The information below remains after the admission to the 2017-18 academic year. In January 2018 we will post new information to apply for the academic year of 2018-19. From mid-March 2018 you can fill in the application and upload work samples. Last day and time for your application and work samples is 23.59 on Monday 21 May 2018.

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 17th – May 29th 2017

You can apply directly on the website from March 17th to May 29th 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 29th 2017. Add SEK 50 per payment to cover the foreign bank transfer costs.

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Required work samples March 17th – May 29th 2017

From Friday in March 17th to Monday in May 29th 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 ”Inside, outside and a glimpse of yourself”, 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 – “Inside, outside and a glimpse of yourself”

Sit in front of a window. Draw the view through the window, and also a part of the room you are in, for example, window sill, curtain, objects. Also draw a part of yourself in the drawing, such as a hand, a knee, a foot and so on.

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 and Textile Design and Craft

The programs Metal 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.

General Art, Crafts and Design

Create your own fantasy animal by combining any two animals of your choice. Build a three-dimensional model of it. You can use paper, cardboard, recycled paper, tape and glue. Do not colour the animal, but the paper or cardboard may have different colours and shades. You may use a black pen if you want do markings. Do not make it too small, the approximate dimensions of 30 cm. Photograph of fantasy animal from two different directions.

Graphic Design and Illustration

Create a visual identity for the fictional food chain Smat. In the future Smat one of Sweden’s most important chains of supermarkets. Fill in these sentences:
Smat is a supermarket which is different from others by ……………

The uniqueness of Smat is ………………

The graphic profile for Cursus 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

Make a container or packaging whose form is describes the content. You want to keep or store something that is important to you. Draw what you want to store and suggest by drawing a container or packaging for this purpose. Consider how the container’s shape and feature may help to express its content. Build a simple model of the container or packaging and take photos of it. Present this in maximum 2 JPG files in A3 format. Describe how you reason in your process in the image descriptions when upload the presentations. Good luck!

Ceramics Design and Craft and Textile Design and Craft

Find a caterpillar (or an image of a caterpillar) that interest you. Make it three-dimensional. Use for example paper, glue, tape, wire, fabric, paint and pencils. Do not make it too small, the approximate dimensions of 30 cm. Take photos of it, preferably from several different angles.

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 13th – 16th 2017

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 13th to 16th 2017.


Information about admissions will be distributed by e-mail in the middle of June 2017.