A group of people attending a workshop
Photo: Carina Krantz

HDK-Valand - Academy of Art and Design

As student at HDK-Valand you are part of the University of Gothenburg. Our international knowledge environments are situated in Gothenburg and at Steneby in Dals Långed. Together with the Academy of Music and Drama we constitute the Artistic Faculty.

Here you find information about HDK-Valand's premises and workshops, organisation and support. We also guide you further in questions regarding your studies.

If you are studying to become a teacher, there is information for you on the pages of the Faculty of Education.

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About HDK-Valand - Academy of Art and Design

Type of organization
Belongs to faculty
The Artistic Faculty
Contact information
Post address
Box 131
Visiting address
Kristinelundsgatan 6-8


HDK-Valand on three locations:

  • Steneby, Hemslöjdsvägen 1, Dals Långed
  • Vasagatan 50, Gothenburg
  • Kristinelundsgatan 6-8. Gothenburg

What can you find in the buildings?: Finding your way on the University

Our facilities are used for education, learning and research in artistic and pedagogical subjects. When you are registered on a course at HDK-Valand, you have access to our buildings, workshops and equipment according to course needs. Ask your teacher if you are unsure of what resources you have access to.

We share the responsibility for our environments and to create a good study and work place. Leave workshops, classrooms, student spaces, etcetera in the same condition as when you arrived (or in a better state).

To ensure that everyone feels comfortable and safe in our premises, the following applies:

  • No bicycles or other large, private possessions indoors
  • No alcohol without permission
  • No overnight stay
  • No pets
  • No nuts or foods containing nuts

Find your way on campus

It can be difficult to find what you are looking for on our campuses. Don't hesitate to ask fellow students or staff!

Digital walkaround at Campus Steneby

Conduct for a Respectful Environment

Consider how your actions affect your neighbours and everyone's ability to study and learn. Our Conduct for a Respectful Environment is HDK-Valand's guidelines for the responsibilities that we, who work and study here, have towards each others and for our shared environment.


Workshops and technical resources

Information on HDK-Valand's workshops and technical resources

Organisation and student representation

Management of HDK-Valand

Student representation in councils and groups

By being a member of Konstkåren (the student union), you can influence what happens at HDK-Valand. Students have the right to be represented in councils and groups that prepare or decide on issues of importance to the programme and the students' situation.

Konstkåren elects the student representatives among the union members.


Permanent consultative forums with student representatives

  • Department Council
  • Management Group
  • Research Council
  • Research Council's working group for Doctoral Education
  • Education Council
  • Work Environment Group
  • Equal Treatment Group
  • Steneby Local Work Environment Committee
  • Steneby Programme Manager Meeting
  • Jury groups Admission

Student influence

When things don't work

Campus service Gothenburg

Campus service assists you on:

  • Locks, security alarms, key-card access
  • Fire security
  • Cleaning and recycling
  • Furniture and furnishing of premises
  • Error reporting concerning property or room technology

Contact Campus service:

Caretakers Campus Steneby

At Steneby, the caretaker at Stenebyskolan is responsible for the corresponding service,

Error reporting concerning workshop

Information on Workshop and technical resouces


Study Counselling

Jannika Johansson, supports students at HDK-Valand Campus Steneby
Lena Collin, supports students at HDK-Valand in Gothenburg
Study counselling at the Student Portal

Student Affairs

For questions about registration, results, certificates, prerequisites or other education-related issues. Booked appointments only.

International studies and internships

International coordinators help you when you consider spending a semester abroad.
Go International at the Student Portal

Often requested information



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