houses, and not least a local government that wants design. Literally, Kolding is putting design on the map; with Design School Kolding at the centre.

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