Copenhagen School of Design and Technology


Design (DA)

Danish title
Design - Nationalt fagelement (DA)
Study programme
Design & business
Type of education
Full time education
Level of education
Bachelor (top-up)
Duration of the subject/module
2 semestre
Programme elements
Danish and English
Start time
Guldbergsgade 29 N, København N
Subject number
Responsible for the subject(s)/modul(es)
Charlotte Winther
Berit Konstante Nissen
  • Purpose and learning objectives

    The subject element Design consists of design methods for product and process development that add value to the development process, from innovative idea to realisation of a product or concept. Focus is on sociology, target group and market analysis as well as sustainable solutions.


    The student will gain knowledge about:
    • design theory and method and an ability to reflect on the practice of the profession and its application of design theory and method.
    • culture, including knowledge of cultural and intercultural relationships in relation to market and user.
    • value-adding design processes from idea to finished product and / or concept.


    The student will get the skills to:
    • use design technical methods and tools in an innovative process in relation to industry-relevant issues.
    • select and assess practice- orientated and theoretical issues using a sociological focus and analysis of target group and market.
    • justify and select value-creating design solutions based on a sustainable, aesthetic and functional aspect.
    • realise and communicate practice-orientated and design-related issues to partners and users.


    The student will learn to:
    • handle complex and development-oriented design processes in order to realise value-adding products and / or concepts.
    • enter into professional and interdisciplinary collaboration independently and assume responsibility in the development of sustainable design solutions.
    • identify their own learning needs and develop their own knowledge, skills and competencies in relation to the subject area of design.

  • Type of instruction
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  • Exam

    The learning outcomes of the exam are identical with the learning outcomes of the subject(s)/modul(es)

    Exam in one or more subjects
    Subject/module is tested with the following modules
    Type of exam
    Combined written and oral examination
    Individual exam or group exam
    Exam languages
    Danish (Norwegian/Swedish)
    Type of evaluation
    7-point grading scale
    Internal and External censure
hours of teaching
hours of preparation
The figure shows the extent of workload related to the subject divided into different study activities.

In the subject Design (DA) you will receive 68 hours of instruction, which corresponds to 90 lessons (1 lesson = 45 min.) and 25% of your total workload for the subject.

The teaching primarily consists of the following activities: internal lecturers.
The preparation primarily consists of the following activities: reading the curriculum.

Read about KEAs Study Activity Model

*KEA can deviate from the number of hours if this is justified by special circumstances