Krabbesholm Højskole

If your interests lie within the areas of art, architecture and design Krabbesholm offers you the springboard to your future.

About the school

The primary coursework is designed for students from Denmark and abroad who wish to build up a portfolio of their own work to be used in applications for studies of art, literature, architecture, design and graphic design at university level.

More than 75% of our students succeed in continuing their studies at university level after finishing their coursework at Krabbesholm.

Founded in 1885, Krabbesholm is an old college rich in tradition. Yet you will find a contemporary atmosphere. The School is well-equipped with up to date facilities.

Our core subjects

Preparation for admission to Art education
Graphic Design
Ceramics and Raku
Furniture Design
Creative Writing

Courses and topics

When you register at Krabbesholm you choose one of the main courses. This is where most of you everyday life at Krabbesholm will be spend. 

The main subjects are:

Art: In the Art course you learn to experience art, interpret art and make art - in all kind of media.

Architecture: In the Architecture course you constantly reflect on ways of living and learn all the basic methods of the architect.

Graphic design: In the Graphic design course you learn to explore and challenge the visual language.

Literature: In the Literature course you will participate in an intense writing workshop where text is always the starting point, but where a lot of different media is taken into use.

Design: In the Design course you work with designing both clothing, furniture and products.

Practical information


As a student you have access to the school's Macintosh suite, photo lab equipped with b&w and colour darkroom, graphic work-shop, video equipment, pottery, glass and metal workshop, art studios, design studios, model workshop, fashion workshop - and a comprehensive specialist library.

The school also has a large exhibition building, where students regularly exhibit their work. There will also be professional artists, designers and architects showing their work.


At Krabbesholm you will use most of your time immersing youself in your projects and spending time with the other students. A stay at Krabbesholm is a package deal where teaching, events, meetings, and practical assignments – such as kitchen duty and cleaning – are inseparable. Everything is mandatory. Every student has a responsibility towards the community and the social environment. A good and friendly atmosphere is important.

Krabbesholm is situated just outside the city of Skive in and around the beautiful manor house of Krabbesholm from 1565 and is surrounded by the Limfjord and the Krabbesholm woods. Students and teachers live together on campus.