The Glass and Ceramic Programme becomes an Artistic Vocational Undergraduate Degree
KADK’S Craft: Glass and Ceramics programme on Bornholm has just been accredited as Denmark’s very first artistic vocational undergraduate degree. This will enhance the programme and invest it with stronger links to the business community.
Up until now, the Craft: Glass and Ceramics programme on Bornholm was a regular undergraduate degree course. But Denmark’s Accreditation Council has just accredited the programme as a vocational undergraduate degree course. This makes it the very first artistic vocational undergraduate degree programme in Denmark. A vocational undergraduate degree programme is a higher education course of medium length, generally aimed at a specific profession or field, and involving close interaction between theory and practice.
The Rector of KADK, Lene Dammand Lund, is delighted about this new seal of approval:
“This is a great day for KADK. This new accreditation will ensure a rich educational environment in the field of arts and crafts on Bornholm. Not only will it mean an upgrading of the programme; its greater level of commercial orientation will also forge closer links with Bornholm.”
In practice, the programme’s new status as a commercially-oriented programme, which prioritises networking, means that Craft: Glass and Ceramics will change from being a three-year to a three-and-a-half-year course. The intern element of the programme will also be longer, involving two entire semesters of internship.
This means the programme will become even more commercially oriented with increased focus on building networks, but without in any way compromising the artistic focus, which is exactly why Bornholm’s ceramics and glassware are in such high demand.