The masters program in Advanced Product Design offers students who wish to work as industrial designers a high-quality education in aesthetic, technical and strategical issues.
The program consists of both theoretical and practical subjects. It integrates advanced form treatment, problem identification and analysis, creative and visualisation techniques with business oriented subjects such as strategic design and professional practice. The program trains students to work as industrial design consultants developing products and system solutions for industry, institutions and public authorities. A major part of the project work is done in collaboration with actors in these areas. The program conveys a holistic view of the industrial design process and emphasizes the following areas.
Problem identification and analysis, User-centered innovation, Concept development, Emerging technologies, Strategic design.
The program is international and the language is English.
The students at the Advanced Product Design Programme become skilled at working with comprehensive holistic concepts as well as the small details of product design. The industry appreciates the students from the Umeå Institute of Design because of the width of the education. Several well-known companies around the world have hired graduated students from Umeå Institute of Design.
Design for User Experience
Strategic Design Seminar
Strategic Design Project
Emerging Technologies Seminar
Courses in Skills and Theory
Basic Form and Car-Clay Modelling
CAID, Alias and Rhino
Product Analysis and Parametric Modelling
Explorations in Design
Personal Design Philosophy
Product Design Manual
Product Design Practicalities
Ad Hoc Courses
A Bachelor's degree in Industrial Design, or Bachelor's degree in equivalent subject area + Portfolio. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B (IELTS (Academic) with a minimum overall score of 6.5 and no individual score below 5.5. TOEFL PBT (Paper-based Test) with a minimum score of 575 and a minimum TWE score of 4.5). TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Test) with a minimum score of 90 and a minimum score of 20 on the Writing Section). English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 575 TOEFL iBT® test: 90