At Krabbesholm we have 5 main courses: Architecture, Design, Graphic Design, Literature, and Art. Most of the everyday life and education is at these main courses. But a stay at Krabbesholm is much more than teaching in the five main courses.
Read more about the main courses.
Every day after the morning assembly the main course teachings begin. Classes are devided into two blocks each day from 9.15 AM to 12.00 and again from 1.30 to 3.45 PM. Each main course has study circle teachings scheduled every Monday. These teachings will provide you with theoretical superstructure and practical perspectives within the given main course. Tuesday afternoons are reserved for p-events with lecturers from outside of the school. These events are for the entire school. Workshop teachings usually take place in the evenings or during the weekends.
There are no holidays scheduled throughout the semester – a stay at Krabbesholm is intense and concentrated.
Two workshop weeks are scheduled each semester. During these workshop weeks you will be able to work concentrated with specific disciplines within the fields of the school. We abandon the usual schedule, and we put together groups across the main courses. This way, you will be able to work together with different people from what you are used to.
Here are some examples of courses, which could be available during workshop weeks: Photography, video, ceramics, graphic design, clothing, lightning, painting, book printing, serigraphy, furniture, metal, audio, sculpture/installation, performance, drawing, graphics.
During the semester you are also able to participate in weekly workshops. These workshop teachings are an offer for those who have the time and desire. It is an opportunity to work with something different from art, architecture, literature, and design.
The schedule changes each semester – here is a list of previous workshops: Yoga, drawing, literature history, ceramics, film, writing, sewing, photography, philosophy, art history, serigraphy, modelling, football.
A tour abroad is part of both the autumn and the spring semester, and additional tours are arranged throughout the year. This way, you will be able to visit education institutions of relevance, drawing offices, publishing houses, authors, museums, and exhibitions.
The teachers at the school are practicing artists, photographers, designers, graphic designers, and architects. They live at the school and are all engaging in creating a constant energy field of intensive work at the workshops.
At Krabbesholm we have a wide network of external teachers both in and outside of Denmark who will be teaching some weeks during the semester within the main courses. We have chosen to invite artists, architects, designers, and authors as an addition to the regular teaching schedule. The external teachers will arrange projects, which are meant to inspire students and teachers. Some of the guests will incorporate the students directly in their work, and this way you will be able to work with professionals for a shorter amount of time:
Cecilie Skov (artist), Jonathan VanDyke (artist), Julie Born Schwartz (photographer), Miljohn Ruperto (artist) Olof Olsson (artist), AVPD / Aslak Vibæk & Peter Døssing (artists), Dan Graham (artist), Joachim Koester (artist), Jesper Dalgaard (artist), Kenneth Balfelt (artist), Michael Stickrod (artist), Søren Martinsen (artist), Ulrik Heltoft (artist), Michel Auder (artist), Vinyl, Terror & Horror (artist group), Daniel Peter Askeland (painter)
Snorre Nash (architect), Dan Stubbegård (architect), Bjarke Ingels (architect), Atelier Bow-Wow / Yoshiharu Tsukamoto og Momoyo Kaijima (architects), Kirsty Badenoch (architect), Mette Bak Andersen (architect), Jacob Bang (architect), Michael Meredith og Hilary Sample (MOS architects), Mogens Prip Buus (architect), Tina Henriette Kristensen (architect), Maria Bruun (designer), Rasmus Bækkel Fex (furniture crafts), Lærke Andersen (designer), Stine Weigelt (designer), Astrid Skibsted Holm (designer), Nicholas Nybro (designer), Sara Cramer (StudioFem, designer), Anders Engholm (StudioFem. designer), Simon Legald (Norman Cph, designer)
Majse Aymo-Boot (author), Esben Weile Kjær (artist), Asger Hartvig (musician), Ida Marie Hede (author), Theis Ørntoft (author), Lone Aburas (author), Nikolaj Zeuthen (author/musician), Cia Rinne (author), Kasper Hesselbjerg (author/artist), Rasmus Graff (author/publisher)
Karen Grønneberg & Marte Meling Enoksen (eller med a – graphic design), Mads Wildgaard & Rasmus Schønning (Bold Decisions – graphic design), Radim Peško (graphic design), Tomáš Celizna (graphic design), Marieke Stolk (Experimental Jetset – graphic design), Linda van Deursen (Mevis & Van Deursen – graphic design), Trine Rask (type designer), Rasmus Koch (graphic design), Mads Freund Brunse & Guðmundur Úlfarsson (Or Type – graphic design)
The Space Lady, Kresten Michael Osgood (musician), Sture Ericson (musician), Goodiepal (Kristian Vester) (composer, musician), Nikolaj Nørlund (musician, singer), Nis Bysted (musician/graphic designer), P.O. Jørgens og Global Guaranty Orchestra (band), Kasper Opstrup (scientist), Merete Sanderhof (art history), Lars Bech Pilgård (musician), Chris Kasper (Occupy Wall Street) , Peter Brötzman (musician and saxofonist), Mats Gustafsson (musician)
Autumn semester students are offered free satellite courses in Copenhagen and Aarhus in March or April where students can participate in classes focussing on entrance examinations for further education.
The student counselling at Krabbesholm strives to be as updated and relevant as possible. There are three forms of counselling and all our students have made use of one or more during the semester.