About Konstfack

Welcome to Konstfack, the art university where everyone from dreamers and reformers to activists and utopists have gone since 1844.

At Sweden’s largest university specializing in art, craft and design, you can develop into and inhabit those obvious roles that stem from our programmes – artist, designer, interior architect, graphic designer, illustrator, teacher as well as a craftsperson in a range of materials – such as a jewellery designer. And of course there are a number of paths to take within the design field, from product and furniture design to designing services. But our alumni also include actors, directors, game designers, fashion designers, project managers and supervisors. A degree from Konstfack is a creative, academic, solid foundation on which you can stand, dig deeper into and develop from. An education which allows you to participate in contemporary social debate by developing attitudes, environments, products and services in private as well as public spaces.

There is a lot of proof that Konstfack's education programmes are of top quality. Based on the ranking company, QS Top Universities, we are placed in our category for 2021 as best in Sweden, second in the Nordic countries, 9th best in Europe and number 21 in the world. We are so proud!

At Konstfack we value critical thinking and an empathic approach and we therefore focus as much on why a person seeks us out as we do on what they already know. Our Vice-Chancellor Maria Lantz is keen to emphasise that "Konstfack is a school for dreamers, doubters, reformists, believers, activists, utopists, individuals, dystopists, entrepreneurs, ramblers and other seekers."

Konstfack also has some of Europe's best, most well-equipped workshops. Computer rooms, wood and metal workshops, screen printing studios, a weaving room, textile printing, colour workshop, graphical workshop, photo and TV studio, glass works, a ceramics workshop and studios for sculpture and painting. Konstfack's workshops can make anything possible! The school also has one of Sweden's most comprehensive art and design libraries.

Konstfack stands on vast experience since its founding in 1844. Each year, around 900 students participate in bachelor, master and doctoral studies, teacher training and professional courses. Many students are from other parts of the world, as do many of our teachers. This internationalisation allows for exchange of knowledge and promotes understanding between countries, cultures and religions. It also prepares you as a student for the world as a future arena and place of work.

You are warmly welcomed here!