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Between Design and Architecture

Master's level | 15 credits | Course code: FKADAR | Sustainability related
Autumn 2020
50% Day
Period: 31 August 2020 - 15 January 2021
2 Closed GU-15054
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

Between Design and Architecture is a post degree course treating buildings, and more specifically dwellings, as assemblages of objects, components and consumer goods. In response to current social, economic and environmental change the course seeks to understand and elaborate on the role of design within domesticity and the construction of living environments. It suggests an open approach to architecture as a broad and diverse field of design in which the foundational relationship between producer and user is rethought, remodeled and prototyped while the consequences to the broader society is mapped.

The course is structured around two assignments. One being an individual design project and the other a collaborative making-led research. Both assignments are running through the full length of the course. The teaching consists of a variety of individual tutoring, thematised seminar weeks, lectures, workshops and guest speakers. Scheduled course meetings will occur approximately once every other week, however sometimes for more than two consecutive days at a time.

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: At least 180 ECT credits in Design, Architecture or equivalent

Selection: The selection is based on submitted work samples. Information about the work samples are available at

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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