BFA programme in industrial design is held in Swedish.
Please, visit the Swedish BFA programme website for further
information on how to apply.
In the BFA programme in industrial design, we educate designers
that create visions possible to realize. A central question for us
is: Could things be different?
What does an industrial designer do?
An industrial designer works with developing products and
services where the user is not a single, identified person. The
purpose is, many times, to solve, enable or satisy a need or a
wish. The product or service shall also satisfy a need seen from a
market or production perspective.
This is a complex task with many entry points and perspectives.
Sustainability (social, ecological and economic), production
choices, emotional needs, business strategies, use, and quality of
life are just a few of the aspects. We therefore talk about our
work as founded in a holistic approach.
About the education
On the BFA programme, we work with the basic "trinity" of
person, product/service and context. In applied projects, other
aspects are also focused to frame the studies in a very realistic
The programme's educational aim is for students to build their
own creative design process, with a starting point in a Swedish
user-centered design tradition. UID offers cutting-edge facilities
and technologies, available 24/7 to all students. Throughout the
education, students are supported in exploring areas within design
that they consider most rewarding towards their individual
The school aims to create an open and familial atmosphere in
student groups, in order to establish an environment that supports
creative activity. In addition, the international student body at
UID creates a multicultural learning environment. The open and
diverse atmosphere also includes our staff and faculty, external
tutors from the design profession and our network of collaborating
companies and alumni.
The BFA programme is open for exchange students from fall term
2018. The programme is run in swedish and swedish competence is
required. See more information here.
Contact Per Sihlén, Programme director for the BFA programme in
Tel +46 90 7867067