Studies at the Department of Design

Studies at the Department of Design

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Study programmes

Study programmes in Trondheim


Study programmes in Gjøvik

Additionally the Department of Design offers a doctoral program (PhD) in industrial design

Student projects

Department of Design

Student projects

Mainy of the courses that are given at Department of Design include project work. To give an impression of what the students do and learn during the courses, some of the finished projects can be found on the pages below. 

Design thinking

open course for master students at NTNU

Design thinking

About DESIGN THINKING TPD4142

Students will be introduced to design and the basics of design research. During the course, you will be reflecting on topics like culture, society, technology, economy and politics based on a human-centred perspective on design.
Design Thinking has a human-oriented approach to the development of innovative products and services. We provide a practise-oriented method and -tools to solving context-spesific problems.

  • Project based
  • Group work
  • Workshops
  • Working with established design houses
  • Lecturers from design houses
  • Open for all master-level students

The projects can be of a product, service or strategic nature. They can be research- or practice based, or a combination of both.

Project context: How to provide a better design solution - technologically and socially - with people in mind".

The course is non-technologic, and can be chosen as a complementary topic during semester 7 or 9.

Student associations

Student associations

The student association of design in Trondheim is called Leonardo. It is named after the universal genius Leonardo da Vinci whom mastered art, aesthetics and technique, and thus is ideal for a Master of Technology in industrial design.

The student association of design in Gjøvik is called Darling.

Both student associations organize social activities like movie nights, excursions, parties and lectures.