Institute of Visual Design

Head of Institute: Tine Kjølsen
Education secretariat: Anne Mette Hagberg and Janne Jørgensen

The Institute of Visual Design provides a setting for teaching, research and artistic development in all forms of visual design. We study visual identity, universes for television and film, and the development of games and digital products. The Institute examines notions of identity, experiences and interaction. We work on computer games, analyse fonts/types and develop new ones. We work on screens for concerts, street signs and games, and applications for the next smart phone. In other words, we work on visual communication for every aspect of daily life. 

We offer four graduate programs, one of which is also open to students of architecture, and two undergraduate programs, together with cross-curricular elements, including KADK’s PhD school.


The vision of the Institute
The Institute of Visual Design provides a setting for one of Europe’s leading educational, research and development environments in the fields of visual communication and cross-media design.

We regard the wide scope of the Institute as a major strength in terms of tackling the challenges posed by the society that surrounds us. The Institute challenges the way we think about visual communication and experience design. The visual media are constantly changing, so development processes, user interfaces and content must keep pace. Teaching, research and practice are closely linked, and studies aim to train designers, who can enrich society, professions and industries. Graduates combine technical, artistic and academic skills, including critical thinking, in holistic solutions, which strive to set new standards.

The Institute wishes to attract the best students, teachers, practitioners and researchers and, through an inspiring and highly professional educational environment, to develop knowledge and skills. This is done in collaboration with national and international partners from the areas of research, business and artistic practice.

Read more at the homepage of the institute.

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Latest research

Design, Research, and Feminism(s)': at DRS 2018

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Designere med bæredygtige ambitioner

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Co-design Beyond the Human

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The Aesthetics of the Aesthetics of the Aesthetics of Video Games

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