The first step in your creative career?

Preparatory courses in arts, design and architecture. For 12 years - with excellent results.

Summer studies – all programs -25%!

Summer is a great time to start something new! Bring the joy of learning and new skills into your summer with the relaxed and professional Scandinavian Design School courses!

Download our free Admissions Guide

Are you unsure about where your dream career could start? Do you feel insecure about what are the best schools? Download our free Admissions Guide and see our top pick Universities for creative fields!

Online art course

Scandinavian quality preparatory courses in visual arts, design and architecture

Scandinavian Design School helps you in applying to the college or university of your dreams. Our highly qualified teachers teach preparatory courses in arts, design and architecture with excellent results. Over 90% of our students have been admitted to bachelor's and master's degree programmes with Scandinavian Design School portfolios!

SDS online courses are made for you to succeed in applying to your choice of art, design or architecture bachelor’s and master’s degree studies, but are also helpful in creating your portfolio for professional use.

We help you stand out from the crowd with polished artworks and improved skills. In our classes, you get to practice your technical skills and conceptual thinking. Our goal is to make sure you will succeed throughout your career: applying to school, in classroom and navigating professional life.

How do our courses work?

Here to help you get in

Our goal is to help you get you where you want to be - be it an art school, design college or your first job as an architect, designer or artist.

Professional, Scandinavian-quality teaching

Finland is famous for great education. At Scandinavian Design School, we combine Scandinavian design expertise with world-class teaching as globally accessible online courses.

Proven methods to increase your chances of getting accepted

You’ll get the highest chances of getting into the art & design school of your dreams. Over 1000 of our students have proceeded into degree studies since 2009.

Improved technical and conceptual skills in arts and design

Learn to express your ideas in an inspiring way and get detailed feedback and personal tutoring to polish your art skills!

Scandinavian Design School courses

Scandinavian Design School online courses are made for you to unleash your creativity and succeed in college or university applications.

Start preparing for these college and university applications now!

Our courses are suitable for preparing for any arts, design and architecture college or university admissions. Here are some of our picks of top arts, design & architecture schools to consider as your first choice. The application period for these schools is approaching, so now is the moment to start preparing!

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Parsons School of Design at The New School

New York,
USA
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Arild Vågen, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Umeå School of Architecture

Umeå,
Sweden
Image: Arild Vågen, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Drefer, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Aalto University

Espoo,
Finland
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Donaldytong, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

RMIT University

Melbourne,
Australia
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Hello,
we are your teachers

SDS teachers are experienced professionals passionate about arts, design and architecture education. We have been teaching in top universities and colleges and acted as jury members in entrance examination boards. Our goal is to help you get accepted onto your first choice of art & design college or university.

What our students say

Ready to take the first steps of your dream career?