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 17 2021
You can apply directly on the website from March 18 to May 17 at 23.59.
The application fee of SEK 250 should be payed for each program you apply for at the latest on May 17 2021. Add SEK 50 per payment to cover the foreign bank transfer costs.
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Required work samples March 18 – May 17 20201
From Thursday, March 18 to Monday, May 17 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 from reality in which there is a mirror”, 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 3 MB (when it is unopened).
Mandatory drawing task – draw a room from reality in which there is a mirror
Choose a room from reality in which there is a mirror. Draw the room with walls, ceiling, floor and the details you want to include. Also draw the mirror and the room and the details you see in it.
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 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
Step 1: Interpret a plant into a three-dimensional shape. Material that is allowed for your sculpture – paper and tape. Take a photo of your sculpture.
Step 2: Draw your sculpture from two angles. Material that is allowed – pencil or charcoal.
We want to see both the photo and the drawing.
Graphic Design and Illustration
Create a logo and graphic profile for a café for people who can not sleep at night. Find a name for the café. The name is probably based on the café’s idea. Describe the idea. What is special about this particular café apart from the fact that it is open at night for people who cannot sleep?
Challenges: The answers to the questions above become your concept, your café idea. Now it is important to design a logo, choose colours 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 café looks like! Present the graphic profile (logo, color) applied to the kiosk’s intended sign / facade, bag / packaging cup or napkin and maybe some more optional device (for example cup or napkin 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
”What a wind”. Form a wind in the material spaghetti that forms a windbreak. Get inspired by a wind. The wind can be a light breeze, gust of wind, storm, hurricane or tropical cyclone. Translate the movement and speed of the wind into a shape that you create with spaghetti. The shape should form a windbreak. Choose a real and specific place where your shape could be built as a windbreak for people. The spaghetti shape should not be less than 20 × 20 cm.
Feel free to stretch the boundaries of how a wind can be designed, and what a windbreak can be. You do not need to explain the function, usability or material of the windbreak. We are primarily interested in seeing your design ability and your ability to relate your design to a place, context and situation.
Photograph the spaghetti shape from three angles. Show the size and location of the windbreak in relation to the place through a collage where the place is shown in a photograph and the location and size of your windbreak is shown in a drawing of the windbreak that you paste / mount in the photo of the place.
Material: A packet of spaghetti (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spagetti) and glue gun or other strong glue (Preferably do not cook the spaghetti, but if it is necessary for your idea, at most to al dente.)
Textile Design and Craft
Empty everything you have in your bag on the table, on the floor or on the bed. Draw the bag and the contents from two perspectives.
Ceramics Design and Craft
Create a futuristic arthropod. What do the insects on earth look like in 7021? Create a three-dimensional model of your own fantasy arthropod. Use recycled materials, such as paper, cardboard, plastic, metal, and tape. Do not color the model, but the materials can have different colors and shades. You may use black pencil for markings. Do not make it too small, approximate dimensions 30 cm. Take photos of the arthropod from two different angles.
Metaldesign and Craft
Make a three-dimensional portable object on the theme ”protection”. You can choose any kind of material.
Things to think about:
– How have portable objects and jewelry historically been used as protection?
– What story do YOU want to tell with your object?
– What do you want to protect yourself from?
– How does your choice of material reinforce the protection you want to express?
– Where do you place the object? Can this reinforce what you want to express?
Photograph your work in at least two pictures: a picture that shows how the portable object is applied and a picture that shows the work from the best angle. Specify what the object should protect you from (do so in the image description when uploading the images as work samples).
Woodwork and Design
”Keep distance!” Design your own suit / device that keeps other people at least 2 meters radius from you. You must be able to wear the suit on the body. Document the process with an idea sketch on at least one A4 paper (an image document in jpg or png). Document the result with two pictures (a detail image and a picture with the suit on). Material limitation: cardboard, corrugated cardboard and packing tape.
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 May 31 – June 4 2021
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 May 31- June 4 2021.
Information about admissions will be distributed by e-mail in the middle of June 2021.