Please note that the instructions below concern the application for the running academic year 2018-19. However, we let the information still be available for you to see how the applying process works for our programs.

In January 2019, we will publish new information here on how to apply for academic year 2019-20. The application can be made directly here on the website starting March 15th 2019 and it must be no later than Monday, May 20th 2019 at 23.59. During the same period, you can upload your work samples digitally. Welcome to apply!

Information for foreign students

Foreign students should be aware of the fact that all teaching are being held in Swedish, but some individual instruction in English is possible. When necessary, instructions and manuals will be translated in English for the foreign student. Therefore, a good knowledge in English is a requirement. During the year there are about ten lectures in the history of arts and crafts. The lectures will be held in Swedish.


In order to apply for course entrance at Nyckelviksskolan, the applicant must have upper secondary school qualifications (high school education), equivalent education or have gained a certain amount of work experience. If you have not completed your high school education, please send us a certificate to confirm your eligibility with your application. Once you have completed and submitted the application on the home page you will receive an email with login information to your page digital work samples. There you confirm your eligibility by uploading your certificates.

Applications March 16th – May 21st 2018

You can apply directly on the website from March 16th to May 21st at 23.59.

Application fee

The application fee of SEK 250 should be payed for each program you apply for at the latest on May 21th 2018. Add SEK 50 per payment to cover the foreign bank transfer costs.

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Required work samples March 16th – May 21st 2018

From Friday in March 16th to Monday in May 21st you will be able to upload your samples of work digitally. Gmail, Live and Hotmail both have strong spam filters, so if you have not received our automatically posted mail within a couple of hours, check your junk mail. Please contact us at if there is no emails from us there.

The compulsory work samples for all applicants are:

– At least 3 paintings
– At least 5 drawings, one of these is a mandatory drawing task on the theme ”Empty everything you have in your bag and draw”, see instructions below.

For us to be able to assess your potential, ambition and skills we need to see different sides of what you do. If you show work samples containing only the expression you like best, or the interest you spend most time on, it may be difficult for us to assess your application. Keep in mind that a certain width in your application helps us to get an idea of ​​your sense of colour and form, vision, and ability to communicate your ideas. One of the reasons that we are helped seeing the applicant’s work with mandatory assignments is that we get a glimpse of how the applicant see things, think and work within a given framework.

You choose which material you want to draw in – pencil, ink, charcoal or chalk. Painting materials could be for example oil, acrylic, gouache, watercolor, pastel chalk or spray paint.

It is important that you provide the correct number of work samples and that the mandatory task is included. Otherwise, your application is incomplete and will not be processed. You may display up to 18 different images including the compulsory and voluntary work samples. Each image must not exceed 3 MB (when it is unopened).

Mandatory drawing task – “Empty everything you have in your bag and draw”

Empty everything you have in your bag on the table, on the floor or on the bed. Draw the bag and the bag contents from three perspectives. Draw with pencil on a little larger sheet of paper, such as A3. You can choose to draw the different perspectives on 1, 2 or 3 papers.

The purpose of this exercise is to show how you draw a part of reality by using your vision (not a fantasy picture, do not take a photo, do not draw with the computer).

Draw with a pencil on a slightly larger sheet, for example of A3 size.

Additional mandatory assignments to General Art, Crafts and Design, Graphic Design and Illustration, Design and Architecture, Ceramics Design and Craft, Textile Design and Craft and Metaldesign and Craft

The programs Woodwork and Design and the vocational program for Specialist Craft Tutors do not have additional mandatory assignments besides the mandatory drawing task.

General Art, Crafts and Design

Create a craft or vehicle with inspiration from nature! Crafts like aircrafts, helicopters, ships, trains, cars, scooters and spacecrafts are often designed with inspiration from nature and animal kingdom. Build your own imagination as a three-dimensional model. For example, use paper, cardboard, recycled paper, tape and glue. Do not paint the craft, but the paper may have different colors and shades. You may use black pen for markings. Do not make it too small, approximate measure 30 cm. Photograph of the craft from 2 different directions. You can put these photos together to a picture if you wish.

Graphic Design and Illustration

Create a logo and graphic profile for a fictional gym. Find a new gym concept and a name. Fill in these sentences:

This is a gym that differs from others by ……………

The unique thing about the gym is ……………….

The graphic profile for the gym includes:
– create a logo
– a color palette of up to 4 colors
– choice of fonts

Present the graphic identity (logo, colour) applied on the company’s sign, bags and clothing (it can be T-shirts, scarfs or any garment). Present this in maximum 2 JPG files in A3 format.

Show your idea process in a JPG file in A3 format. How did you come up with the logo, fonts and colours?

Architecture and Design

1 kg salt: Create a three-dimensional work of 1 kg of salt. The salt can be of any kind you choose. You may use 1 sheet of A4 paper and glue as a binder if you wish. Place the work in an environment / space that creates a tension between the work and the place. Give this work a name. Photograph the work from three different angles / perspectives. You can put these photos together to a picture if you wish.

Ceramics Design and Craft and Textile Design and Craft

Choose an ingredient for a vegetarian meal. Sketch it and build it three-dimensional in paper or cardboard, string and / or glue. Approximate measure 30 cm. Photograph it from some different directions. Photograph of it, preferably from several different directions.

Metaldesign and Craft

How would you look if you were an animal? The task is to make a three-dimensional model of your own ”spirit animal”. Use materials such as steel wire, cardboard, paper, paint, cord, tape and glue. The model should not be larger than about 30 cm but be careful not to make it too small. Photograph the model from 3 different angles. You can put these photos together to a picture if you wish.

Voluntary work samples

You may display up to 18 different images including the compulsory work samples. Each image must not exceed 3 MB (when it is unopened).

Work beyond the obligatory may be made of any material. Maybe you want to view more drawings and paintings and digital works or short films. Three-dimensional works – such as jewelry, pottery, furniture, clothing or sculpture – should be displayed as photos. Include information about the size, material and technique.

Interviews of applicants for Specialist Craft Tutors June 4th – 8th 2018

Based on your eligibility and written account on why you wish to become a Specialist Craft Tutor, your work samples and other qualifications, a number of applicants are selected for an interview at Nyckelviksskolan between June 4th to 8th 2018.


Information about admissions will be distributed by e-mail in the middle of June 2018.