Independent studies

Independent studies

Individual Studies, 30 HEC

Frida Jacobssons MA degree work 2011

This course is part of the Master programme in design, Individual specialization and is also given as an independent course. The overall theme of the course is the student's individual design process. The course provides an opportunity to deepen the knowledge about the design process and to develop one's own capacity for creativity through course components of a practical nature. The course deepens method proficiency and introduces new relevant methods for mastering one's own design process. The course consists of individual studies, seminars, literature studies and practical work, individually and in groups.

Entrance Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in Design along with 30 credits from the first course of the Masterporgramme in Design, DEMIS 1 or equivalent education. English proficiency equivalent of English studies at upper secondary level, English course B.

Applicants have to submit a portfolio, CV and/or a letter of intent according to the instructions given below.

COURSE START: January 17, 2012 until June 7, 2012 


How to apply ?

The application procedure is in two steps:

  1. First you have to register on-line at and send all official documents to: University Studies in Sweden, FE 1, SE-833 83 Stroemsund, Sweden. Read and follow the instructions at ”studera” carefully.
    The application code for this course is GU-75060
  2. After the on-line registration, you have to send your portfolio, CV and personal letter directly to: School of Design and Crafts (HDK), Box 131, SE-405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden. Please notice! If you are using delivery services the package has to be sent to the street address: School of Design and Crafts (HDK), Kristinelundsgatan 6-8, SE-411 37 Gothenburg, Sweden.

NB! The portfolio, CV and personal letter must reach School of Design and Crafts (HDK), no later
than September 1, 2011. Please mark your package/envelope and portfolio with the application code: GU-75060

What should the portfolio contain?
The portfolio should give a view of your artistic work and design skills. It should consist of materials that represent your skills and previous experience. You should not present more than 8 boards maximum size A3.
Digital material will not be accepted.
Please notice that HDK is not responsible for the portfolios, so please take out insurance on your portfolio if you find it necessary.

What should the personal letter contain?

You should explain the reason and the aims or your application, what you want to concentrate your studies on and what your future ambitions are.

TUITION FEE: Full course cost 96 250 SEK
Tuition fee does not apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students.

Further information on application and tuition fees:

The picture is a part of the MA degree work of Frida Jacobson