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Individual Project Work 1, 15 hec

(Course code: VSIND1)


First cycle



Important information - The content of the course has changed as a result of COVID19, in order for it to be delivered online. 

Since Gothenburg University has made the decision to limit all campus teaching until 31/10, the course will not be able to have any physical meetings, but will have to be offered completely at a distance. The course coordinator has planned for this scenario and is experienced in teaching distance learning. Read more about the decision on GU's website.

This summer the Individual Project Work 1, will explore socially engaged arts practice with specific focus on questions of place and communities. The course will support students to develop projects (either as individuals or in partnership with other students enrolled on the course). Given the circumstances of COVID19 students will be encouraged to critically respond to the challenges and opportunities of arts in the public realm at a time of social distancing. 

- During the summer there will be no access to HDK-Valand locals / There is no possibility to access any technique.

Teaching staff include Professor Mick Wilson, Magnus Haglund, Dr Sarah Tuck, Kjell Caminha, Åsa Sonjasdotter

Entrance requirements and application

Entrance Requirements:

Admission to the course requires 60 credits from the Bachelor's program photography, fine arts, film, creative writing, or equivalent


The selection will be made from the assessment of work samples. Information and instructions regarding the work samples can be found under each course or programme description on www.hdk-valand.gu.se. The assessment of the application is made by an admission jury. Admission is decided by the head of department at the suggestion of an admission committee. Applications that do not include submitted work samples are considered incomplete and therefore void.

Individual Project Work 1, 15 hec
Start Full/part time Period Apply
Summer Day, 75 % 8 Jun 2020 - 30 Aug 2020 Closed

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 summer course 2020

  1. Apply for the course on universityadmissions.se
    Application period: Februari 20 – March 16 2020
    The course is open for late application until June 4 2020
  2. Submit your work sample through SlideRoom
    Period to submit work sample: Februari 20 – March 23 2020
    Submit work sample for late application by June 5 2020

Your application should contain:

  • A short description (maximum of 3 000 characters) of your interest in taking this course, corresponding with the general theme of the course

We ask you not to include your name, personal identity number or other personal details in the different parts of the portfolio in order to keep the portfolio anonymous. Your account details will not be visible to the reviewers.

Submit your portfolio

Your portfolio is submitted digitally in our portfolio system SlideRoom, applyartsgu.slideroom.eu

SlideRoom closes at midnight (CET) on the day of deadline and after that it is not possible to submit. When you have submitted your portfolio in time you receive a confirmation e-mail from SlideRoom.

NOTE: Uploading media files in SlideRoom can be a time-consuming process, so it is very important to start early before closing time. It is not possible to submit or complete an application after midnight.

For the purpose of handling and reviewing work samples, we use an external service provided by SlideRoom Technologies Inc. By using the service, you agree that the University of Gothenburg may handle your personal data and material submitted via SlideRoom in order to evaluate your application for education. The material you upload remains with SlideRoom until you choose to remove it from their servers. The University of Gothenburg may, by individual agreement with the applicant and in a way that the university decides, offer an alternative opportunity to submit work samples.


In need of Study counselling? Contact our Study Counsellor.

If you have questions on how to apply, email Admission.

Page Manager: Admission HDK-Valand|Last update: 12/19/2019

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