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Apply for Wood Oriented Furniture Design

This information concerns applications to the BFA Programme in Wood Oriented Furniture Design

Portfolio instructions  

Your portfolio for BFA Programme in Wood Oriented Furniture Design should include:

Part 1: Design assignment, 3 pages

”Cultural inlook”
There is a saying that we first need to study our past in order to understand our future.

In this design assignment, we would like you to investigate your own cultural background. What kind of wooden furniture can you find there? You are free to search 10, 50 or 200 years back in time, as long as you can find a piece of furniture you feel motivated to study. Use literature, museums or the web in order to find useful information. Use then this piece of furniture as inspiration for a new design in wood. The user of this new design will be you, 10 years from today’s date. Who are you then, and what are your needs?

Your work must include the following:

  • A sketch/illustration of your chosen piece of furniture as you have found it.
  • A written description of your chosen piece of furniture, in three sentences.
  • Process sketches and images. These can be photos, sketches and / or mood board. It is important that you show how you reached the result through the presentation.
  • Visualizations of your result. You are free to choose any technique such as renderings, sketches, images of model etc. but the result should be presented in an image that describes the user situation.
  • A written conclusion in which you motivate your result in terms of user needs, context and your personal goals. (maximum 1 page)

Part 2: Portfolio, minimum 3 pages

In this part you show own work that represent your creative experience. Here we look at form and color, presentation and ideas.

Part 3: Previous experience and education, 1 page

In this part, you refer to courses you have attended and describe past experiences that you believe are important for your application. Having attended a preparatory artistic training or preparatory wooden craft training is an advantage but not a requirement. Previous employments, hobbies or travels can be just as important to list here, if you find that it strengthens your application.

Applicants invited for an interview will receive an additional task to complete and bring to the interview.

Your application must be anonymous. Do not include name or contact details anywhere in this material.

All texts must be in English. 

Assessment/Criteria of the portfolio

Your portfolio is assessed based on the following criteria:

  • Process and idea – How you have chosen to generate ideas and develop these further.
  • Form, function and material knowledge – How you choose your materials, constructions and form.
  • Presentation – How you present your result, how you argue for your choices and strengthen these arguments in the visual material.

Submit your portfolio  

Submit your portfolio through our portfolio tool SlideRoom: https://applyartsgu.slideroom.eu      

SlideRoom closes at midnight (CET) on the day of deadline. When you have submitted your portfolio in time, you receive a confirmation e-mail from SlideRoom. 

We recommend that you upload your material at least 24 hours before the deadline. It takes time to upload files and it is your responsibility to complete your application on time.

Please note that it is not possible to submit your portfolio after the application period in SlideRoom has closed.

For more information about SlideRoom, see: About SlideRoom

General entry requirements

Submit all documentation on antagning.se/universityadmissions.se that shows you fulfill the entry requirement. It is important that you submit complete documentation and follow the country specific guidelines carefully.

For more information click here

If you submit incomplete documentation you will be considered unqualified.

Selection & admission  

All complete applications are assessed by a jury consisting of the Programme Director and representatives from the department to which the program belongs.

A number of applicants will be called for an interview. The interviews will be held online in the spring of 2021. Notification on whether you are called for an interview or not will be sent to the email address that is registered on universityadmissions.se

Your eligibility is assessed separately from your portfolio. Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be granted an exemption if the department deems that the applicant shows the prerequisites to take advantage of the education without fulfilling the entry requirements. You can show this by the following:

  •  other relevant education
  • relevant professional experience or other practical experience
  •  relevant artistic skills and abilities

Key dates

January 22, 2021: Application period opens

March 1, 2021: Last day to apply for the programme at universityadmissions.se

March 8, 2021: Last day to submit your portfolio in SlideRoom

March 15, 2021:  Last day to complete your application. Supplementary documentation is uploaded to your pages on www.universityadmissions.se   

March 15, 2021: Last day to pay the registration fee or provide proof you are exempted from paying 

March / April 2021: Notification if you have gone on to the interview will be sent out. It is sent to the e-mail address you have provided on  universityadmissions.se

April 2021: Interviews are conducted.

April 2021: Your eligibility is reviewed

May 6, 2021: Admission notice is published on universityadmissions.se