Doctoral education in Artistic Practice in Visual, Applied and Spatial Arts

The third-cycle studies at Konstfack are based upon the foundation of artistic practice established in Konstfack’s main fields of study: fine art, craft, design and visual communication.

Subject description

In the subject, doctoral students’ various projects are provided with a common foundation through critical reflection of their own work, and its significance for the production of knowledge in their field. The practical and theoretical conditions for each doctoral project are unique and are articulated by the doctoral student and their supervisor in the individual study plan.

In artistic research, questions are tested, shaped and communicated through doing, i.e., through the practical and theoretical work undertaken within the researchers’ own artistic practice. Research in the field of visual, applied and spatial arts implies that methods, materials and ideas are explored within a delimited subject. For example, the purpose of the research may be in-depth critical thinking, innovation or knowledge production within the artistic field.

General syllabus (ASP): Artistic Practice in Visual, Applied and Spatial Arts

To become a doctoral student at Konstfack

Admission to doctoral studies starting in 2024 is closed. The next call is planned for 2025.

Applicants are selected competitively through a formal application process. By Swedish regulations, pursuing PhD studies amounts to an employed position that is fully-funded for 4 years, thus it is not possible to join on a voluntary basis or from the basis of private funding.

When it is possible to apply to Konstfack's doctoral education, the positions will be announced on the Vacancies page on Konstfack's website. If you are interested in applying, please either visit the Vacancies page regularly, or subscribe to all vacancies at Konstfack (there is a button for this on the Vacancies page). When an announcement is made, there will also be information available on who is eligible, what to submit etc.


Director of Studies

 Mathew Gregory is the programme's director of studies at Konstfack.

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