Product and Interior Design
The study programme focuses on three-dimensional design of products, objects and spaces.
Design is a large and multifaceted field. We emphasise the human needs aspect, and with this as our starting point we study the various elements of the design process.
Today, it is crucial that designers relate to sustainability issues. By constantly highlighting and concentrating on sustainability, we foster analytical designers who can work in different kinds of companies and organisations, globally and locally. Our students also have opportunities to continue studying for a Masters Degree, internationally or in Sweden.
The strength of Beckmans College of Design is that classes are small, with close contact to College staff and teachers. The College is located centrally in Stockholm, near the city's vibrant cultural scene. At Beckmans we strive to create a pleasant, inspirational environment with clearly-defined study goals.
All our teachers are professionally active in different specialities. Instruction is based on a unique guest-teacher system, which means that we can customise our curriculum. We occasionally collaborate with external companies and organisations that are relevant to our syllabus. Some of our courses are held jointly with the other study programmes at the College, Fashion and Visual Communication.
The three-year programme leads to a BA in art and design (180 points) and is divided as follows:
The first year includes a variety of separate courses. The main subject is product design. We explore materials such as wood, metal, textiles and clay. Alongside this, we work on presentation techniques and design methods.
The second year, we introduce the subject of spatial design. We continue developing the skills from year one.
In the final year, we prepare our students for working life. Graduation projects, professional development and participation in the Stockholm Furniture Fair are the three main course subjects.
The programme requires a knowledge of Swedish. For those who are not native Swedish speakers with a diploma in Swedish 1-3, it is possible to take the TISUS-test which is recognised by all universities in Sweden as a statement of eligibility regarding Swedish language proficiency.