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Materiality In The Experienced Space

Master's level | 15 credits | Course code: SBMR01 | Sustainability related
Autumn 2020
50% Distance
Period: 31 August 2020 - 17 January 2021
MEETINGS: 4 of which 4 are mandatory.
2 Closed GU-15050
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

The spatial perception is something that controls many of our behaviors. Within disciplines such as architecture, design and scenography, it is one of the most central areas of knowledge.

It is a well-established opinion that the properties of the materials are of great importance to our experiences, however what properties in the materials are affecting us, and in what ways? How can materiality be used in an artistic work?

The course is an in-depth study of spatial design with focus on how material influences our perception. During the course, the participants will be able to explore how materials effect our experience of space, and in practical work develop oneself through exercises in spatial design. Theoretical studies are interspersed with practical experiments, and the experiences are processed in discussions between the participants. Experienced teachers in topics such as materiality, architecture, design, light, and artistic work will contribute to a learning situation that will enrich you who work with spatial design and who want to have the opportunity to focused in-depth studies.

The course is web-based with compulsory meetings at the HDK Steneby campus. Participation mainly takes place via computer and internet. Participants meet at campus in Dals Långed, in an inspiring study environment, on four occasions during the course.

Since the classes start in the morning, it might be necessary to arrive the night before.

The language of instruction is English.

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: At least 180 credits in Crafts, Design, Fine Art, Architecture or the equivalent. In
addition, English level 6/English B is required.

Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 69 250 SEK
First payment: 69 250 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

Study Guidance


HDK-Valand - Academy of Art and Design
Box 131
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Kristinelundsgatan 6-8

Phone: 031-786 10 00

Course that is sustainability-focused where at least one of the learning outcomes clearly shows that the course content meets one of the current sustainability criteria. The content with a focus on sustainability must also, in accordance with the criteria, constitute the course's main focus

Course that is sustainability-related where at least one of the learning outcomes clearly shows that the course content meets one of the current sustainability criteria.

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Utskriftsdatum: 2020-07-09