Apply for the programme

The applicationperiod for the academic year 2017/2018 is closed and will open in the beginning of December 2017  for the academic year 2018/2019.

1. Apply for the programme at

2. Submit your portfolio in our system DAP

The application is not valid without a correctly submitted portfolio.



You apply for the programme on and submit all documentation that is needed to show that you fulfill the entry requirements. It is very important that you submit complete documentation. Read more at
If you are not a Swedish citizen, or you 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 at


The portfolio instructions are different for each programme. If you apply for more than one programme you have to submit a separate portfolio for each programme.
The portfolio is submitted digitally in our system DAP. We recommend you start creating your portfolio well before March 8.

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 email. Make sure to check you have received this email, or else your portfolio was not submitted correctly.

Here you find instructions for portfolio 2017.


All complete applications are assessed by a jury consisting of the Programme Director and representatives from the department. The jury choose a number of applicants who will proceed to the interview process. If you don’t proceed to the interview, you will get a message at, saying that your application is cancelled. After the interview week, the jury will rank the applicants.

The University’s Admissions Office will decide if you meet the general entry requirements for academic studies. If you don’t, your application will be regarded as unqualified. If you are not formally qualified, the jury could make an exemption from the formal requirements, if they have ranked the portfolio high and they consider the applicant having a great artistic development potential. This is done on the initiative of the jury and you cannot ask for this assessment to be made. 


Please note that admission for this programme runs in a separate admission round, for what reason Key dates on are not valid.

20 January
The application period starts.

1 March
Last day to apply at

8 March
Last day to submit your portfolio in DAP

10 March
Last day to submit the documents required to prove you are qualified

10 March
Last day to pay the application fee or provide proof you are exempted from paying.

Call for interview will be sent by email. If you’re not qualified for interview, you will get a message at that your application is cancelled.

5-7 April
Interviews will be held at HDK at Steneby, Dals Långed. If you cannot make it to Steneby, there will be alternatives on the internet for international applicants.

March -April
Your formal qualifications are assessed.

15 May
First notification of results is published on

31 May
Last day to reply to your admission decision, by email to hdkadmission [at]


If you have any questions during the application period, don’t hesitate to contact us at hdkadmission [at]