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All the Arts within a Real University

The Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts offers programmes and research in artistic subjects. We collaborate with the Faculty of Education on teacher education in the arts and crafts, as well as on research in arts education.

In January 2020 our two departments Valand Academy and Academy of Design and Crafts, HDK, will merge and form a new department for art and design; HDK-Valand.

Valand Academy

Film, photography, fine art or literary composition.

Academy of Design and Crafts, HDK

Design and Crafts in ceramics, metal, wood, jewelry and textile.

Academy of Music and Drama

Music in many different genres, composition, opera, musical theatre, performance and acting.

Campus Steneby

Campus Steneby is located in Dals Långed. HDK have educations at Steneby.


  • Towels for Sustainability

    [16 Oct 2019] Sustainability is a concept that is well established and widespread in Sweden, but that is not necessarily the case everywhere else in the world. With the hope of spreading some of the Swedish environmental awareness to the university¿s international guests, Welcome Services decided to create a kitchen towel with a message giving tips on how to find a more sustainable lifestyle.

  • Alumni from HDK winner in the Adobe Awards 2019

    [22 Aug 2019] Anna Pers Bräcke who graduated with a bachelor's degree in design at HDK 2018 stand as winner in Adobe Awards illustrations category. Congratulations to Anna!

  • Lou Yongqi new foreign member of the IVA

    [12 Aug 2019] HDK's guest professor Lou Yonqi from Tongji University in China, has recently been elected as a foreign member of the The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA).

  • Deans' letter June

    [18 Jun 2019] News for staff members at the faculty about among other things: Thanks for the nice summer party, decision about the building project and Konst2025 and things to look forward to this fall.


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