About Konstfack

Konstfack is the largest university college of arts, crafts and design in Sweden. Each year almost 1000 students are enrolled in Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes, Doctoral Programme, Teacher Education programmes and Professional courses.

Konstfack, exterior

International University College
Konstfack is a university college with an international character. Our professors and teachers are recruited internationally and the students that participate in our Master’s programmes represent several continents. The internationalisation work contributes to the exchange of knowledge and increases understanding between countries, cultures and religions. In addition it will prepare you as a student for the world as your arena.

Konstfack has exchange agreements and joint projects with some 75 universities and colleges in more than 30 countries. Konstfack receives about 70 international students each year. Approximately 30 of these students participate in studies conducted in English for our Master’s program. Exchange students are received within the framework of one of the programs in which we participate, such as the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Nordplus program, EU’s Lifelong Learning/Erasmus Program, and the Linnaeus-Palme program funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).

In the three-year Undergraduate Level for the Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts you can choose between seven different programs.  Our two-year Master's programmes offer preparation for careers or research and lead to the award of a Master's (120 credits) degree in Fine Arts. Our teacher education gives you qualification to teach in either secondary (two subjects in grades 7–9) school or upper-secondary (two subjects) school. We also offer many courses for professionals.

Well-equipped workshops
There is probably no other art and design university college in Europe with such well-equipped workshops as Konstfack. These include computer labs, woodwork and metalwork shops, screen-printing and textile printing facilities, weaving room, color workshop, graphics workshop, photographic and TV studios, glassworks, ceramics workshop and studios for sculpture and painting. The workshops allow crafts to be produced in many different materials and allow you to use experimental, and sometimes high-tech methods, to challenge existing boundaries.

Konstfack’s Library
Konstfack has one of Sweden’s largest art and design libraries. The main goal is to be a strategic informational and inspirational resource for students and staff. The library provides books – and course literature – databases, and print and electronic journals. The library also has a materials library with samples that can be borrowed, and a video collection with art videos that can be viewed in the library. The library staff provides professional search guidance and training in information retrieval, both individually and in groups.

The Konstfack building - part of the Swedish industrial history
In 2004, Konstfack moved to Telefonplan, just south of Stockholm city center. Our building is the former Ericsson telephone factory which has been converted into a 20,300 square meter art and design university college. The first space you encounter when entering Konstfack is Vita Havet which constantly changes its appearance as new exhibitions and projects come and go. There is also a gallery for exhibiting the students’ own works.

Updated: 17 September 2010
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