Latest update March 16, 2022

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. 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 17 – May 23 2022

You can apply directly on the website from March 17 to May 23 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 23, 2022.

Add SEK 50 per payment to cover the foreign bank transfer costs.

IBAN=SE33 1200 0000 0125 5014 3191

If you have a Swedish bank account please pay 250 kronor for each program to bankgiro account 5022-1803 or swish to no. 123-513 78 15 no later than Monday 23 May.

Required work samples March 17 – May 23 2022

From Thursday, March 17 to Monday, May 23 at 23.59 you will be able to upload your samples of work digitally.

When you have completed and submitted the application on the website, you will receive an e-mail with login details to your page for digital work samples and certificates. Live and Hotmail have strong spam filters and the automatically generated email is usually blocked by these email programs. However, Gmail works. If you have not received the e-mail with login information within a couple of hours, check your junk mail. Please contact us at if there is no e-mail 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 room within a room”, see instructions below.

For us to be able to assess your motivation, 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 color 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 5 MB (when it is unopened).

Mandatory drawing task – draw a room within a room

Sit in a room and look at a door that leads to another room. Open that door. Draw what you see through the door and parts of the room you are sitting in.

Draw with a pencil on slightly larger sheets of paper, such as A3. The purpose of the task is to show you how to draw a part of reality by using your sight (not a fantasy image, do not draw from a photo and do not draw in the computer or on a tablet).

Additional mandatory assignments to all one-year programs

When you apply to our one-year programs (40 weeks) – General Art, Crafts and Design / Design and Architecture / Graphic Design and Illustration / Textile Design and Craft / Ceramics Design and Craft / Metaldesign and Craft / Woodwork and Design – we need to see additional mandatory assignments

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

General Art, Crafts and Design

Build your own insect with paper or thin cardboard and tape. Do not color the work, but the materials can have different colors and shades. Photograph it from three different angles. You can combine the three photos into one image document.

Graphic Design and Illustration

Create a graphic profile for a future food product that replaces today’s meat industry. Using stem cells from cows, the researchers have developed a method for artificially growing beef in the laboratory. The method is called 3D bio printing. The researchers believe that the production of meat through this method can be a big step closer to succeeding in producing more sustainable meat in the future.

A future fictional company produces this type of meat. Invent a name and design a logo and choose colors and fonts that visualize the company’s identity. To create a graphic profile is thus to:

– design a logo

– use a color palette of a maximum of 4 colors

– select font

Now we want to see what the product looks like! Present the graphic profile (logo, color) applied to a package, bag and perhaps any other optional device (such as a facade sign, on a vehicle or something else). Show this on a maximum of 3 jpg files in A3 format.

View your thought and sketch process on another JPG file in A3 format. How did you come up with the logo, fonts and colors?

Design and Architecture

Create a new bus shelter to your nearest bus stop!

Start from your nearest bus stop. Redo it! Create an unexpected design for a bus shelter that calls for wonder or conversation between strangers.

Build a model, which is between 20 x 20 x 20 cm and 30 x 30 x 30 cm in size, of your new bus shelter in any box. (It can be, for example, pizza box, milk package, or corrugated cardboard from your kitchen.) Take a picture of the place where your nearest bus stop is, and place a drawing of your new bus shelter in the photograph, so that the size and shape of your bus shelter can be understood in it environment it is intended for.

Let the shape be inspired by two of the following words: warm, sporty, explosive, exclusive, fluffy or vibrating.

There is art in the metro in Stockholm. Why not expand the artistic design to bus stops across the country? Your new bus shelter needs to retain the functions that your bus stop has today (such as visibility, weather protection, protection of pedestrians and cyclists and accessibility for people with disabilities).


– 1 model (in cardboard, 20x20x20 cm – 30x 30×30 cm large)

– 1 collage (photo and drawing)

Describe with a sentence how you thought, weave your two chosen words into the sentence: warm, sporty, explosive, exclusive, fluffy or vibrating.

Textile Design and Craft

Paint a portrait of a part of yourself in color!

Zoom in, choose a detail of your body, such as your eye, your knee, your foot… Paint with the colors you like. Use A4 size paper – cover the entire surface, leaving no white space! Avoid using contours. Use some kind of crayons. A mirror can come in handy. Photograph the portrait.

Ceramics Design and Craft

What would you look like if you were a tree?

The task is to make a three-dimensional shape of yourself as a tree. Use recycled materials, such as paper, cardboard, plastic, metal, and tape. Do not color the work, but the materials can have different colors and shades. You may use black pencil for eventual markings. Dimensions: at least 30 cm.

Photograph the tree from two different directions. You can merge the two photos into one image document. Give the work a name.

Metaldesign and Craft

Make a three-dimensional portable object that describes a feeling. Work with cardboard and tape. Size: minimum 30 cm. Think broadly about how you can work with the materials: tear, fold, cut, bend, cut, fire. Also keep in mind that you can use your whole body.

Photograph your work in at least two images: an image that shows how the object is portable and an image of the object only. Write which feeling you have chosen.

Woodwork and Design

”Keep distance!” Maybe in the future, the pandemic has become a more permanent part of our everyday lives. Imagine that there are new strict restrictions that everyone must always keep their distance from each other with the help of a new product.

You are given the task of designing a new suit or aid that keeps other people at least 1 meter radius away from you (2 meters in diameter). You must be able to wear the suit on the body.

Document the process with an idea sketch that shows how your object works with at least one A4 paper (an image document in jpg or png format). Document the finished suit with two pictures (a close-up and a picture with the suit on the body, also in jpg or png). Material limitation: cardboard and packing tape. Work in full scale (scale 1:1), not a scale model.

Voluntary work samples

You may display up to 18 different images including the compulsory work samples. Each image must not exceed 5 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 7 – 10, 2022

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 7-10, 2022.


Information about admissions will be distributed by e-mail in the middle of June 2022.