The School of Handicraft offers creative learning in the following subjects:
On completing their studies, students will also have completed the preparation for a journeyman’s exam that provides qualifications to pursue the trade and/or further studies towards becoming a master craftsman.
The study period is 3-4 years depending on the studies. Students can add general courses to their schedule and graduate with a matriculation examination parallel to their vocational studies or after finishing them.
The school offers a two-year preparatory programme in dressmaking/tailoring for students who want to prepare themselves for employment or further studies in the field of handicraft or design. On completing the programme, students can choose a specialization, such as the certified trades of dressmaking and tailoring with emphasis on special tailoring, costume sewing, pattern making and other specialized work related to the design and production of clothing. The study programme takes four years on average to complete, including the two-year preparatory programme and 24 weeks of vocational training. After completing the programme, the student can take a journeyman’s exam that provides qualifications to pursue the selected trade.
The Gold and Silversmithery study programme provides qualifications for a certified trade. On average the study programme takes four years to complete; five semesters in school and 72 weeks of practical training. After completing the programme students can take a journeyman’s exam that qualifies them to pursue the trade and for further studies towards becoming a master craftsman. Students have the option of graduating with a matriculation certification by adding general academic subjects to their vocational studies. Students who have completed the journeyman’s or matriculation examinations are also qualified to apply for studies in product design at university level.
The study programme finishes with a journeyman’s examination that provides qualifications to pursue the trade and/or for further studies towards becoming a master craftsman. The education also provides excellent preparation for further studies at art academies. The average duration of the study programme is four years, with five semesters in school and 72 weeks of practical training. To graduate with a matriculation examination an additional two to three terms of general academic studies are required.
Our study programmes are designed for people who are creative, have fertile minds, a clear vision and a profound interest in working in the creative trades. The subjects are very diverse and it is important to keep up with new developments and trends as well as to find solutions that suit different individuals and situations. Teachers at the school have a wide range of professional knowledge and experience, and we are particularly proud of our students who have chosen an ambitious and rewarding job for their future.