Each department provides instruction based on the materials and subjects typically related to its field and offers courses of varying lengths. Basically, instruction is equally divided between theory and practice.
The scheduled instruction is supplemented by a number of reports and two project assignments.
The school year consists of an autumn and a spring term, each lasting about 14 weeks starting around the second week of September and the first week of February, respectively.
The coursework is timetabled with an average of 18 taught hours per week. To this should be added the students’ own work – both in school and at home.
As the study programme is full-time, the students must ensure that they have no other commitments Monday-Friday between 9 am and 4 pm should instruction or other work require their presence. The School of Conservation reserves the right to reschedule instruction if necessary.
Classes are held mainly in the school's auditoria, studios and laboratories although class time is also spent outside the school in connection with special projects.
Classes are primarily conducted in Danish, but occasionally lectures or courses are held by foreign guest lecturers, primarily in English.
In connection with course work, each department arranges trips and excursions both in Denmark and abroad.