Independent studies

Independent studies

Independent Course ”Design as carrier of values” - 15 HEC

Independent Course ”Design as carrier of values” - 15 HEC

This fall HDK offers a single subject course in which the resault will be presented at the Furniture Fair in Milan 2016.

The course will be open to attend for both master students in design (Design Master, Child Culture Design och Business & Design) but also the third graders on bachelor-level! Furthermore, we want to offer students that graduates this year (from bachelor or master in design) to take part.

What gives an object a value?
The focus of the course will be on the physical object and how the language of design is communicating values, emphasizing on practical work, material and construction. Your work will result in a physical object/prototype and you are expected to plan and implement the results at the fair.

This course will run in the afternoons/evenings during the period of week 41 2015 – week 02 2016.

Course syllabys

Entry requirements
At least 120 higher education credits from BA level in Design or qualifications which can be assessed as being equivalent. A prerequisite is that you have an adequate knowledge of the workshops you plan to work with.

Selection criteria
The selection for admittance to the course is based on a portfolio.

Information about the portfolio
Your portfolio should consist of representative material that gives a picture of your skills and past experience. You should also attach a CV. The portfolio and CV should consist of a total of max 10 pages in our digital systems DAP.

The application consists of two steps during teh period March 17 to April 15:
  1. Make an Online Registration on and send all official documents proving your eligibility to VHS Admissions Service 838 72 Frösön Course registration code is GU-15055.
  2. Upload your CV, motivation and images in DAP, Digital portfolio. Manual for uploading information in DAP, here.

If you have any questions about the course please contact Johnny Friberg johnny.friberg [at]
For information about the application please contact Hdk Admissions at hdkadmission [at]

Tuition fee
Citizens from outside of the EU/EEA and Switzerland, are required to pay tuition fee at the amount 49 995 SEK. For more information about fees please visit

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