Valand School of Fine Arts
|Valand School of Fine Art|
|Admin. staff||ca. 25|
|Affiliations||University of Gothenburg|
The Valand School of Fine Art formed Valand Academy (Swedish: Akademin Valand) on 1st July 2012, together with the former School of Film Directing, the former School of Photography and the Department of Literary Composition at the University of Gothenburg.
The Valand School of Fine Art was founded as the Gothenburg Drawing School (Swedish: Göteborgs Musei-, Rit- och Målarskola) in 1865 and has been part of the University of Gothenburg since 1977. The school is situated in central Gothenburg, currently across Vasagatan from the original building. Valand was the name of the construction company formed in order to build the original building which is now occupied by a nightclub of the same name, as well as a fraternal order.
Approximately 70 students study at Valand. Since 2007 it is a part of the Bologna process with a 3 year Bachelor of Fine Arts programme and a 2 year Master of Fine Arts programme, as well as independent study and research. The selection process is competitive, as only about 20 new students are accepted per year. (Swedish: Konsthögskolan Valand) is one of the most prestigious art schools today.
Each spring the graduating master students exhibit together in Göteborgs Konsthall. The school has two in-house galleries, Rotor and Rotor 2.
- Gustaf Tenggren
- Torsten Billman
- Pål Hollender
- Ernst Billgren
- Axel Boman
- Frida Franker
- Dan Lissvik
- Einar Hákonarson
- Valand Academy Official site
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