A major part of the specialization is concerned with putting knowledge and research on child culture into practice in design projects. Which questions will turn up on tomorrow’s design agenda? Our hope of a sustainable society needs to permeate everything we do and so also the critical point of view. Social sustainability is always present with questions about equality, ethics, economy and justice issues

The aim of the specialization is to give you advanced knowledge about creative processes and the possibility of forming your own clearly defined attitude to the subject of design. You will simultaneously be provided with specialist qualifications for focusing on children’s perspectives. On children’s and young people’s participation and influence in society.

A major element of Child Culture Design involves meetings with different kinds of competence. You will be training your practical and theoretical capabilities within the entire range of courses and projects. These will be carried out in cooperation with external partners and extend over areas like for example the shaping of environments where children spend their time, the products of these environments, toys, interactive items, outdoor playthings, children’s books and new media.

The specialization will take as its starting point each student’s individual goals and begin with an introductory course where you may get to know the school along with the methods and requirements of Child Culture Design.

Theory and practice are equal during the period of study and opportunities are provided for projects formulated by you as well as directed projects, in cooperation with trade and industry and society.

The programme is carried out through projects, lectures, seminars, workshops, thematic work and your own individual work.

DEMCD1 The Construction of Childhood, 30 higher education credits
DEMCD2 Play, Perception and Culture, 30 higher education credit
CCD30A Children and Society, 22,5 higher education credits
CCD40A Preparation for Degree Project, 7,5 higher education credits
DEMCD5 Master Degree Project, Child Culture Design, 30 higher education credits

Text  Carl-Johan Skogh