Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design Faculty of Design

mission statement

The mission of the faculty of design is to form a national elite that creates a creative resource for solving complex problems in the field of design,  researching, innovation implementation, generation of new design ideas based on modern modeling and artistic creation of complex objects.

international role

The Faculty of Design cooperates with scientists, designers, artists from around 20 countries of the world. The art works by the Faculty staff (painting, batik, sculpture) are presented at exhibitions in Europe, Canada and the Republic of China. Thus, in particular, creative achievements were presented at international art events: "Malevich Tribute"  (Kyiv, 2015); RONG XIANG Museum in Tinhua (People's Republic of China, 2017); the Veba Gallery in Frankfurt am Main,  (Germany, 2016 and 2017); Pablo Cyrano Museum in Zaragoza (Spain, 2016), CDAN Museum in Huesca (Spain, 2018); GALERIE PEHBOCK in Vienna,  (Austria, 2018);  etc.

national role

Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design has the IVth level of accreditation of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine. It ranked in 21st place among the 200 Top HEI of Ukraine.  Faculty of Design is the leading center of Ukrainian design education.  It successfully collaborates with a wide range of Ukrainian art and design institutions: National Academy of Arts of Ukraine, National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture, Lviv National Academy of Arts, Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts, Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture, M. Boychuk Kyiv State Institute of Decorative Art And Design and others.

main focus

Students are getting knowledge both in the framework of the University standard curricula and original vocational courses which are developed by leading specialists and designers, and are constantly being improved. Students study original programs (fashion design, accessories and jewelry design, styling and hairdress design, design of brand products, graphic design, photo & video design, web-design, motion-design, industrial design, interior and furniture design, landscape design.) that meet the standards for designer training.

faculties and departments

Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design (former Kiev Technological Institute of Light Industry), as one of the leading higher educational institutions of Ukraine, has conducted high-quality training of fashion designers, engineers of clothing, footwear, and knitwear manufacture since 1930. It has become the center of Ukrainian education in the field of light industry.
The Faculty of Design was established in 2000 and it has developed art at the technological University successfully. Now it is the center of Ukrainian design education, not fashion designers only but a wide range of designers: industrial design, interior and decorate design, advertising and exhibition business, graphical and web design as well. 

There are five departments at faculty: Artistic designing of costume; Design; Interior and furniture design; Drawing and painting; Ergonomics and design. The faculty staff is leading experts in the field of design: corresponding members of academies, doctors and candidates of science and art history, members of the designers and artists unions of Ukraine.

Students are trained according to original programs that meet the international standards of the designers’ training. There are educational and scientific laboratories, Student Fashion House, Museum of Costume History, Museum of Photography KNUTD, photo studio "Prof. Hersh Chadha Studio ”, hairdressing workshop, etc. 
The Faculty of Design is the organizer of the annual International Competition of Young Fashion Designers "Pechersky Kashtany", All-Ukrainian Competition "Suzirya "Kashtan", International Student Photo Contest "Hot Ice", poster contest "Save ENERGY". The scientific journal "Art and design" is published quarterly.

bachelor level programs

Study Programme: «Design (by types)»:
Specializations: Graphic design, photo & video-, motion-, web-design; Fashion Design; Interior, furniture and landscape Design; Industrial Design
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Prescribed period of study: 8 semesters (4 years)
ECTS Credits: 240

master level programs

Study Program: Design (by types)
Degree: Master of Design
Prescribed period of study: 3 semesters (1 year 6 months)
ECTS Credits: 90

Subject areas: fashion design, accessories and jewelry design, styling and hairdressing design, design of brand products, corporate design, photo & video design, graphic design, web-design, motion-design, industrial design, interior and furniture design, landscape design

research activity and main areas

The main research areas:

design, aesthetics, ergonomics, constructive and functional issues of art in the context of ethnic culture, ecology and human life support systems; 
artistic and communicative aspects of the design objects formation by means of IT technology; 
current problems and development prospects for interior design; 
study of the structure and artistic and compositional characteristics of the costume in the development of clothing collections; 
ergonomic design and aesthetic shaping of products; 
methodological fundamentals for the creation of design objects on the basis of art synthesis.

doctorate level programs

PhD Programs: Design
Prescribed period of study: 4 years
ECTS Credits: 30-60

subject areas for exchange students

Graphic design, photo & video-, motion-, web-design; 
Fashion Design; 
Interior, furniture and landscape Design; 
Industrial Design

application deadlines

For the fall semester - 15 March;

for the spring semester - 15 October

teaching languages

English, Ukrainian, Russian

semester dates

Fall semester - from September 1 to January 10

Spring semester - from February 15 to June 30

cost of living per month (studying and living)

600 Euros

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