Ceramics and Glass

120 credits, full-time studies, daytime

Ceramics and Glass is aimed at the student who with a great deal of independence and creativity in an artistic crafts context wants to push boundaries within the area, and his/her own practical knowledge with a base in ceramics and glass, its theory and practice.

Rasmus Nossbring, CRAFT! Ceramics and Glass, graduated 2021.


How to apply:

1. Apply for the programme at universityadmissions.se: Application is open during the period 1 December 2022 - 16 January 2023.

2. Specific requirements to universityadmissions.se: Qualifications to certify the entry requirement (see above) must be availble at universityadmissions.se no later than 1 February 2023.

3. Upload applicant assignment to konstfack.se: Files to participate in the selection are uploaded electronically via Konstfack's website during the period 15 December 2022 - 16 January 2023. These files will be used in the selection between eligible applicants.

Important dates

1 December 2022: Online application (universityadmissions.se) open. 

15 December 2022: Portal to upload applicant assignment (konstfack.se) open.

16 January 2023: Application and applicant assignment deadline.

1 February 2023: Qualifications to certify the entry requirements, and payment of application fee or certification of fee exempt status must have reached University Admissions.

February/March 2023: Assessment of applicant assignments + prospective interviews.

30 March 2023: Notification of selection results (universityadmissions.se).

28 August 2023: Course start

The unique position of crafts is characterised by its ability to move between different artistic fields and arenas. Crafts as a tradition is a position which makes questioning possible. Not only of one's own practical knowledge and experience, but also questions concerning material culture through its application in different areas of society.

In the programme, your own master's degree project is at the center. With a base in material tradition and our well-equipped workshops, we work across many different areas. The focus is on developing and explore knowledge linked to our materials - ceramics and glass.

The programme is built up of a few large blocks. Within these, you are responsible for the development of your individual master's degree project. This you will do in dialogue with the education's teachers and supervisors, while at the same time as you build a platform for your future professional activities.

In the programme, you develop your ability to critically reflect on your own practice specifically and the societal significance of crafts in general. The critical perspective is the guiding principal for all parts of the education, practically as well as theorthical. We strive to be in the forefront of our field of and to promote dialogue with other related fields of knowledge.

The program is research preporatory.

Specific requirements

Bachelor's degree of Fine Arts in Crafts (equivalent to a Swedish Bachelor's degree of at least 180 credits) with specialisation in Ceramics and Glass, or equivalent degree/knowledge. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary school course English 6/English B. Read more about requirements and selection here.


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 of Master of Fine Arts - Ceramics and Glass

Applicant assignment for the 2023 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. Your application must be in English.

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, related to glass, ceramics, or other materials. 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 Ceramics and Glass, and what you hope to achieve with the education. (Maximum 8000 characters).

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.

Summary, files to submit:

1. One (1) PDF named FIRSTNAME_SURNAME_CV.pdf