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Design and Business (exchange programme)

Short-term programme of Design and Business exchange programme, 30 ECTS
Architecture, design and visual arts Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts Interdisciplinary Studies

Institution VIA University College
Campus Campus Herning
Duration 1 semester


Be part of an international semester focused on the fashion and lifestyle business. Choose between three areas of specialisation:

Branding and Marketing Management
You learn to develop, plan, implement and evaluate marketing initiatives in a broad sense, both nationally and internationally. In this context, you can identify, analyse and present data, trends and currents in areas related to marketing and branding.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Qualify to work professionally with generating business ideas, projects, and concepts whether you want to establish your own company or work with development in an existing company.

Fashion Design
Get a profound knowledge of fashion design, collection building and construction/fitting, trends, sociology, idea generation and theory of science that enables you to work with the design process in an experimenting and creative manner. 

Read more about the programme here


VIA Design expects international students who apply to take part of their degree course with us to have completed at least one year of study at their home university.

If you are applying for the specialisation in Fashion Design, please be ready to send a portfolio to us showing your previous work when requested by e-mail to do so.

Your home institution must have an inter-institutional agreement with VIA University College in order for you to be able to apply for an exchange programme at VIA.

If your home institution does not have an exchange agreement with VIA, please contact your international office to learn more about the opportunities.


Exchange students do not pay tuition

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

Spring 2023

Application date
Nov 01
Start date
Feb 01

Autumn 2022

Application date
May 01
Start date
Aug 22

Campus Herning


Campus Herning accommodates one of the largest design and business academies in Scandinavia within the furniture, fashion and lifestyle sectors and students come from all over the world.
Campus Herning offers a number of design programmes in both Danish and English and works closely together with the fashion industry as a whole as well as the many fashion businesses located in the area around Herning.
The study environment is inspiring and decorated by well-known artists. The facilities include an award-winning canteen, The Boutique offering everything a design student needs of special materials and a trend studio.

  • Students: 1.300
  • International students: 300
  • Employees: 120
Read more about Campus Herning here.

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