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Metal Art, introductory course

Bachelor's level | 30 credits | Course code: SBMG1
Autumn 2020
100% Day
Period: 31 August 2020 - 17 January 2021
2 Closed GU-15002
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

This course package is aimed at you who want an introduction to artistic studies in metal art. Throughout an entire semester, you will have the opportunity to explore different techniques in metal through assignments and themes with a focus on materials, body, and space. You will receive support in developing working methods and reflecting on your work, and also in communicating your choice of methods orally and in writing. Through lectures, supervised exercises, workshops, and tutorials, you will explore visual design and communication, as well as theory and history, providing a foundation for a rich and well-rounded education as you develop your craftsmanship. 

You will study in an international and unique environment: HDK-Valand at Steneby in Dals Långed, 170 kilometres north of Gothenburg. We have one of the largest academic metal workshop in the world, including a 1200-square-meter forge. If you want to continue your studies beyond one semester, you can apply for a continuation course that takes place during the spring term.

Admission is made subject to availability in our workshops. The language of instruction is English, but if you are Swedish-speaking, you can perform certain tasks in Swedish. You can apply in English or Swedish.

The following courses are included in the semester:

SBMG01 Metal Art 1, 18 credits
SBHI01 Theory and History 1, 4.5 credits
SBVI01 Visual Studies, Visual Literacy 1, 7.5 credits

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: General entrance requirements

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: 138 500 SEK
First payment: 138 500 SEK

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

Study Guidance

Ann-Sofie Julin,, 031-786 5139


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

Phone: 031-786 10 00

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