Master of Fine Arts in Design+Change
SEK 570,000 *
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* tuition fees for students outside EU/EES/Switzerland: 570,000 SEK total for the program
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Design involves creativity, criticality, and transformation. The design calls into question the state of things and makes an impact. Design challenges preconceptions, prejudices, norms, and stereotypes and provokes emotions, thoughts, sensibilities, and actions. Design can enhance our lives and our relationships with the world. It can make us attentive and empathic to the ecological and socio-cultural systems in which we live. In a world of many challenges, design can be an agent for sustainable change.
In shaping our futures, designers will face unprecedented challenges compared to what conventional designers faced during the twentieth century. In fact, the role of the designer will and should change. Instead of only designing for mass production, which was important during the first phase of industrialization, designers of futures must handle multiple roles and increasingly complex issues. As agents for change, designers will play key roles in shaping the future of sustainability.
Master of Fine Arts. Main field of study: Design
This is Linnaeus University
Linnaeus University is a modern, international university in the southeast of Sweden. We are located in two nature-loving cities, one by the Baltic sea and one surrounded by lakes in the greenest city in Europe. More facts about Linnaeus University:
- Founded in 2010 through a merger between Kalmar University and Växjö University;
- Located in Kalmar and Växjö;
- 44,000 enrolled students;
- 2,200 enrolled international students;
- 6th largest university in Sweden in terms of the number of students;
- 780 partner universities in more than 80 countries;
- 100-degree programs on the first-cycle level, 8 of them taught in English;
- 80-degree programs on the second-cycle level, 35 of them taught in English.
Roughly 15 minutes by bike from the city center, you will find Linnaeus University’s campus. It is like a small society with a university, student accommodation, and student life. Here you become part of a creative knowledge environment.
What will you come across on an excursion in Växjö – the city of contrasts? You will find good restaurants, a celebrated hockey team, and cozy cafés where you can enjoy a latte with lingonberry flavor. In Växjö, beautiful nature is always just around the corner; the city is surrounded by lakes and forests. Students like the combination of the city center and the active student life on campus. Your dream of the future starts here!
Our aim is to develop artistic maturity and foster responsible designer roles with a focus on sustainability and design as a change agent. At LNU, you will develop your skills with exploratory work, concept development, and implementation, in complex projects.
On the Design+Change Master’s Programme at Linnaeus University, we challenge the traditional role of the designer, working across disciplinary and media boundaries to define new roles that meet contemporary and future needs. For design to confront the crises we are now facing, we need to work together with other academic disciplines and cultural practices and in partnerships with professional designers, community organizations, businesses, activists, and governmental bodies.
Students in the Design+Change Master’s Programme can choose to extend their existing knowledge in a specific design field or explore new ones. The program focuses on artistic and experimental processes and creative research, and students will develop their capacity for critical reflection in making well-rounded and futures oriented design proposals. Particular attention is paid to contemporary and emerging design disciplines such as critical and speculative design, social design, meta-design, and design activism. Furthermore, students are introduced to and practice relevant methods for questioning the current state of things, opening up to ways of thinking, and shaping futures creatively and differently.