The MA Design Programme addresses reality & realities, the dynamic relationship between the concrete and the abstract. Our design studies focus on the specificity of Iceland as a means to understand the wider world. We invite people from all fields, design, art, science, and the humanities to participate in a unique journey. In dialogue with a hands-on and experimental studio culture, the MA Design Programme is engaged with the value and the topic of imagination, and the contemporary need to design alternative realities and futures. Programme directors are Garðar Eyjólfsson and Thomas Pausz.

For more information, please read our Open Call and look at the Programme's Home Page.

Students can only apply for a single semester’s exchange to this Programme.

The application should consist of:
  • Electronic application
  • Photocopy of passport
  • Portfolio: print-outs or digital portfolio (pdf or link to a website). CDs are not accepted.
  • Short letter of motivation
  • C.V.

Applicants upload the required documents to the electronic application.

Language of Instruction

The language of instruction in this programme is English.

Practical Information

Application deadlines: 15 April (for autumn) & 15 October (for spring)

Autumn semester: 20 August - 14 December, 2018. 

Spring semester: 7 January - 16 May, 2019.

Course catalogue

International Office

Alma Ragnarsdóttir,

Þorgerður Edda Hall,

Contacts at Departments of Studies

Department of Design and Architecture, Hafdís Harðardóttir:

Department of Fine Art, Edda Kristín Sigurjónsdóttir:

Department of Performing Arts, Dagmar Atladóttir:

Department of Music, Sunna Sigurdardóttir: