Ädellab

120 credits, full-time studies, daytime

Our everyday lives consist largely of handling different materials, objects and situations associated with these. In this handling, an understanding of the individual is formed in dialogue with the surrounding society. Depending on how the individual is formulated, how this handling manifests, as well as the context in which it occurs, different understandings of concepts such as object, material, space and body arise.


The contemporary view of jewellery includes the body as an arena for stories. The opportunity to convey a message using an individual’s body, to be one's own gallery, stands in stark contrast to the generalising narratives about the body and our identities that we are often faced with today.

The discussion about corpus and jewellery that is on-going at Ädellab/CRAFT is taking place at a time in which we can highlight other alternative perspectives in our interaction with materials and what they bring with them from their specific roots in a corpus and jewellery tradition. At Ädellab/CRAFT! We investigate how jewellery and corpus can be transformed in different practices that focus on the contemporary and future rather than confirming existing notions. This means that we focus on jewellery and corpus both as method and object.

Specific requirements
Bachelor's degree of Fine Arts in Craft (equivalent to a Swedish bachelor's degree of at least 180 credits), with specialisation in Jewellery and Corpus, or equivalent degree/knowledge. And proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary school course English 6/English B. Read more about requirements and selection here.

Selection
The selection is made on artistic grounds and is based on assessment of artistic portfolio, project proposal and interview. Read more about requirements and selection here.

The selection process takes place in two stages. The first stage involves the applicant assignment and statement of intent submitted by the applicant being assessed on the basis of their ability to express themselves artistically and to adopt an investigative and reflective attitude, as well as degree of independence in expression. We also evaluate technical proficiency and craftsmanship.

In the second stage, a number of applicants are invited to an interview where the applicant’s motivation for undertaking the programme, ability to reflect on their own artistic attitudes are discussed in relation to the previously submitted applicant assignment. Based on these criteria described, an overall assessment is finally made.

Language of instruction
All teaching, tutoring and examinations are in English.

Degree
Degree of Master of Fine Arts in Crafts - Ädellab


Applicant assignment for the 2018 autumn admission

The application consists of a CV, digital work samples according to the assignments, and a written project proposal where your aims and expectations for study are stated. This project proposal is a document that will follow the student and will be revised as his or her studies advance.

Submit four (4) PDF files:
1. One (1) PDF named FIRSTNAME_SURNAME_CV.pdf; containing a CV in chronological order by year of the most important things you have done since graduating upper secondary school until now.

2. One (1) PDF named FIRSTNAME_SURNAME_PICS.pdf; containing maximum twenty (20) pictures of your 3-dimensional objects or projects. Videos and films are to be described by stills and links (maximum seven (7) stills and/or links). Also include listed facts on the pictured material such as size, technique, material, display format, etc. and a written reflection (maximum 3000 characters) on the contents.

3. One (1) PDF named FIRSTNAME_SURNAME_REPORT.pdf; containing the report of your Bachelor's degree project or equivalent project, and documentation of other relevant artistic works/projects of yours.

4. One (1) PDF named FIRSTNAME_SURNAME_PROPOSAL.pdf; containing a written project proposal with a possible elaboration of the subject within the track Ädellab, and what you hope to achieve with the education. (Maximum 8000 characters).

Summary, files to submit:
1. One (1) PDF named FIRSTNAME_SURNAME_CV.pdf
2. One (1) PDF named FIRSTNAME_SURNAME_PICS.pdf
3. One (1) PDF named FIRSTNAME_SURNAME_REPORT.pdf
4. One (1) PDF named FIRSTNAME_SURNAME_PROPOSAL.pdf


Technical specifications

You must submit four (4) PDF documents named as instructed.
The PDF documents must not be password protected.

File format: PDF
PDF document format: A4 (portrait or landscape)

The selection panel will look at a projected image of the PDF files, so please bear in mind that we look at “the whole picture”. In order to be able to assess your work samples correctly, it is very important that you follow the technical specifications.

Single files should not be larger than 300MB. In total your portfolio must not exceed 500MB.

1. Apply at universityadmissions.se


2. Submit the applicant assignment to konstfack.se


Important dates

1 December 2017: Online application (universityadmissions.se) and portal to upload applicant assignment (konstfack.se) open.

15 January 2018:
Application and applicant assignment deadline.

1 February 2018: Qualifications to certify the entry requirements, and payment of application fee or certification of fee exempt status must have reached University Admissions.

February/March 2018: Assessment of applicant assignments + prospective interviews.

6 April 2018: Notification of selection results (universityadmissions.se).

3 September 2018: Course start.

Read about application and tuition fees for students from outside the EU/EEA.


More information

If you have questions about how to apply, please contact:
Student Office
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+46 8 450 41 77

For more information about the programme, please contact:
Professor Anders Ljungberg
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