Industridesign, 180 hp

Are you curious about design, people and new contexts?
Would you like to find an outlet for you creativity and explore ideas that impact our present and future?
Then Industrial Design at Konstfack could be the place for you.

The industrial designer has a very important function in the work towards an ecologically, financially and socially sustainable future, and several aspects of design for sustainable development are integrated in the programme.

Industrial Design at Konstfack gives you an opportunity to implement different design and working methods based on an understanding of our impact on the world. You will learn to develop products within a number of different areas. You design products and conduct user studies and experiments together with others and in different environments. By designing and materialising proposals, designers are able to not only create creative
and practical solutions to problems and explore aesthetic qualities, but also inspire ideas in regard to how we relate to one another and to our surroundings in sustainable and sometimes unexpected ways.

In the first year, you practice designing and shaping objects. You are introduced to new contexts and get to design product proposals in relation to these. In the second year, the contexts are broadened through various types of collaboration, with students from other programmes and with companies and organisations. In the third year, you have opportunities to define, explore and conduct more advanced studies in how to carry out independent projects.

In order to explore new contexts as designers, we need to be able to develop new prototypes and project proposals. In our workshops, we use several tools in our creative process. We experiment, construct and test ideas using various materials; wood, metal, clay, plastic, fabric, glass, virtual computer models, 3D prints etc. The work is conducted individually and in groups.

We have several collaborations where you carry out design projects together with others. One example of such a project is"Kung Saga" in which students design liquid containers together with pupils from the upper secondary special education school Kung Saga; "Mobil Omvårdnad", where students investigate the ambulance environment in collaboration with the Swedish National Association for Ambulance Nurses; "Nattåg", a collaborative project with students from the Interior Architecture and Furniture Design programme and SJ; and "Tom Tits", in which our students work with children from the Vittra school to come up with new experiments.

During the programme, you also have the possibility of an exchange semester at one of the many design schools in the world that are part of Konstfack's extensive network. You can also apply to participate in MEDes, which stands for Master of European Design, a collaboration between seven of Europe's leading design universities:

Language of instruction

Credits and form of study
180 credits (3 years), full-time, daytime.

Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts

After graduation
On completion of the programme you will be able to demonstrate advanced practical and theoretical aspects of the knowledge needed to be able to work artistically, creatively and with awareness of the relevance of industrial design for the society of today and tomorrow.

With a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design you can, for instance, work in a design office, design departments or start your own company.

Entry requirements and selection
General entry requirements for higher education. Selection is on artistic merit and is based on a portfolio, a written statement of your reason for applying for the programme and an interview.

Language test
The undergraduate programs are conducted in Swedish. For applicants with a foreign upper-secondary school education that lack qualifications in Swedish, a TISUS test is required. TISUS is recognised by all universities in Sweden as a statement of eligibility in the Swedish language. For more information please go to

Application and Applicant assignment 2023

Please go to the Swedish version to apply and read the Applicant assignment for 2023