Study profile Master Industrial Design

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

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 core of the Master Industrial Design programme. Aesthetically distinctive and outspoken products and projects are being 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 the building of a theoretical framework for your projects, you will sharpen your artistic vision and learn to present your work convincingly to (potential) clients, partners and a wider audience.

Insights in this study programme

Listen to a conversation with 2nd year Master Industrial Design student Stefan:


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Specifications

Language

Duration

Full-time 2 years

Department Head

Degree

Master of Arts

Tuition fees

CROHO

49114

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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, or become design managers in global companies.

Master Industrial Design podcast: design journey

image courtesy of Unfold Design Studio

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.

Design Journey is an initiative of by Zara Roelse and Merel Kamp.

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.

Selected projects and activities

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