Design, Master's, 2 years

  • Years2 Years
  • ECTS credits120

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New Student

New Student

Welcome to the Master's Programme in Design, at the Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design (KMD).

We are currently planning as best we can for an informative, smooth and enjoyable semester start, starting 10 August. We understand that it is difficult to plan your arrival to Norway at the time being. We recommend that your postpone purchasing a flight ticket, or buy a flexible ticket.

The semester starts officially on 10 August, but your arrival will depend on when the restrictions on entry from your home country have been lifted. You will find updated information regarding entrance to Norway at UDI¿s website https://www.udi.no/en/about-the-corona-situation/ Mandatory attendance is required under normal circumstances. Due to COVID-19, we kindly ask you submit your planned arrival and attendance in Bergen. You may do so using this form. The information will give KMD an overview of each student¿s status regarding study start. We will contact students who, for any reason have problems concerning travel restrictions or quarantine.

During the semester start week 33, you will meet your fellow students, main supervisor, study adviser, semester start buddies, and be introduced to the artistic community at the Department of Design. Updated program will be announced here.

Some practical information

Please start your student preparations as soon as possible. This website is a useful guide with a handy to do list. Most importantly is to pay the semester fee. This completed, it will allow you to effectively register and get access to KMD¿s main buildings. Entry and access depend on a personal key card. To retrieve such a card you must personally visit the Card center. Due to social distancing guidelines, you have an appointed time at the card center; 11 August from 10am-10.30am More information will be given on Monday 10 August.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your student adviser (studieveileder@kmd.uib.no).

We are very much looking forward to meet you, hopefully on 10th of August!

Arrival and DirectionsArrival information for new students to UiB.www.uib.no


Objectives and content

The master`s programme is an opportunity for specialisation with a time frame that allows for experimentation, trial and error, and change of standpoint. Each student applies to the programme with a project and are thus their own source and main instrument. The main focus of the programme is development of the master¿s project, which is a major, independent project. Students choose a specialisation within one of the areas of study at the Department of Design.

Specialisation involves investigating, experimenting and combining fragments and raw materials as a basis for design processes that are expressed in visions and concepts. Master`s students must strike a balance between their own perspectives and others¿ views, general considerations and their own goals, and the world as it is today and future needs.

The master`s programme integrates theory and practice, with emphasis on the relationship between design as a creative practice and design as a theoretical subject. Research through design requires interaction and synergies between different working methods and approaches, as well as between own creative work and critical reflection.

Study Period Abroad

Study Period Abroad

Exchanges and external project periods: The programme allows for student exchanges and/or external project periods for students in the second semester (MAR 2/MAV 2). This must be pre-approved by the student's main supervisor.

Programme structure

Master's Programme in Design (requirement 120 SP)
Masterstudiet i design - Studieretning (requirement 120 SP)
Furniture and spatial design / interior architecture (requirement 120 SP)
Mandatory course
Course codeCourse titleSPSR
MAR 1Master Spatial design, 1. semester301–41
MAR 2Master Spatial design, 2. semester301–42
MAR 3Master Spatial design, 3. semester301–43
MAR 4Master Spatial design, 4. semester301–44
Visual communication (requirement 120 SP)
Mandatory course
Course codeCourse titleSPSR
MAV 1Master Visual Communication, 1. semester301–41
MAV 2Master Visual Communication, 2. semester301–42
MAV 3Master Visual Communication, 3. semester301–43
MAV 4Master Visual Communication, 4. semester301–44
SP = ECTS credits, S = Semester, R = Recommended semester

More information

About the programme

See full study plan