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Design and Business (Top-Up), Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
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On Design and Business (Top-Up) from Copenhagen School of Design and Technology (KEA), 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.


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 
  • 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

A Design & Business bachelor specialised in Communication Design & Media is likely to find employment as for instance:

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sustainable Fashion
  • Sewing Patterns 
  • Pattern Design
  • Fashion Management
  • Brand Design
  • Communication Design & Media 
  • Sustainable Fashion
  • Fashion Management 
  • Designing For A Better Shopping Experience 
  • E-Commerce 
  • Clothes Experimenting With Shape – Process, Details And Finish
  • Graphic Design 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • The following Danish AP degrees qualify for admission: Design Technology & Business, Multimedia Design and Communication, Marketing Management, Production Technology, E-Designer, Commerce Management, Marketing Management, Service, Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • In addition you must take the admission test. The test consists of different exercises and your reply to the admission test must show your creativity and innovative skills and your ability to work from a given inspiration material.
  • Your upper secondary diploma (a copy) in the original language and translated into English
  • If you do not have a diploma and/or your final examinations at the time of applying, you must submit a school transcript (grade sheet) translated into English and verified by your school or use a certified translation agency.
  • Grade sheets from the last three years of upper secondary education.
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Proof of Mathematics level
  • A copy of your passport.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5600 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

There is no fee for students: 

  • from Switzerland
  • who are granted permanent residency
  • who are granted residence permit as child of a foreigner with residency permit

Living costs for Copenhagen

  • 7928 - 13460 DKK/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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