Applied design - Career Options

Industrial design

The design of products for consumer or industrial use. The industrial designer strikes a balance between the function of an object and its looks. Aspects to keep in mind are safety, affordability, style, materials and many more.

Interior design

Interior designers design interior spaces to suit their users’ needs, such as office spaces, houses, hotels and the like. They must be practical and artistic at the same time.


Architects design the buildings we see around us. They must combine creativity and technical know-how to create buildings and other structures to suit the needs of their clients.

Graphic design

The graphic designer brings across a message by means of a visual medium, be it a printed brochure, a web site, a video and the like. Graphic designers are creative, while also being practical.

Ceramic design

The ceramic designer can work as a potter, a sculptor or a production manager in a ceramics factory. Ceramics are not restricted to household articles, but are also widely used in architecture and interior design.

Jewellery design

A jewellery designer is taught drawing, designing, manufacturing and knowledge about gemstones and materials. Here you combine your creativity with practical skill.

Clothing design

The clothing designer must interpret clothing styles and accessories for each season and does not only learn design, but also manufacturing and business skills.

Textile design and technology

The textile designer does not only design cloth, but also learn about special effects using fabrics. A keen sense of style and colour would be attributes of a textile designer.


A photographer needs to be creative, but also know the ins and outs of photographic equipment and technology. Photographers can work in fashion and art, but also in the medical, engineering and law enforcement fields.

Entertainment technology

After having studied entertainment technology, you can apply your technical and administrative skills in stage, film, video and corporate entertainment. You will have the know-how to get a production off the ground.

Film and video technology

The film and video technologist learns about production, editing, photography, scriptwriting and many more aspects of the film and television world – using creativity and technical know-how to create a complete product.


The multimedia specialist works with all types of communication media to convey a message. The media include print, television, radio and the Internet, film and any more.

Fine Arts

Fine artists interpret the world around them through painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture. These days fine artists also use computers and other media to express themselves.