On the 1st of January 2020, Valand Academy and HDK – Academy of Design and Crafts merged and formed HDK-Valand – a new University department for design and art.
This merger will enable the better utilisation of our broad range of subjects, comprising of: Crafts, Design, Film, Fine Art, Literary Composition and Photography, as well as teacher education in Visual Arts and Sloyd. Our goal is the formation of a strong arts academy, and our focus: the promotion of cutting-edge research, education and outreach.
Our subjects and education
HDK-Valand 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 provide highly specialised degree programmes in an outgoing, international environment.
Locations and workshops
Workshops with the right equipment are a prerequisite for you to test and develop your projects and ideas. At HDK-Valand, we strive to provide as complete an environment as possible. In our premises, in Gothenburg and Steneby, there are opportunities to make your vision a reality.