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Artist in a workshop.
Photo: Christian-Habetzeder (Artist Fredrik Ingemansson)
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From Craft to Arts & Crafts 1

Course
FKGCA1
Bachelor’s level
15 credits (ECTS)
Study pace
50%
Time
Mixed time
Location
Location independent
Study form
Distance
Language
English
Duration
-
Application open
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Application code
GU-15041
Tuition
Full education cost: 70 500 SEK
First payment: 70 500 SEK
Application closed

Summary

This distance course is addressed to students that have craft experience and seeking artistic understanding and development towards an arts and crafts practice.

About

The first part of the course consists of stocktaking of current craft practice in order for you to formulate your expectations for your future artistic development. This is followed by a workshop that introduces the importance of constructive feedback for others and yourself. Through a writing assignment, the students formulate their first feedback to another student’s craft practice.

In the second part of the course the students will be introduced to artistic development tools and methods. Every method will be applied with an assignment and the result will be discussed.

A theory workshop will create the student’s awareness of the importance of historic heritage in contemporary arts and crafts, followed by an investigation of contemporary artist working with historic aspects. The assignments end with an investigation of historic references that have relevance to their own field of interest. 

The entire course will end with implementing the new knowledge and understanding in a work project. The work result will be presented and discussed.

All parts of the course are supported with individual and group tutoring. The course is taught in English.

Submit compulsory work samples

To apply for this course, it is mandatory to submit a work sample. Submit your work sample in SlideRoom: https://applyartsgu.slideroom.eu/#/Login

Information on what your work sample should contain can be found further down on this page.

Work samples for applications for the spring semester 2022 should be submitted between 15 September - 22 October 2021.

More information about HDK-Valand - Academy of Art and Design here.


Prerequisites and selection

Requirements

General entrance requirements

Special instructions for application

1. CV - Previous studies, employments, hobbies or travels can be just as important to list here, if you find that it strengthens your application (max 3000 characters)

2. Motivation letter -  A short motivation letter that describes why you want to take the course (max 3000 characters)

3. Portfolio - The portfolio should include 5-7 images of your own work. Here you show work that represent your creative experience.

Selection

The selection is based on submitted work samples.