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Inclusive Design - Health and Social Well-Being

Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice

Master On Campus
24 months
5350 EUR/year
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Inclusive Design-Health and Social Well Being programme at Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice  is a new programme of studies wich prepares its future graduates to face and tackle complex challenges related to the role of design in improving the quality of life, well-being and public health by including users in the design process.

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The programme will help you master the research methods and tools that will facilitate both a theoretical and a hands-on approach to modern design. 

You will learn how to define key conceptual issues, how to select the right tools and methods for the users of your work and how to engage and include them in the whole process. In doing so, you will benefit from the most recent approaches of User-Oriented, Human-Centred and Inclusive Design. 

You will also explore the potential behind the application of Integrated Product Design, Experience and Interaction Design, and of the Social and Service Design.

Career opportunities

The Inclusive Design-Health and Social Well Being programme at Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice prepares its graduates to work as designers of products, services, interactions, public spaces, and design consultants. It also prepares graduates to work in R&D teams concerned with developing new products and services.

The wide array of specialisations available in the master’s programme means that the graduates are well-qualified to work in interdisciplinary teams developing product designs, visual information systems and interfaces, services, exhibition and environmental design. The competences gained during their studies will allow the graduates to become expert in designing innovative solutions and will make them highly competitive in the job market.Graduates’ skills and competences

  • complex problem solving;
  • critical thinking combined with a multifaceted analysis of complex problems and challenges of the contemporary world. It is combined with the ability to find new paths for development;
  • creative thinking involving the ability to diagnose users’ needs and the ability to devise new ideas on the basis of such diagnoses;
  • emotional intelligence – empathy and a deep understanding of other people’s needs and expectations engaging the principles of conscientious design;
  • the ability to establish and co-ordinate the work of complex, interdisciplinary design teams;
  • being aware of the role of design in increasing the effectiveness and development of services, companies and institutions.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Integrated Product Design
  • Designing Interactions
  • Social Design
  • Design management in the future world
  • Designer’s toolkit
  • Material experiments


We seek open-minded candidates willing to work in an interdisciplinary team. 

This English-language master’s programme is aimed at creative, responsible and visionary graduates of such programmes of study as design, visual communication, graphic design, architecture, urban planning, interior design, exhibition design and architecture, multimedia, user experience design, environmental design.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • portfolio (pdf file, max 3 Mb)
  • interview (a presentation of the candidate's plans for education and career in design)

Candidates should have BA or MA diploma and B2 level of English. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5350 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5350 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • PLN 23,000 per year.


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Inclusive Design - Health and Social Well-Being
Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice