Study profile Master Industrial Design

In the video below, students, teachers and the head of the department tell you more about the Master Industrial Design programme:

The Master Industrial Design is a two-year full-time master’s programme that sets out to educate designers who want to redesign industry. Students research and develop projects in which they question and redesign the conventions of the industrial system towards a more diverse, sustainable and meaningful future.

We believe in the discursive and transformative potential of design. Through design research designers can pose questions, search for answers, envision futures, and prototype scenarios. Design research is therefore at the center of the Master Industrial Design programme. Aesthetically distinctive and outspoken products and projects are developed based on research that defines the position of the designer in the professional field.

Design projects in collaboration with scientists, the industry and the design field form the basis of the programme. Supported by a theoretical framework, you will sharpen your artistic vision and learn to present your work convincingly to (potential) clients, partners and a wider audience.



Master of Arts


Full-time 2 years

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English-taught programme
(English level required)

Programme / CROHO

M Master of Arts in Fine Art and Design / 49114

Insights in this study programme

Listen to a conversation with Stefan, Industrial Design student as he talks about his experience in this two-year master's programme.

Screenshot Graduation Catalogue Master Industrial Design
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Professional Perspective

Master Industrial Design graduates develop a strong personal vision, acquire design skills and knowledge and learn to apply these directly in their design practice. Graduates can take on strategic roles, initiate and design new products or create new design approaches and thrive in multidisciplinary teams. Graduates can start their own design studio, work in design consultancies and manufacturing industries worldwide.

Master Industrial Design podcast: design journey

Episode #7: Rana Ghavami talks with Stefan Lang about how research is a collaborative practice, the term »kaleidoscopic view« and how a personal perspective is important in the own process.

In episode #4 Stefan sits down with Yassine Slihine, a core tutor for design research, to talk about the Master Industrial Design's motto »Redesigning the Industry« and the impact of designers.

Episode #3 features Dries Verbruggen of Unfold Design Studio. Together with partner Claire Warnier he investigates craft and industrial production and explores the promising realm that lies in between.

Special thanks to Dries Verbruggen and sound technician Rein Wijnja of River Studio.

What bio-based, sustainable alternatives can be found for synthetic textiles? The past semester the enthusiastic first year students of the Master Industrial Design at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague sought to answer this question under the guidance of designer and teacher Lenneke Langenhuisen of design duo Buro Belén.

Buro Belén call themselves 'materializers'. But what do 'materializers' do? We interviewed Lenneke about Beléns design practice and the challenges of working with natural materials and making industry more sustainable.

Special thanks to Lenneke Langenhuijsen and sound technician Rein Wijnja of Riverstudio.

In this first Dutch spoken episode of design journey , KABK alumna Lilian van Daal (1988) talks about how she takes inspiration from nature when designing new products. She actively seeks collaborations with both scientists and industrial partners. But what she loves to do most is put ants under her microscope.

Lilian is among the new generation of designers and creators who were supported in 2018 by a Talent Development grant and is featured in the Talent Platform by the Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie during the Dutch Design week 2018.