Fine Arts

The purpose of this guide is to provide you with a general overview of the courses that are offered to you during your exchange period at Konstfack and the Department of Fine Arts. Please keep in mind that this is not a course syllabi. Syllabuses are available on our website and you can ask for more detailed course descriptions from our administrative officers at the department.

Please note that you have to have a background in Fine Arts to be accepted as an exchange student to the Fine Arts program. If you have another background but your practice is in the field of Fine Arts, please make sure to show that in your portfolio and to explain that in your motivation letter. You also have to be prepared to work independently.

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Language
At the undergraduate/bachelor program teaching and tutoring are held in Swedish. When exchange students are present the language will switch to English.

At the graduate/master program all teaching and tutoring are held in English.

 

Course information; selections and procedures
When you are admitted to Konstfack´s exchange program to the undergraduate/bachelor program at Fine Art you will be placed in the 2nd year of the program and follow their curriculum.

When you are admitted to Konstfack´s exchange program to the graduate/master program you will be placed in the second semester and follow the curriculum for that semester.

As an exchange student, you can also choose from a number of elective courses.

In the course catalogue below you can see the elective courses for each year. Courses with descriptions presented in English will also be held in English.

As an exchange student, you will be assigned an individual supervisor with whom you create a study plan for your semester here at Konstfack and Fine Arts.


Overview of courses offered in the second year of the BA programme in Fine Arts:

Fall semester
Art, Design and Craft History II (3,5 credits/year)
Thematic studies (6 credits)
Individual Artistic Practice II (20,5 credits/year)

Elective courses (21 credits) – both fall and spring semester

Spring semester
Art, Design and Craft History II (3,5 credits/year)
Thematic studies (9 credits)
Individual Artistic Practice II (20,5 credits/year)

Link to the Course catalogue of Fine Arts


Academic year and semesters
   
The academic year at Konstfack University is divided in two semesters: autumn and spring. The autumn semester usually starts the first week of September and extends to the middle of January. The spring semester starts in mid-January and ends the first week of June.

It is very common that the semesters differ internationally. Once you have been admitted and have arrived to Konstfack, we advise you to make an appointment with the administrative officer or your tutor at Fine Arts and go through the details of your stay here.

Studies at Konstfack are full time and are performed one course at a time with an examination at the end of each individual course. The courses can be anything from 1 to 7 weeks long.

One week of full-time studies corresponds to 1,5 credits (or ECTS). One semester of full-time studies is equal to 30 credits (or ECTS). The grades are Pass (G or Godkänt) or Fail (U or Underkänt).

It is not possible to extend your exchange period outside the exchange program agreements.

Updated: 13 February 2020
Author: Matilda Uhrström