Design Lead

Full-time Program, 45 weeks. Sharpen your skills in digital communication, design and creative problem solving from strategy to execution.

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Stockholm, Aug. 2018
Apply by Apr 05, 2018
Aug 2018 - Jun 2019

Program Cost The program fee is 152,000 SEK. Swedish and Nordic residents can study this program free of charge. The program is approved by CSN.

Applications International and fee-paying applicants: Applications are open, apply now!

Swedish and Nordics applicants: Applications are now open, apply before April 5th.

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LEAD DESIGN - YOURS AND YOUR TEAM'S

Gain expertise in planning, research, user experience, user-centred design, business development and entrepreneurial skills, and leave the program with the capacity to create business strategies, develop concepts, boost branding, navigate group dynamics, and practice self-leadership.

The fast-paced digital world needs problem-solving skilled experts. Focus on your strengths, develop new skills, and become industry-ready with the one-year Design Lead program. We will empower you to develop your existing expertise in visual communication and design, preparing you for a career as a UX Designer, Design Lead, Art Director or Strategist.

Innovative, Relevant, Collaborative
Join a deeply collaborative, fast-paced environment that mirrors the modern workplace. Whether you are currently working as a Creative, Strategist or in Management, the Design Lead program will help you sharpen your concept skills and challenge you to solve real-world problems.

Meet Industry Needs
All course content is designed to meet the needs of today’s industry and is delivered by industry professionals at the forefront of their fields. Real project briefs set by real clients form the core of the program’s modules and are developed in close collaboration with our network of industry partners.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

The Design Lead Program spans over a period of 45 weeks to empower you to accelerate your career within concept and design.

The Design Lead program covers the entire spectrum of skills you need to accelerate your career as a Creative or Strategist. The program consists of 30 weeks of studies in Stockholm and 15 weeks of internship anywhere in the world.

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Infinite Career Possibilities
Design communication strategies for implementation across a wide range of digital media and learn to develop visual concepts and ideas for digital productions, services, and applications. Handle commercial client relationships effectively and pitch ideas to boost your career as a Lead Designer, Strategist or Art Director across industries. Apply the Hyper Island methodology and contribute to effectiveness and productivity in a group.

Your Toolbox of Versatile Skills
Master branding, ideation and concept development. Learn to manage and develop strategies. Work with user experience, interaction and service design. Boost your skills in group dynamics and leadership.

Infinite Career Possibilities
Design communication strategies for implementation across a wide range of digital media and learn to develop visual concepts and ideas for digital productions, services, and applications. Handle commercial client relationships effectively and pitch ideas to boost your career as a Lead Designer, Strategist or Art Director across industries. Apply the Hyper Island methodology and contribute to effectiveness and productivity in groups.

Immerse Yourself in Design Thinking
At its core, Design Thinking focuses on understanding people's needs and creative discovery of solutions to meet those needs. Explore the process of design-thinking for problem-solving through prototyping and challenging project briefs.

WORK WITH THE BEST OF THE INDUSTRY

At Hyper Island, you will be a part of a collaborative and high-energy learning environment that mirrors the modern workplace dynamics. Surrounded by a diverse set of talent and industry experts from all over the world, you will get a chance to create solutions based on real problems of real clients.

CHANGE YOUR CAREER

This program bridges the technological side of data analytics with the communicative skills of design, storytelling, and business strategy. When you graduate you will be prepared for a career that has endless possibilities, be it as a Digital Strategist, Digital Marketer, Data or Web Analyst, Content Strategist or Entrepreneur.

JOIN A GLOBAL NETWORK

Hyper Island alumni and collaborators can be found in every corner of the world. Join our global network of Change Makers and Radical Thinkers.

Learn to communicate, work in teams, do self-reflection, get to know yourself better, whilst becoming part of a fantastic network.

Fanny Wacklin Nilsson

Visual Designer at above.se

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Meet the students

Before, I thought learning was just about memorizing. Here I realized that learning is so much more. It’s about testing and failing and reflecting.

Jin Jae Lee

Current Student from South Korea, Design Lead

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  • What are the program requirements?

    Applicants need to have a minimum of one year (full-time) work experience in a related field, as well as have obtained a high school diploma (“Gymnasieexamen”) or foreign equivalent.

  • What does the program cost?

    The program is free for anyone with a legal residency in a Nordic country (Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland or Faeroe Islands), regardless of nationality or citizenship. For International applicants, the program fee is 152 000 SEK.

  • What is the application deadline?

    For Nordic applicants: The application deadline for the program starting in August 2018 is April 5th. For International applicants, the application process is ongoing throughout the year.

  • What documents do I need to provide in my application?

    You need to submit your CV, Application Task (if you are an International applicant you may submit your portfolio or work samples instead), school transcripts (High School degree or higher) as well as certification that supports your CV (college/university transcripts, payslip, letter of recommendation, employer letter or similar).

  • What qualification will I gain from this program?

    The program is accredited by Myndigheten för Yrkeshögskola (Swedish National Agency for Higher Vocational Education) and graduates from the program will receive a diploma in Higher Vocational Education. International students graduating from the program will receive a non-accredited diploma of successful completion from Hyper Island.

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