In English for foreign students

Welcome to Bornholm Folk High School At Bornholm Folk High School, emphasis is placed on art and music. All applicants must be at least 17½ years of age. Glass, Ceramics, Art, Jewelry and Music require and develop your creativity, craftsmanship, and skills of reflection. Join an exciting journey to Bornholm into the world of creativity. Take the chance and go on in your life together with your new possibilities. Half of the weekly teaching at the school consists of basic general subjects.

Look forward to a close and intense school life, where there is emphasis on freedom to develop and respect for others as well as for the group as a whole. There is space for displaying skills and peace for absorption and development. Our teachers are well trained in their subjects, and there is a possibility to receive study and existential guidance.

The art subjects prepare students for further work in design and art institutions. The Art Academy’s Design School, Bornholm, (previously known as the Glass and Ceramic School) is located in Nexø.

We have a close and intensive school life, with emphasis on freedom of expression and respect for others.

Yellow subjects - With the right to change if necessary


Green Subjects - With the right to change if necessary

Jewelry and Metal Art

Gastronomy (only jan - may)

The workshops are open the entire day. The main courses consist of at least 12 hours each week. In the main courses, there is a possibility to go into depth with your subject and develop proficiency in your crafts. All the teachers of the main courses are either practicing professional performers or artists. In addition the school offers two intensive weeks – one before Christmas and one right after Christmas. The teachers are highly educated and have worked with their subjects on a high level for many years.

Possible electives - With the right to change if necessary

Bornholm criss cross
Sound & Literature
Art History

Study plans are chosen individually.

Each day at the school starts with a traditional morning assembly with singing and presentations by the teachers and pupils.

Monday evening teachers and students play volleyball in the school’s gymnasium. Everyone can participate because the game is played with a soft ball.

Wednesday afternoon we have weekly meetings for all students and staff in which we discuss all questions of relevance for the life of the school.

Wednesday evening is “Folk High School Evening” with various contents and activities.

The school is located in the middle of the island and very close to the valley, Ekkodalen, and the forest of Almindingen.

We have space for 60 pupils.

There is an international environment at the school with about half of the students coming from abroad.

The brochure in English language.