Inredningsarkitektur & Möbeldesign, 180 hp

Are you interesting in exploring interiors, rooms, environments and furniture from the perspective of topical societal issues? At Konstfack, you can develop your artistic interests through the study programme Interior Architecture & Furniture Design. Through collaborative project work, you will work creatively, both individually and with students, teachers and other players.

During the course of the study programme, you will explore aspects of shape, space, materials, expression, colour, light and sound in studios and workshops. You will applying your artistic skills in different contexts, exploring social, private and public environments, ecologies, economics and politics. In order to stimulate your interest in societal issues, we will visit different places to investigate how norms and history have influenced interiors, the public spaces we share, and built-up environments, and explore how that in turn affects our lives.

As a student, you will be given the knowledge, methods and tools needed to work as an interior architect and furniture designer. Through project work, you will combine artistic methods with digital tools and crafts, experimental exploration and critical reflection. You will work closely with materials, develop prototypes and produce proposals for different contexts. During your studies, you will be introduced to a range of design methods, you will test and shape your ideas, reflect and evaluate. The focus of the latter part of the programme will be to acquire an in-depth understanding of the ethical, cultural and political significance of rooms and furniture, and possibly doing exchange studies through Erasmus or MEDes. You will be given practice in how to express yourself regarding the role of your profession in society and how you want to work with design processes to investigate important societal issues.

In order for you to practise your professional role, you will carry out projects in real-life contexts, through collaboration with schools, the healthcare sector, producers etc. Examples of the projects done previously by students on this course are furniture for schools and for town squares which were exhibited at the furniture trade fair in Stockholm and Malmö. Another example is the collaboration project with jagvillhabostad.nu and Svenska Bostäder which contributed to the "Snabba Hus" concept. In Formhöjden, Skärholmen and Tensta, we have explored inclusive methods in projects on public spaces. Through methods in eco-social design, we have built constructions that can be used by associations working with urban cultivation. We have visited refugee camps in Greece to learn about the living conditions of refugees, and travelled to southern Italy to build up on-the-spot architecture with naturally decomposable materials. Students from the Bachelor's programme in Industrial Design collaborated with Stockholm Stad and SL to develop ideas for future public transport hubs.

The Bachelor's programme ends with a degree project where you will use your artistic interest, your perspectives and your background to focus in more depth on topical societal issues related to the subject your artistic work is investigating. You will formulate an investigative project, experiment and express your ideas in a project which will be presented at Konstfack's Spring Exhibition.

Language of instruction
Swedish

Credits and form of study
180 credits (3 years), full-time, daytime.

Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts

After graduation
The programme comprises three years at Bachelor’s level to which can be added two years at Master’s level in Spatial Design. Altogether these years lead to the award of a qualification in Interior Architecture.

Entry requirements and selection
General entry requirements for higher education. Selection is on artistic merit and is based on a portfolio, a written statement of your reason for applying for the programme and an interview.

Language test
The undergraduate programs are conducted in Swedish. For applicants with a foreign upper-secondary school education that lack qualifications in Swedish, a TISUS test is required. TISUS is recognised by all universities in Sweden as a statement of eligibility in the Swedish language. For more information please go to www.nordiska.su.se/tisus/2.23810/tisus-test-in-swedish-for-university-studies-1.90668.


Application and Applicant assignment 2019

Please go to the Swedish version to apply and read the Applicant assignment for 2019.

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Degree projects
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If you have questions about how to apply, please contact:
Admissions Office
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For more information about the programme, please contact:
Sergio Montero Bravo
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Updated: 26 November 2012
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