Product design entails the design of prototypes for industrial production or in limited number. Prototypes are produced using traditional materials such as ceramics, wood, metals, and plaster, or new materials such as plastics and new metals. Focus is also on possibilities for development in technology and marketing. With a BA degree in product design, students can enter the job market, working in companies or design studios, or continue their studies abroad enabling them to increase specialisation in fields such as textiles, costume design, fashion design, automotive design, product or industrial design.

Students can only apply for a single semester’s exchange to this programme.

The application should consist of:
  • Electronic application
  • Photocopy of passport
  • Portfolio: print-outs or digital portfolio (pdf or link to a website). CDs are not accepted.
  • Short letter of motivation
  • C.V.

Applicants upload the required documents to the electronic application.

Language of Instruction

The language of instruction at the IUA is Icelandic. Incoming students must be prepared to meet this challenge. Most of the teachers, students and staff have a good command of English. The IUA receives a number of guest teachers from abroad every semester who teach in English. Exams and final projects can be delivered in English. Exchange students are therefore expected to have a good command of English.

Deadlines for incoming applications

16  April  for autumn semester.

15 October  for spring semester.

The application can be accessed two months prior to the deadline.