This summer course in Glass Design focuses on Swedish Glass in an industrial context. Emphasis is on design but students also learn about production processes, marketing strategies, the history of Swedish Glass, glass technology and other related subjects. The course is intense and includes one major workshop, an individual project and an exhibition. Several guest teachers share their glass experience with the students. We work in close cooperation with the Swedish glass industry. The course is offered to foreign and domestic students and is taught entirely in English.
This course is offered within the framework of Linnaeus University Summer Academy.
The city of Kalmar is situated on the southeast coast of Sweden. Kalmar is a beautiful city with 65,000 inhabitants and a long history dating back to the Middle Ages, with many cosy neighbourhoods and great charm. The lush green areas surrounding Kalmar Castle and the city park are many students' favourite.
The proximity to the ocean and the island of Öland has left its mark on the city and there are many long pedestrian paths along the coast. It is never far to anything in Kalmar and most places can be reached in just 5-10 minutes' walk – the university, the ocean, the gym, or the city centre, Kvarnholmen.
In Kalmar the university buildings and student accommodations are spread throughout the town and are well integrated with the historical surroundings – making students feel part of the town.