Master's programme in CRAFT!

120 credits, full-time studies, daytime

CRAFT! offers an international master programme in some of Europe’s most well-equipped workshops. As a student, you develop your expertise, at the same time as you have the opportunity to expand and deepen your knowledge and position your work in a contemporary field of craft.

Elin Sundström, CRAFT! Ceramics and Glass, ”Water Talks”, 2021. Photo: Gustav Karlsson Frost

Important dates

1 December 2023: Online application ( open. 

1 December 2023: Portal to upload applicant assignment ( open.

15 January 2024: Application and applicant assignment deadline.

1 February 2024: Qualifications to certify the entry requirements, and payment of application fee or certification of fee exempt status must have reached University Admissions.

February/March 2024: Assessment of applicant assignments + prospective interviews.

21 March 2024: Notification of selection results (

2 September 2024: Course start

CRAFT! is a programme in which we view craft as a foundation for questioning and challenging the time in which we live. We use different methods and tools for critical investigation about, and through making and materialisation. The programme is characterised by a social engagement anchored in the understanding that craft can exist between and beyond traditional boundaries.

The students’ projects and independent development lay the foundation for an exploration of what contemporary craft practices and norm critical perspectives can be. There is not just one kind of craft, but many! The programme encompasses studio and workshop practises, as well as discussions, seminars, publications, exhibition forms, and immaterial cultural heritage. Here you will get to challenge and be challenged in discussions with both student groups and a team of teachers who are established international artists and theorists.

You apply with a project that focuses on one of the following tracks:
Ceramics and Glass

Jewellery and Corpus


Your project proposal has to describe a specialisation in one of the tracks and contain a plan that describes how you want to develop your work within the framework of workshops and prerequisites in the programme (see programme syllabus). As part of the master programme, you carry out experimental practical and theoretical investigations with the materials, techniques and other resources available both within Konstfack and externally. Critical thinking and scrutinising of norms and conventions are vital elements of the programme and can be described as the red thread in all its aspects.

The Master's programme in CRAFT! will prepare you for a future career as a professional practitioner and therefore your own project is the fundament of your master studies. There is a strong emphasis on individual responsibility for planning and the subject-specific research. The craft based practice has the ability to communicate far beyond national boundaries and we provide an international programme with teaching being conducted in English. The CRAFT! programme leads to a Degree of Master of Fine Arts in Crafts with specialisation in Textiles, Jewellery and Corpus or Ceramics and Glass.

The programme prepares students for both professional careers as well as further studies.