Design involves creativity, criticality and transformation. Design calls into question the state of things and makes an impact. It can make us attentive and empathic to the ecological and socio-cultural systems in which we live. In a world of many challenges, design can be an agent for sustainable change
In shaping our futures, designers will face unprecedented challenges compared to what conventional designers faced during the twentieth century.
In the Master Programme in Design and Change from Linnaeus University we challenge the traditional role of the designer, working across disciplinary and media boundaries to define new roles that meet contemporary and future needs. For design to confront the crises we are now facing, we need to work together with other academic disciplines and cultural practices and in partnerships with professional designers, community organisations, businesses, activists and governmental bodies.
The programme focusses on artistic and experimental processes and creative research, and students will develop their capacity for critical reflection in making well rounded and futures oriented design proposals. Particular attention is paid to contemporary and emerging design disciplines such as critical and speculative design, social design, metadesign and design activism.
Our aim is to develop artistic maturity and foster responsible designer roles with a focus on sustainability and design as a change agent. At LNU, you will develop your skills with exploratory work, concept development and implementation, in complex projects.
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- Design Processes and the Complexity of Sustainability: Sustainability and Methods for Exploration
- Design Processes and the Complexity of Sustainability: Sustainability and Design Theory
- Design Processes and the Complexity of Sustainability: Sustainability & Artistic Articulation
- Design Processes and the Complexity of Sustainability: Sustainability and Design
- Emerging Design Disciplines and Norm Creativity: Design Theory
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- 24 months
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DisciplinesDesign Graphic Design User Experience Design View 4 other Masters in User Experience Design in Sweden
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- To meet the entry requirements for master's level (second cycle or graduate) studies, you must have been awarded a Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish kandidatexamen) from an internationally recognised university.
- 90 credits in the main field of study, Design (including an independent project of at least 15 credits) or the equivalent
- Approved portfolio and letter of intent
- English B/6 or the equivalent.
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International28378 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 56757 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
- Tuition fee, first payment: 142,500 SEK
- Tuition fee, total: 570,000 SEK
Living costs for Växjö
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.