Industridesign, 180 hp

Are you curious about design, people, nature and collaborations in new contexts? Would you like to explore ideas in a sustainable way and develop creative and practical design proposals that impact our present and future?
Then the bachelor program 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, such as circular design, UN´s global goals, sustainable materials and production.
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 materializing 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.

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 chairs together with pupils from the upper secondary special education school Kung Saga; "Exploring water", where students developed and explored product proposals in collaboration with Tom Tits Experiment and Aarke; "Environment on the tracks", a collaborative project with students from the Interior Architecture and Furniture Design programme and SJ; and "Multi Lifespan Marshall", in which our students designed prototypes of speakers and headphones with a higher recycling quote through applying knowledge on circular design, in collaboration with Marshall Group.

The three years of education
In the first year, you´ll learn methods for 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 and the education ends with a diploma work where you independently explore a topic with support of experienced teachers and tutors.

Our workshops
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, virtual computer models, 3D prints etc. We also encourage the students to explore their own sustainable material proposals and how they could be applied. The work is conducted individually and in groups.

We are keen on creating an open educational situation where students and teachers can develop together. Different perspectives enriches the education, and we welcome applicants with different backgrounds and experiences. Our teachers have different competences and a broad experience within both product development, sustainability topics and research, and this is complemented with invited guests to bring further perspectives and experiences.

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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 2024

Please go to the Swedish version to apply and read the Applicant assignment for 2024