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Wood Oriented Furniture Design, introductory course

Course Package
Bachelor’s level
30 credits (ECTS)
Study pace
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Full education cost: 141 000 SEK
First payment: 141 000 SEK

No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

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This is a freestanding course that includes a full-time semester study in design with specialization in Wood Oriented Furniture Design. The course is aimed at those who want an introduction to artistic studies at academic level in the field of design and wood. You follow the first semester of the BFA Program in Wood Oriented Furniture Design.


During one semester you will have the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of wood materials and techniques. You explore different techniques, both proficiently and expressively, based on different tasks and themes, with starting point in the concept of material, body and space. You get support in developing working methods and reflection on your own work, as well as communicating your choice of methods, both in writing and orally. Visual studies and literacy, as well as theory and history, are also included in the course. Teaching takes the form of lectures and exercises with supervision, workshops and briefings. During the spring semester there is a continuation course that should be applied for separately.

The course is part of the international environment at HDK-Valand in Steneby. Language of instruction is English. If you are Swedish-speaking, you can perform a few modules in Swedish, if you wish to. Applications can be submitted in English or Swedish.

The following courses are included in the semester:

  • SBMD06 Wood Oriented Furniture Design 1, 18 credits
  • SBHI01 Theory and History 1, 4.5 credits
  • SBVI01 Visual Studies, Visual Literacy 1, 7.5 credits

Apply for the course

1. Apply for the course on
Application period: March 15 - April 15 2021

2. Submit your work sample through SlideRoom: 
Period to submit portfolio: March 15 - April 22 

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

Prerequisites and selection


General entrance requirements

Special instructions for application

CV - Previous experience and education
Refer to courses you have attended, 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. 

Work samples, 6 images.
Show your own work that represent your creative experience. We want to see photographs of furniture and objects, drawings, sketches, paintings and/or croquis. The education is based on independent and practical exploration of the material wood and therefore we would like to see examples of experience of this in your portfolio. 

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


The selection is based on submitted work samples.