Admissions process: Crafts in Glass and Ceramics

Please note that the current information is regarding admission 2018. We update our pages regarding 2019 continually.

Craft - Glass and Ceramics

Craft - Glass and Ceramics

Applying for Craft - Glass and Ceramics?

Are you applying for Craft – Glass and Ceramics
(at the School of Design)?

The course of admission for the Craft programme includes three elements or stages, and you have to meet the requirements at all three steps before KADK can offer you admission. The stages are:

 An application on the internetportal: optagelse.dk. The portal will guide you on how to do it. Based on your application and the documents that you have uploaded KADK will decide whether you are eligible or not.
    A home assignment. The assignment text you will find under Design – home assignment on the page from February 15. Deadline for submission is March 15 at 1200 CET. You upload your proposal on optagelse.dk. Members of the Admission Board will assess your proposal, and the applicants with the highest scores will be invited for test days.
    An admission test. A weekend in May. The applicants with the highest scores will receive an offer of admission. More information under Craft – admission test.

It goes without saying that you must meet all deadlines during the course of admission.

During the course of admission we will mail you if needed. Usually you will be given a very short deadline. It is important that you check your mail on a daily basis.

 

 

Who will assess your submission, and how is it done?

Who will assess your submission, and how is it done?

Proposals from all applicants will be discussed and assessed by lecturers from Design School. Two lecturers give points, and at least one of them is affiliated with the Craft programme. This goes for the home assignment as well as the admissions test.
An assessment involves several stages. To begin with the assessors prepares by discussing standards and levels on the basis of all proposals. This is done to ensure that all proposals are assessed by the same standards. You might call it “calibrate”.
Then the actual assessment of each proposal starts. The assessors give points collectively within each criteria.
The assessors are appointed by the Head of the Design Programme at KADK.

Home assignment
The purpose of the home assignment is to identify the applicants that KADK wishes to invite for admissions test. In case two or more applicants have similar scores, the assessors are asked to do a second assessement and rank the proposals. This does not happen very often.
10 days are set aside for assessment of home assignments.

Admission test
As with the home assignment two assessors are appointed to grade the proposals. At the interview you will meet two lectureres who will give you points for the interview. It is not necessarily the same persons.
Two days are set aside to assess after admission test. Then all proposals are destroyed.

Assessment Criterias

Criterias

Criterias for the assigment will also be written in the text. Thus it is important that you study the text thoroughly beforehand.

In general all your proposal must show us your ability to understand a given design problem and propose a solution. When your home assignment is assessed we will look at how you:

  • Examine and register
  • Generate and develop ideas
  • Handle and develop form, material and function
  • Convey and communicate visually and in writing

At the admissions test we will look at how you :

  • Examine and register
  • Generate and develop ideas
  • Handle and develop form, material and function
  • Convey and communicate visually

During the admissions test you will be called out for an interview with two lecturers. They will evaluate:

  • Your ability to communicate orally
  • Your readiness to study at the Craft programme

 

On points, scale and extra points

Point scale
The two assessors together will give you points for your work and interview within each criteria. The scale goes from 0 to 7, with 7 being the highest. At the end we will add up all your points. A total score.
Notice that points from the home assignment will not count at the end. The single purpose of the home assigment is to identify which applicants to invite for admission test.

For the home assigment the maximum score is 28 points (4 criterias x 7 points). If you receive 11 points or lower you have not passed the Home assignment.

For the admissiontest and interview the maximum score is 42 points (4+2 criterias x 7 points).

Extra points:

we award extra points in three cases:

if your total score for admission test and interview is 36 or above

If your grade point average from your qualifying exam is 10 on the Danish scale or the equivalent

if you have been awarded diploma for excellence in a related vocational training. For the Craft programme this might apply for traines potters or galssmakers.
This means that you can score 21 extra poibnts in total. Please notice that you need to upload diploma for excellense in vocational training before deadline.

 

 

 

 

 

Extra points:

 

if you total score for admission test and interview is 36 or above.

if your grade point average from your qualifying exam is 10 on the Danish scale or the equivalent.

if you have been awarded diploma for excellence in a related vocational training. For the Craft programme this might apply for trained potters or glassmakers.

Information on results

When and how do we inform you on your results?

Some time after each assement (see: Important dates and deadlines) you will receive a mail from the Study Administration at KADK informing you on your scores. This goes for home assigment as well as admission test.

At the same time we inform you on the scores of your fellow applicants. This piece of information will help you to understand where in the rummning, you are.

Your final score, including extra points, we do not know until mid July. 5 July is deadline for upload of final documentation and exam papers, and it is not untill then KADK can calculate and convert grade point averages and extra points.

At the end of July KADK knows which applicants to offer study places.

28 July we mail offers of study places. Please notice that you are given few days to accept our offer.