The information here was about applying to academic year 2019-20.

In the end of January 2020, we will publish new information on how to apply for our academic year 2020-21. 

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 18th – May 20th 2019

You can apply directly on the website from March 18th to May 20th 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 20th 2019. Add SEK 50 per payment to cover the foreign bank transfer costs.

IBAN=SE65 9500 0099 6034 0028 2335

Required work samples March 18th – May 20th 2019

From Monday in March 18th to Monday in May 20th 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 ”Draw a stairwell”, 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. Allowed file types are jpg and png. Each image must not exceed 3 MB (when it is unopened).

Mandatory drawing task – draw a stairwell

Draw a stairwell! 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). Find a stairwell and draw from what you see with pencil and eraser on an A3 paper. If you want, you can place one or more optional items on the stairs.

Additional mandatory assignments to Graphic Design and Illustration, Design and Architecture, Ceramics Design and Craft and Metaldesign and Craft

When you apply some of our programs – Graphic Design and Illustration, Design and Architecture, Ceramics Design and Craft and Metaldesign and Craft – we need to see additional mandatory assignments

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

Graphic Design and Illustration

Create an emblem and graphic profile for the Nyckelviksskolan. An emblem can be a descriptive image mark, for example, as a heraldic shield. (If you are wondering what it is, then you will research a little about what heraldry and coats of arms are).

Challenges: How can an emblem for the Nyckelviksskolan carry traditions but still be modern and feel current in our time and onwards?

The graphic profile includes:
– create an emblem
– use a color palette of max 4 colours
– choose a font

Present the graphic identity (emblem, colour) applied on the school’s intended sign / facade, bag / bag and school shirt. Display this on a maximum of 2 JPG files in A3 format.

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

Design and Architecture

The souvenir is an object that houses a memory. The function of the souvenirs is to convey the memory of a place, not just to yourself but also to others.

Choose a place you have visited yourself and that exists in reality. How did you experience the place? Think of three words that describe the place. Think about what qualities a souvenir should have. Which factors play a role (such as if the souvenir has a function, a specific target group, how the souvenirs link to the place or what makes the souvenirs attractive)?

Make your souvenir in modeling clay. It should be no bigger than 20 cm x 20 cm x 20 cm. Take photos of the souvenir from two or three different angles / perspectives.

Also make a postcard from the site. Picture on the front (drawing, collage or photo) and a greeting from the place on the back. Your three words should be included in the greeting.

You can put together the photos on the souvenir to a picture if you want. Likewise, you can merge the front and back of the postcard into an image.

Ceramics Design and Craft

Think about, what is a craft or vehicle? How can it look? Make the craft of recycled material, whatever you can find. You can also use paper, tape and/or string. Do not make it too small, about 30 cm x 30 cm (or larger). Take photos of it from three different directions. You can put these photos together to a picture if you want.

Metaldesign and Craft

How would you look if you were a plant? The task is to produce a three-dimensional form of you as a plant. Use materials such as steel wire, cardboard, paper, paint, string, tape and glue. It should be approximately 30 cm. Place this form in an environment / space that creates a tension between the form and its placement. Give the form a name. Take photos of it 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 3rd – 5th and 7th 2019

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 3rd to 5th and 7th 2019.


Information about admissions will be distributed by e-mail in the middle of June 2019.