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Metal Art 2

Bachelor’s level
19,5 credits (ECTS)


This course offers intensive full-time studies in metal art for you who have prior knowledge at the university level or equivalent work experience and who want to develop further in the field. This package of standalone courses offered in English follows the second semester of the Bachelor's programme in Metal Design and takes place at HDK-Valand at Steneby in Dals Långed.


This course provides the opportunity for in-depth study of metal art for those who have prior knowledge at the university level or equivalent work experience and who want to develop further in the field. This semester of full-time studies follows the syllabus of the second semester of the Bachelor’s programme in metal art.

During the semester, you will work in one of the largest academic metal workshops in the world as you deepen your knowledge of materials and techniques in metal and apply them to your own design work. Our 1200-square-meter forge provides ample opportunities to explore different techniques based on tasks and themes founded on the concepts material, body, and space. Through lectures, application exercises with supervision, workshops, and tutorials, you will receive support for further developing your working methods and also for reflecting on your work and communicating your choice of methods both in writing and orally. You will gain in-depth knowledge of visual design, including the study of theory.

Our international and unique environment is located at HDK-Valand at Steneby in Dals Långed, 170 kilometres north of Gothenburg. Our courses and programmes are exemplary of our attitude towards the larger learning process, where we build a foundation and provide opportunities for further apprenticeship and mastery based on your individual preferences and goals.
Admission is made subject to availability in our workshops. The language of instruction is English. The application should be made in English.

Apply for the course

1. Apply for the course on

Application period: September 15 - October 15 2020 

2. Submit your work sample through SlideRoom:

Period to submit work sample: September 15–October 22 2020 

An application is only valid with a correctly submitted work sample. Read more about the work sample below.

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

Due to the current situation, the education at HDK-Valand this autumn will be carried out to a limited extent on campus. This means that courses will be held both through distance education and on site in workshops and student workplaces. We are awaiting instructions regarding the spring semester 2021.

A decision will be made by the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Gothenburg in November on the basis of recommendations from the Public Health Agency of Sweden due to Covid-19. This means that we, for the time being, cannot say with certainty which parts of the education will take place on campus during the spring and which will be given through distance education.
We also want to inform you that certain courses, or course elements, may not be completed during the spring semester 2021. Stay updated about the University of Gothenburg's guidelines due to the Corona pandemic here.

Prerequisites and selection


Special instructions for application

Work sample

Instructions for the work sample will be available before the course opens for application on September 15, 2020.

More information about Special instructions for application


Steneby is a creative cultural and educational environment in Dals Långed. The educational programmes at Steneby share a common ground in the materials wood, metal and textile. There is also an art gallery and a library.

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