About HDK


On July 1 2012 the new HDK - Academy of Design and Crafts was created when Steneby - the School of Craft and Design in the city of Dals Långed merged with HDK in Gothenburg.

In Dals Långed there is a strong tradition within the crafts. Material-based educations have been offered here since the 1930s and during the 21s century Steneby has expanded with a new exhibition hall, a new library and new workshops.

In Gothenburg HDK is placed in the heart of the city, neighbour with Röhsska Design Museum. The house was built specially for our school in 1904, with support from Göteborgs Slöjdförening. Architect: Hans Hedlund.

The New HDK has a workshop area of 5612 square metres in total, of which 3768 are located at Steneby.


HDK’s aim is to be one of the most attractive and stimulating art university colleges in Europe.

Behind the vision you’ll find strategic decisions and priorities. Here you can read more about them, about HDK today and find examples of co-operation projects.

In our document library you can find course curriculums and other documents. Would you like to read more about our different cooperation with partners outside of the school? Please visit the headline "HDK Partner" in the main menue to your left.