The Master's programme in Advanced Product Design will make you into a skilled industrial design consultant able to design products and technical solutions for industry, institutions and public authorities. The education is international and more than 80 per cent of the students come from abroad. The programme is project-based and a major part of the project work is done in collaboration with external partners.
The Master's programme in Advanced Product Design develops your design competence and provides professional tools, methods and a creative mindset. During your education individual work is mixed with group work and supervised practical exercises. The programme integrates advanced form treatment, problem identification, analysis, creative and visualisation techniques with business oriented subjects such as strategic design and professional practice.
The curriculum is project-based and projects are carried out in collaboration with industries, research institutions, organisations and public authorities. Most projects concern problems that the students identify themselves, not problems that have already been solved countless times by other designers. The projects can adress anything from developing medical technology products and design for the disabled to design of public services and professional tools.
The programme is international and all instruction is conducted in English. About 75 per cent of the students come from abroad, for instance, from Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, France, England, Turkey, Spain, China and New Zeeland.
Our students become skilled at working with comprehensive holistic concepts as well as the small details of product design. Umeå Institute of Design is well renowned and the industry appreciates students from our school because the breadth of the education. Several well-known companies around the world have employed graduates from the Umeå Institute of Design.
After your degree you can continue to study at advanced level or pursue PhD studies.