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Digital Fabrication: technology, craft and theory

  • Number of credits 7.5 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2018

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About the course

In this course, key phenomena and concepts in the field of digital fabrication are introduced and analyzed. The course deals with digital fabrication based on three overlapping perspectives: technology, crafts, and theory. The technological perspective highlights the technologies, concepts and processes that enable digital fabrication (including additive and subtractive manufacturing, CAD/CAM). The craft perspective puts emphasis on the various craftmanship abilities that are expressed in digital fabrication practices in seeking to transform an idea into a tangible prototype. The theory-focused perspective implies an appreciative feature of the course in which digital fabrication is discussed in terms of what changes digital fabrication can entail for organizations.


Application and eligibility

Digital Fabrication: technology, craft and theory, 7.5 hp

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Autumn Term 2018 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


Lectures begin on week starting 5 November 2018


Lectures end during the week of 14 January 2019

Study location




Type of studies

Daytime, 50%

Required Knowledge

Admission to the course requires 90 ECTS from an internationally recognised university in one of the following subjects; Engineering, Design, Architecture, Informatics, Business administration, Economics or equivalent studies. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B/6.



Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code



Application deadline was 16 April 2018. Please note: This second application round is intended only for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens. Submit a late application at

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

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