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HDK-Valand – Academy of Art and Design, at the University of Gothenburg, conducts education and research in Design, Film, Photography, Fine Art, Crafts and Literary Composition – as well as teacher education in Visual Arts and Sloyd. We also offer a Master's Programme of Fine Arts in Literary Translation.
Together with our sister department – the Academy of Music and Drama – we form the most broad-ranging faculty of arts in Scandinavia.
Within this transdisciplinary context, we provide highly specialised degree programmes in an outgoing, international environment – where our unique and broad range of subjects also enables our students and staff to foster a broader artistic perspective, as well as to explore new working models and research fields.
Student and teacher exchange studies, also exchange studies at PHD-level. Participation in international exhibitions, fairs, competitions and work-shops. Projects in developing countries.
HDK-Valand – Academy of Art and Design, at the University of Gothenburg, conducts education and research in Design, Film, Photography, Fine Art, Crafts and Literary Composition. Collaborations with universities in the region: Chalmers University of Technology, The Swedish School of Textiles School of Bussines, Economics and Laws Associations: ADA – Association for Design and Advertising Bengtsfors kommun BRG – Business Region Göteborg, Cirrus – Nordic network, D&R Design, Research network ELIA – European League Institute of the Arts, Göteborg Crafts Association, Kids Ark Not Quite NUTEK – The Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth SA – Swedish Association of Architects SIDA – Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency SVID – Swedish Industrial Design Foundation Other institutions The Röhss Museum for Design and Applied Arts, Göteborg Industrial and business connections IKEA, Volvo.
BA, MA in Crafts, Design and Art. Research in Design, Crafts and Arts. Teacher Training Programmes
Faculties and Departments
Design, Film, Photography, Fine Art, Crafts and Literary Composition – as well as teacher education in Visual Arts and Sloyd.
Bachelor Level Programs
BFA in Design, 3 years
BFA in Ceramic Art, 3 years
BFA in Jewellery Art, 3 years
BFA in Textile Art, 3 years
BFA in Film Composition, 3 years
BFA in Fine Arts, 3 years
BFA in Photography, 3 years
BFA in Metal Arts, 3 years
BFA in Testile-Body-Space, 3 years
BFA in Wood Oriented Furniture Design, 3 years
Master Level Programs
MFA in Design, 2 years
MFA in Child Culture Design, 2 years
MFA in Crafts with specialty in Ceramic Art, 2 years
MFA in Crafts with specialty in Jewellery Art, 2 years
MFA in Crafts with specialty in Textile Art, 2 years
Department of Teachers Education programme
MA Specialist teacher examVisual Art, 2 years
MFA in Design with Specialisation in Embedded Design, 2 years
MFA in Film, 2 years
MFA in Fine Arts, 2 years
MFA in Photography, 2 years
MFA Programme in Applied Arts and Design, Metal Art, 2 years
MFA Programme in Applied Arts and Design, Textile-Body-Space, 2 years
MFA Programme in Applied Arts and Design, Wood oriented Furniture design, 2 years
Subject Areas for Exchange Students
Please follow this link for information about exchange studies: https://www.gu.se/en/study-in-gothenburg/exchange-student/courses/faculty-specific-information/faculty-of-fine-applied-and-performing-arts/exchange-studies-at-hdk-valand-academy-of-art-and-design
Autumn semester: 15 February – 1 April
Spring semester: 1 September – 15 October
On bachelor level the main teaching (lectures) is held in Swedish, however all teachers, fellow students and staff speaks English. Project and courses descriptions are always available in English. Examinations and presentations are always held in English whenever exchange students are in the group.
On Master level, teaching language is English.
Autumn semester: beginning of September – mid January
Spring semester: Mid January – beginning of June
Cost of Living Per Month (Studying and Living)