INTAKE: September 2022
Admission criteria: Highschool degree
Duration: 3 years
Teaching Language: English
Bachelor’s degree Assistant Designer in Sustainable Innovation
Price: First year of the Bachelor level: 6.900€ (7.900€ for non-EU citizens). Second and third years of the Bachelor level: 9.600€ (10.600€ for non-EU citizens)
+ 400€ administrative fee (once)

The programme’s goals:

The Bachelor Programme of the curriculum “Designer in Sustainable Innovation” at BESIGN The Sustainable Design School, develops your foundation skills to be a professional designer, embracing the requirements of a sustainable future. The programme develops the domains of product design, interior design, systems design, transportation, also fashion and graphic design, always with the focus on new ecosystems for a society with social values and enabling respectful consumption. The Bachelor’s degree prepares students to be a “Designer assistant in Sustainable Innovation”, or to enter the Master’s degree “Designer in Sustainable Innovation”. The entire programme focuses on Design tools and methodology, theoretical and practical knowledge of Sustainability and general Design culture.

BESIGN School offers its students a unique opportunity to stand out by specializing as early as their second year of the Bachelor’ s program. This specialization will be pursued in the third year. The students have the chan ce to immerse themselves in a world of exciting discoveries with three distinct specialization options. At BESIGN School, the design education remains comprehensive, but each student has the opportunity to shape their own customized learning journey t o achieve their unique goals.
• Sustainable Product Design
• Sustainable Trends An d Fashion Design
• Sustainable Interior Design

Career opportunities:
With the Bachelor’s degree “Designer assistant in Sustainable Innovation” from BESIGN The Sustainable Design School you are presenting the required skills for different job profiles:

  • Assistant product designer
  • Assistant graphic designer
  • Assistant mobility designer for smart cities
  • Assistant system designer
  • Assistant smart application designer
  • Assistant Ux designer
  • Assistant experience designer

1st year: This first year of Design studies begins with an immersion into the world of Design: Culture, Design Application Tools and understanding Design Methodologies. Sketching, Graphic Design, Computer aided Design (Adobe Suite, Rhino and Keyshot), mock-up building, prototyping, model making and materials, theoretical courses in Sustainability and the Circular Economy. Semester two is where the real fun really starts as we can now begin to use some of these newly learnt tools within Design projects that will run for the whole semester. – You will begin to see how to connect these tools and apply yourself throughout the whole Design process.

2nd year: This second year has three Design projects split across both semesters the year, you will continue to apply Design tools to develop your skills on increasingly complex projects, you will continue to be coached and supported by professors specialising in each Design skill (sketching, CAD, development, form giving).

3rd year: This year marks a transition as there are two major individual projects throughout the year, one each semester. However, the complexity is increased as the initial domain is driven by an introduction into Sociology and Anthropology. These projects are 100% coached, by this point in your studies you should be able to navigate a full design project from immersion and research, through to conception, ideation and development to prototyping and modelmaking… AND communication of the finished solutions. During the first semester of the third year, you may undertake an international experience at one of our partner institutions (fast link to international page/outgoing students).

Scholarships for international students

You want to study at BESIGN The Sustainable Design School, but you need financial help? Our scholarship, granted by The SDS Friends endowment fund, is based on excellence criteria, as well as your motivation and the relevance of your future plans as a Designer in Sustainable Innovation. The scholarship is limited to 1.500€ per study year, for a maximum of two years. To apply, you will need to provide us with your former degrees, the transcript of records, your CV and cover letter. For more information, please book a call with us.