Independent studies

Independent studies

Spring 2018 Introduction to Research Within the Arts II

Introduction to Research Within the Arts II


The course aims and objectives are to provide the student with an individual specialization in the field of developing, initiating, communicate and carry out their own research projects in the artistic field. The course is organized in series of seminars that aim to develop the students own research projects in the field of theory, method, preparation and argumentation.

The course is given every other Monday afternoon, spring semester 2018.

Entry requirements 
Students are eligible to attend this course if they have achieved a Pass (G) in the course FKIKF1, Introduction to research within the artistic field I, 7.5 credits or the equivalent

How to apply

  1. Apply for the course at Last day to apply: October 16
  2. Submit your portfolio in our system DAP. Last day to submit your portfolio: October 23

An application is not complete without a correctly submitted portfolio

You apply for the course on and submit all documentation that is needed to show you fulfill the entry requirement. It is important you submit complete documentation. Read more about Documenting your eligibility. If you are not a Swedish citizen or are a Swedish citizen living abroad you either have to provide proof you are exempted from paying the application fee, or pay the application fee. Read more about the Application fee.

Your portfolio

Your portfolio is submitted digitally in our system DAP. We recommend you start creating your portfolio in good time. DAP closes at midnight sharp on the day of deadline, and we can give technical support until 18:00 the same day. When you have submitted your portfolio you receive a confirmation by email. Make sure to check you have received this email, or else your portfolio has not been submitted correctly.
Link to DAP:

The portfolio for this course should consist of:

  1. CV - 1 slide. CV will be assessed based on previous and relevant professional experience.
  2. Letter of Intent - 1 slide. Your letter of intent will be assessed based on your ability to formulate your learning goals and interests in relation to your previous experience.
  3. Material representing your practice - maximum 3 files (could be images, video, audio and/or text) The material will be judged based on your professional ability in relation to what is addressed in the letter of intent.

Selection and Admission

All complete applications are assessed by a jury consisting of the course coordinator and eventual other representatives from the department, and are ranked according to the assessment criteria. Your academic qualifications are assessed by the University’s Admissions Office.  If you do not fit the entry requirement, your application is made unqualified. 

If you are not formally qualified the jury has the possibility of making exemptions from the formal requirements, if they have ranked your portfolio high and considers your background to be equal that of the entry requirement. This is done on the initiative of the jury - the applicant cannot ask for this assessment to be made.

Further information

Key dates for this admission period can be found on – Key dates.

Before the start of the course published information reading list, schedule and welcome GUL (University of Gothenburg's learning platform) open sides.

Course coordinator

Henric Benesch henric.benesch [at]


If you have questions about the course please contact course coordinator.

Here we have put together frequently asked questions and answers concerning international applicants. If you cannot find the answer to your question under FAQ please send an e-mail to: hdkadmission [at]