Swedish name: Masterprogrammet i avancerad produktdesign
This programme syllabus is valid: HT21 and until further notice
Programme syllabus for programmes starting HT21
Programme code: DAAPM
Credit points: 120
Registration number: 514-926-07
Responsible faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Established by: Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 2014-06-18
Revised by: Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 2021-03-02
A Bachelor's degree or equivalent first-cycle qualification comprising of at least 180 ECTS or a corresponding qualification from an internationally recognized university. Specific entry requirements are: 60 ECTS credits in the field of Design + Portfolio. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B/6.
After completing the study programme, a student who has applied for a degree can obtain a Degree of Master of Fine Arts (120 credits) in accordance with the local qualification descriptor established by the Vice-Chancellor (see Umeå University's website).
In Swedish, Degree of Master of Fine Arts (120 credits) is called Konstnärlig masterexamen. The degree is awarded in the main field of study (Industrial Design) with specialisation in Advanced Product Design.
The education is at an advanced level (second cycle). The aims for second-cycle courses and study programmes are set out in the Higher Education Act, Chapter 1 Section 9.
The national aims for qualification are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance's Annex 2.
Knowledge and understanding
For a Degree of Master of Fine Arts (120 credits) the student shall
General objective for Degree of Master of Fine Arts (120 credits) in Industrial Design at Umeå University
A student who has completed a Master's Programme of Fine Arts in Industrial Design shall:
Each syllabus sets out the examination formats used in each individual course.
Each syllabus sets out the grades used in the course.
A student who believes to have gained knowledge from previous relevant studies or professional experience that may be equivalent to a course or part of a course in the programme can apply for transfer of credits. Granting a transfer of credits means that the student will not have to study the parts of the programme included in the decision. Information on transfer of credits is available on Umeå University's website.
The programme is divided into four terms. The first term focuses on form studies, user studies, design methodology, and 3D-modelling computer skills. The second term focuses on product analyses and strategic design. The third term focuses on conceptual product solutions, storytelling, and visualisation in dynamic media. The fourth term is dedicated to the degree project. All teaching is in English.
Compulsory courses are courses that all students enrolled in the programme normally study. A student enrolled in the study programme is guaranteed a seat in all compulsory courses, provided that the entry requirements for the course in question are met. Entry requirements are set out in each respective course syllabus.
5ID223 Introduction course, APD, 7.5 credits
5ID208 Sound in Industrial Design, 7.5 credits
5ID217 Creative reflections on product design, 7.5 credits
Advanced computing and visualisation:
5ID229: CAID - Advanced level, step 1, 3 credits
5ID230: CAID - Advanced level, step 2, 4.5 credits
5ID213: Visual Storytelling in Industrial Design, 7.5 credits
5ID209: Product Analysis and Construction, 7.5 credits
Thesis work with focus on Advanced Product Design:
5ID224: Project 1: Methodology in Product Design, 15 credits
5ID210: Project 2: Strategic Product Design, 15 credits
5ID218: Conceptual Product Solutions, 15 credits
|5ID229, 5ID230 |
CAID step 1 and step 2
Project 1: Methodology in Product Design
Sound in Industrial Design
Product Analysis and Construction
Project 2: Strategic Product Design
Visual Storytelling in Industrial Design
Conceptual Product Solutions
Creative Reflections on Product Design,
Degree Project and examination
Information on deferment of studies is available on Umeå University's website
Information on approved leave from studies is available on Umeå University's website.
A student who leaves the programme shall notify the programme director of the discontinuation. Information on discontinuation is available on Umeå University's website.
Selection is based on the applicant's portfolio and, if applicable, final interview. For general rules on the selection process, please see the university's admission regulations: