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Postgraduate course

Master Spatial design, 3. semester

  • ECTS credits30
  • Teaching semesterAutumn
  • Course codeMAR 3
  • Number of semesters1
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ECTS Credits

30 credits

30 ECTS credits

Level of Study

Master's degree



Objectives and Content

The third semester of the master¿s programme represents further specialisation in own project, with particular emphasis on the students further developing their communicative skills, primarily within visualisation and presentation.

The students combine and collate insights and findings from their own exploration. They use results from the research they have carried out, lessons learned from the joint project and methodological skills in the elaboration and delimitation of the project.

Feedback from the main supervisor, other supervisors and fellow students is important in a phase where students make decisions that determine the direction for the realisation of the project and draw up a plan for further work.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the semester, the student will be able to:

  • Knowledge and skills
  • document progress and willingness to experiment in own development work
  • conceptualise design issues on a professional level
  • demonstrate professional rhetorical skills ¿ visually, in writing and orally
  • assess and present own practice in a broader design-theoretical, cultural and social context
  • draw conclusions from and apply the consequences of research carried out

General competence

  • take independent decisions and make necessary delimitations in own project

Required Previous Knowledge

Successfully completed second semester in the master's programme

Access to the Course

The course is an offering to students admitted to the master's programme in design.

Teaching and learning methods

Students work independently and in a concentrated manner on their own projects, through practical trials, experimentation and relevant source materials.

Academic supervision, individually and in small groups, contributes to the necessary dynamic between practical, theoretical and methodological approaches

between specific and conceptual aspects of the work. Academic and discipline-specific writing is included in project development in this expansive phase of the programme.

Relevant training in writing teaches students to clarify, reflect on, sharpen, and summarise design work.

It is crucial for the learning environment that the students show commitment and participate actively in the course, and are present where teaching and work take place.

Forms of Assessment

Semester assessment (portfolio assessment) takes place towards the end of the semester. The assessment is conducted in the form of an oral conversation, where the student receives structured feedback on his/her own work and progress.

Basis for assessment

  • Project presentation with emphasis on strategy
  • written assignment
  • Project presentation with emphasis on idea development
  • Documentation of individual contributions in joint project
  • Semester report with portfolio:
  • Reflection on own learning and progress
  • Oral report on own learning and work effort during the semester assessment

Assessment criteria

  • Research
  • Analysis
  • Knowledge and skills
  • Exploration and experimentation
  • Implementation and realisation
  • Communication and presentation
  • Collaboration and independence
  • Professionalism

Grading Scale



Institute of Design