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Artistic Methods in Organisational Contexts, 15 hec

(Course code: FKKI01)


Second cycle


The course is for those who want to explore and practically experiment with artistic methods within organizations of all kinds. At an advanced level, it aspires to be an experimental ground for professional development. It is encouraged for students to take the explorations of this course into organizations of their current employments, memberships and/or citizenships.

The aim of the course is to explore how artistic methods can contribute to processes of organizational change and innovation in various contexts in both the private and public sectors. The student is introduced to theoretical perspectives in strategic design, social innovation and organizational change. The course also includes practical artistic interventions as a method for developing social and organizational contexts to explore how they are used in corporate and social institutions. The course contains project work where the methods are practically applied, both individually and in groups.¨

Students are expected to conduct a majority of their individual research by distance while there will be three obligatory in-person workshop sessions throughout the term in Gothenburg. The third and final session is set to be a final presentation for both the practical and theoretical aspects of the course. 

The workshops are planned for the following dates:

Oct 15 – 16, Nov 12 -13 and Jan 14- 15 (obligatory).

The rest of the course will be held on zoom.

Entrance requirements and application

Entrance Requirements: For information about the entrance requirements please contact the department.


The selection is based on an assessment of submitted work samples. Information and instructions regarding the work samples can be found under each course at www.hdk-valand.gu.se/english/education/courses. Submitting work samples is mandatory for a complete application.

Artistic Methods in Organisational Contexts, 15 hec
Start Full/part time Period Apply
Autumn 2020 50 %, Distance 31 Aug 2020 - 15 Jan 2021 Late Application

Reading list and schedule

Before the start of the course, you will receive a welcome letter with a link to canvas.gu.se where you'll find course information such as reading list, schedule, etcetera.

Apply for the course starting autumn 2020

  1. Apply for the course on universityadmissions.se
    Application period: March 16 - April 15 2020
  2. Submit your portfolio through SlideRoom
    Period to submit portfolio: March 16 - April 22 2020

An application is only valid with a correctly submitted portfolio

Portfolio instructions for autumn course 2020

  1. CV, max 4000 characters
  2. Letter of Intent, max 3000 characters
    Briefly describe your motivations for applying to the course Artistic Methods in Organizational Contexts. What is it that you propose to research/develop, why, and what do you want to achieve with this course?
  3. 5 images
    Upload five images that display how you work with design, architecture or equivalent experiences.

Since we review the portfolios anonymously we ask you not to include your name, personal identity number or other personal details in the different parts of the portfolio. Your account details will not be visible to the reviewers.

How to contact us

If you have questions about the course please contact course coordinator.

We have put together some frequently asked questions and answers concerning international applicants. If you cannot find an answer to your question under FAQ please send an e-mail to: hdkadmission@hdk.gu.se

Page Manager: Admission HDK-Valand|Last update: 4/6/2020

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