New information about applying for our programs for the academic year 2021-22 will be published in January 2021.

The information below is not up-to-date since it is about applying for our programs for the 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. 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 18 – May 18 2020

You can apply directly on the website from March 18 to May 18 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 18 2020. Add SEK 50 per payment to cover the foreign bank transfer costs.

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Required work samples March 18 – May 18 2020

From Wednesday, March 18 to Monday, May 18 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 stairwell”, 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 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 some kind of personal storage at home

Draw a draw some kind of personal storage ! 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). Choose some kind of personal storage (maybe in the basement, attic or walk-in-closet) and draw from what you see with pencil and eraser on an A3 paper.

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 a logo and graphic profile for a kiosk. What kind of kiosk? Small detached house, trolley or something brand new? What does the kiosk sell? Sausages, falafel, magazines or something else entirely? What’s the kiosk? Find a name!

Challenges: The answers to the questions above become your concept, your kiosk idea. Now it is important to design a logo, choose colors and fonts that visualize the concept. Creating a graphic profile is thus:
– designing a logo
– use a color palette of max 4 colors
– choose fonts

Now we want to see what the kiosk looks like! Present the graphic profile (logo, color) applied to the kiosk’s intended sign / facade, bag / packaging and maybe some more optional device (for example umbrella or cap or something else). Display this on a maximum of 2 JPG files in A3 format.

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

Design and Architecture

”The Other”

Create a sitting furniture for a meeting between you and another. You are either outdoors or indoors and we are curious about who you have chosen to invite and what the seat you offer looks like.

Construct a model of the sitting furniture with optional materials of any scale and take a photo of it. The environment you have chosen is shown in a sketch / picture where the sitting furniture is placed.

Briefly describe the person you have chosen to meet, whether it is a now living or fictional being.

You must submit the following:

  1. a photograph of the model of the sitting furniture
  2. a short text about the meeting and the other (which you fill in as a picture caption with a maximum of 250 characters when uploading the picture)
  3. a sketch / picture of the environment

Ceramics Design and Craft

Make your own fantasy animal by combining or merging two optional animals (two different animal species). Build a three-dimensional model of it. For example, use paper, cardboard materials, recycled paper, tape and glue. Do not color the animal, but the paper may have different colors and shades. You may use a black pen for any markings. Don’t make it too small, about 30 cm. Take a photo of the fantasy animal from two different directions.

Metaldesign and Craft

Make a three-dimensional portable object a public person. You are completely free to choose any kind of material.

Things to bear in mind:
– What story would you like to tell about your item?
– Why is this person important to you?
– How does the feeling of the material reflect the person?
– How do you place the item? Can the placement reinforce what you want to express?

Take photos of your work in at least two images: an image showing how the object is portable and an image showing the work from the best angle. Specify the person to whom you have made the object (which you fill in as a picture caption with a maximum of 250 characters when uploading the picture).

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 3–5 2020

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 1-5 2020.


Information about admissions will be distributed by e-mail in the middle of June 2020.