Design School Kolding

Year of establishment: 1967

Design School Kolding is one of Europe's leading schools of design, combining high academic standards and professional practice and offering excellent facilities and strong international links.

Kolding (Denmark)

Aagade 10

Tel. +45 76301100

The Design School Kolding is a recognised member of the Cumulus international network of top design schools and ranks as one of Europe’s leading schools of design (Domus Magazine). The school is also a member of the Desis Network, an association with focus on Social Innovation and Sustainability. We build on the proud tradition of Danish Design by educating some of the greatest contemporary design talents in the world. We offer an international academic setting that comprises a number of recognised researchers. At the same time we value professional practice and provide excellent workshop facilities that enable you to work with materials on a 1:1 scale. Facilities include a fashion & textile shop, fully-equipped textile and graphic design workshops, as well as industrial design workshops that are open long hours. Students also have access to the workshops and equipment of other programmes in the school. We require our school faculty to be practitioners in their field, and our esteemed visiting faculty ensures inspiration from professional practice. Design School Kolding is rooted in humanism and focuses on design that is meaningful. We value dialogue, equality and diversity. The school cooperates with a wide range of international universities and design institutions, including two outposts at foreign universities where we collaborate on joint projects: one at Tongji University in Shanghai in China and one at USP in São Paulo in Brazil. The objective is for all students to acquire at least 15 ECTS points abroad, corresponding to half a semester. Furthermore there is a strong link to India through a partnership with Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology. Kolding is a small city, encouraging focused study, but it nevertheless hosts a very strong student community with many events organised by the student union.