Köln international school of design

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The Köln International School of Design (in short: KISD) is an institution of the Cologne University of Applied Sciences
Cologne University of Applied Sciences
Cologne University of Applied Sciences is a higher education institution in Cologne, Germany, established in 1971. It was created from a merger of numerous smaller colleges, the oldest of which was the Royal Provincial Trade School, founded in 1833, and renamed Trade College of the City of Cologne...

 (Fachhochschule Köln) and offers an interdisciplinary study program in the field of design
Design
Design as a noun informally refers to a plan or convention for the construction of an object or a system while “to design” refers to making this plan...

. In 2002 – eleven years after the Cologne Model of design education was initiated in 1991 – the school was renamed to Köln International School of Design.

History


In 1991 Michael Erlhoff and his colleagues founded the Department of Design at the Cologne University of Applied Sciences
Cologne University of Applied Sciences
Cologne University of Applied Sciences is a higher education institution in Cologne, Germany, established in 1971. It was created from a merger of numerous smaller colleges, the oldest of which was the Royal Provincial Trade School, founded in 1833, and renamed Trade College of the City of Cologne...

. In the 2009 term, circa 25 % of the student body came from abroad.

Courses


Besides a four years diploma
Diploma
A diploma is a certificate or deed issued by an educational institution, such as a university, that testifies that the recipient has successfully completed a particular course of study or confers an academic degree. In countries such as the United Kingdom and Australia, the word diploma refers to...

-program, the school offer the new Master of European Design
Master of European Design
Master of European Design is a unique degree programme within a network of seven leading design schools in Europe.-The structure of the programme:...

-program. Furthermore it is planned to offer various new postgraduate Master
Master's degree
A master's is an academic degree granted to individuals who have undergone study demonstrating a mastery or high-order overview of a specific field of study or area of professional practice...

-programs.

Key aspects of the areas of expertise are e.g. healthcare, mobility
Mobility
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, work environment, knowledge
Knowledge
Knowledge is a familiarity with someone or something unknown, which can include information, facts, descriptions, or skills acquired through experience or education. It can refer to the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject...

 and educational organisations. This twelve areas of expertise are the focus of the project-oriented design programme. Students have to enroll for at least ten areas of expertise and can develop their own main focusses.
  • Audiovisual media
  • Corporate identity
    Corporate identity
    In Corporate Communications, a corporate identity is the "persona" of a corporation which is designed to accord with and facilitate the attainment of business objectives...

  • Design for manufacturing
  • Design concepts
  • Design management
    Design management
    Design Management is a business discipline that uses project management, design, strategy, and supply chain techniques to control a creative process, support a culture of creativity, and build a structure and organisation for design...

  • Design theory
    Design
    Design as a noun informally refers to a plan or convention for the construction of an object or a system while “to design” refers to making this plan...

     and -history
    Design history
    Design history is the study of objects of design in their historical and stylistic contexts.With a broad definition, the contexts of design history include the social, the cultural, the economic, the political, the technical and the aesthetic...

  • Gender and design
  • Interface design
    Interface design
    Interface design deals with the process of developing a method for two modules in a system to connect and communicate. These modules can apply to hardware, software or the interface between a user and a machine...

  • Ecology and design
  • Production technology
  • Service design
    Service design
    Service design is the activity of planning and organizing people, infrastructure, communication and material components of a service in order to improve its quality and the interaction between service provider and customers....

  • Typography
    Typography
    Typography is the art and technique of arranging type in order to make language visible. The arrangement of type involves the selection of typefaces, point size, line length, leading , adjusting the spaces between groups of letters and adjusting the space between pairs of letters...

     and layout
    Page layout
    Page layout is the part of graphic design that deals in the arrangement and style treatment of elements on a page.- History and development :...


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