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MFA Programme in Child Culture Design

Master's programme | 120 credits
Autumn 2020
100% Day
1 Closed GU-15096
1) Anyone can apply

About the Programme

Child Culture Design (CCD) is a field that is growing in knowledge, need and demand both nationally and internationally. By focusing on children's play, children's perspectives and their specific conditions, we have created a master program that has no equivalent in the world.

About the programme

The aim is to combine the subject design and the artistic practice with child culture and children's culture. An artistic and humanistic view permeates the education.

One of the cornerstones is working to create a sustainable society, not only in the ecological sense but also with regard to social equality, gender equality, ethics, economy and issues of social justice. A vital aspect is collaboration with organisations and other actors with common goals.



The programme is carried out through projects, lectures, seminars, workshops, thematic work and your own individual work. You will be training your practical and theoretical capabilities within the entire range of courses and projects. These will be carried out in cooperation with external partners and extend over areas like the shaping of environments where children spend their time, the products of these environments, toys, outdoor play objects, children’s books, new media, processes and methods.

The relationship between children's culture and child culture will be problematized in order to relate the subject of design to the concept of child culture. Through a series of lectures, you will be given the opportunity to take part of multidisciplinary research, and gain practice in referring to research results in their design projects.


Work areas/continuing studies

After your education, you’ll have the possibility to work as a designer, with play, child culture and children’s perspectives as your special qualification.

Within the field of design, you can work in traditional areas like product and industrial design, interior design or graphic design. HDK-Valand’s education, which extends beyond traditional professional boundaries, will also give you the possibility of creating your own path beyond those traditional professional boundaries.

A master degree in design will also qualify you for further applications to post-graduate studies.


MFA (Master of Fine Arts) in Design with specialization in Child Culture Design.


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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: Bachelor's degree in design of at least 180 credits or equivalent. Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS. In addition, approved work samples are required. 

Selection: The selection is based on an assessment of submitted work samples. Information and instructions regarding the work samples can be found under each course or programme description at

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full programme cost: 544 000 SEK
First payment: 136 000 SEK

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

Study Guidance

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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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