Design and Business

Top-up degree of Design and Business, 90 ECTS
Architecture, design and visual arts Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts

Institution KEA - Copenhagen School of Design and Technology
Campus Guldbergsgade
Duration 1,5 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 6200 EUR

This programme no longer admits new full degree students. The last intake was August 2021.


If you dream about a career in the fashion, lifestyle and communications industries, the top-up Bachelor's Degree in Design & Business might be just the thing for you! 

On this top-up programme, you learn how to analyse a design task in relation to a customer's values and goals.

You work with design processes, trend theories and innovation from a business perspective.You will learn to plan, manage and execute complex, analytical and creative tasks backed by relevant theory and practice. In other words, you learn the theories and methods required to independently organise, manage and carry out design and business projects in the fashion and lifestyle industries.

The international top-up BA programme in Design & Business lasts three semesters and offers you the choice between the following two lines of specialisation:
  • Communications Design & Media
  • Brand Design
Design, business, sociology, knowledge production and method are subjects common to both lines of specialisation.

You will do an internship with a company to test your practical skills and gain useful experience of life in the workplace. Throughout your studies, you will work closely with companies, developing concepts and/or products for them and with them.

To get admitted to the top-up BA programme you must pass an admission test. You must choose your line of specialisation when you do the admission test.

Career Opportunities  

The programme is very much in demand in the business community and you will have good opportunities in small and medium-sized companies, as well as large manufacturers. Many graduates also work independently.

A Design & Business bachelor specialised in Brand Design is likely to find employment as for instance:
  • Brand designer
  • Marketing coordinator
  • PR coordinator
  • Web and PR coordinator
  • Communications officer
  • Project manager
  • Concept developer
  • Event coordinator
  • Strategic planner
  • Media planner
  • Assistant art director
  • Idea developer
  • Independent entrepreneur 
A Design & Business bachelor specialised in Communication Design & Media is likely to find employment as for instance:
  • Communications officer
  • Visual communications officer
  • Public relations officer
  • Media strategy officer (written, visual and digital media)
  • Media consultant
  • Director of visual and written content (on e.g. social media)
  • Trend researcher / forecaster
  • Copywriter/ writer
  • Corporate blogger
  • Independent entrepreneur 


The following Danish AP degrees qualify for admission:
  • Design Technology & Business
  • Multimedia Design 
  • Marketing Management
  • Production Technology
  • E-Designer
  • Commerce Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Service, Hospitality and Tourism Management
The programme also has a mandatory admission test. Read more about it here.

You will also have to meet the English requirements.
Read more about our language requirements.

You have to apply online on


Non-EU/EEA/CH citizens must pay a tuition fee of € 5,600 per semester.

Summer 2021

Application date
Mar 15
Start date
Aug 23


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