HDK-Valand – Academy of Art and Design, at the University of Gothenburg, conducts education andresearch in Design, Film, Photography, Fine Art, Crafts and Literary Composition – as well as teacher education in Visual Arts and Sloyd. We provide highly specialised degree programmes in an outgoing, international environment – where our unique and broad range of subjects also enables our students and staff to foster a broader artistic perspective, as well as to explore new working models and research fields. Together with our sister department – the Academy of Music and Drama – we form the most broad-ranging faculty of arts in Scandinavia.
On the 1st of January 2020, Valand Academy and HDK – Academy of Design and Crafts are to merge and form HDK-Valand – a new University department for design and art. This merger will enable the better utilisation of our broad range of subjects, comprising of: Crafts, Design, Film, Fine Art, Literary Composition and Photography, as well as teacher education in Visual Arts and Sloyd. Our goal is the formation of a strong arts academy, and our focus: the promotion of cutting-edge research, education and outreach.
Read more about HDK-Valand on our website: hdk-valand.gu.se/english