A Collaboration of Three International Academic Metal Art Programs
SIU Carbondale USA
HCA Hereford England
Supported by excellent lecturers and technical support staff, students on the programme have access to the largest training-based forge in Europe. A network of specialist workshops are available, where students extend their knowledge into such material areas as wood, ceramics, textiles, and plastics. The programme recognises the importance of making through digital fabrication as well as traditional making skills.
We enable our students to understand the connection between theoretical concepts and the practical concerns that drive contemporary forged metal design. This constantly evolving course is informed by current academic scholarship and the demands of a vibrant industry.
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HDK Steneby Sweden
The three-year programme includes courses in metal craft, public and gallery space, visual interpretation, communication, theory and history. You will work largely on projects where technical, material and functional requirements are related to space and interpretation problematics. Through lectures, visiting instructors, workshops and field trips, you will gain perspective and inspiration for your work and be able to relate it to theory. As a student, you are encouraged to participate in national and international exchanges, competitions and exhibitions that form the basis of future networks.
Courses in visual interpretation and communication, theory, and history take place along with students in other fine arts BA programmes at HDK Steneby.
The programme is part of the international environment at HDK Steneby. The language of instruction is English. Swedish might be used occasionally for Swedish speaking students.