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Are you dreaming about a career in the field of design? Have you already found a study place? And what about the application?! Are you preparing?

The new study year has started, so soon, it will be time to apply to universities. However, first, you must decide on your interests. What do you like about the design?

When I was applying, my main focus was on Aalto University, but at the same time, I was looking for other options in case I didn’t get in. However, it is tough to find suitable alternatives.

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Although you have all the resources somehow, the process is very long. Besides, my advice would be, “Be patient!”.

After finding the possible options, it’s time to analyze (take a closer look). 

You must consider application dates, documents you submit (CV/motivation letter etc.), language tests, and other submission requirements (entrance assignments/portfolio/entrance exams/etc.). 

Finding and analyzing your target universities is only the first step. After that, it is time for practice. Early practice can help you prepare and make you feel more confident and secure when the application process starts.

“Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect.”

Vince Lombardi

Successful practice needs to have a purpose because practising for practising doesn’t work. In addition, my suggestion is don’t practice alone. Find a teacher or course to make your practice more efficient daily.

Scandinavian Design School

SDS is here for you! We offer various courses, and our study approach is individual. SDS teachers are here to help you. They will evaluate your skills and find suitable exercises for you so you would get the maximum out of your studies.

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To support you, we did a little research on design-related BA programs (taught in English) and provided a list of all SDS courses that will bring your application to a new level.

Remember that early bird gets the worm!

BA programs

A portfolio is one of the main application requirements for all these programs. Because of that, we would like to suggest the SDS portfolio course.

Anyone is welcome to join, no matter your experience, work, or knowledge. The course offers three study levels; therefore, you could choose the best one – Portfolio Independent, Portfolio Interactive, and Portfolio Personal tutoring. Plus, it also has a lesson on how to write a motivation letter.

Portfolio course — Scandinavian Design School

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Eindhoven Design Academy

EDA (Netherlands) has a BA program in Design. Therefore for this application, you must submit a portfolio and home assignment.

*SDS suggests – By analyzing the EDA home assignments, we recommend to chose one of these courses:

or

dae.wiki (designacademy.nl)

University of Europe (Berlin)

BA Communication Design to apply, you need to submit a portfolio.

*SDS suggests – as support to portfolio course, we also recommend taking:

BA Communication Design – University of Europe (ue-germany.com)

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University of Gothenburg (Sweeden)

Wood-oriented furniture design evolves around the materials, techniques and design.

*SDS suggests – Based on their application requirements, we would suggest you take:

BFA Programme in Wood Oriented Furniture Design | University of Gothenburg (gu.se)

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Umea University (Sweeden)

BA program in Architecture is the borderline between art and science.

*SDS suggests – For this program, practical skills matter, and because of that, we advise you to take:

Architecture Program (umu.se)

Be the early bird who gets the study place - design edition

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