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.

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.

Ceramics and Glass starts from the students' projects and activities and has its base in the production of crafts from a practical and professional stance. With a base in material tradition and our well-equipped workshops, we work across many different areas. We focus on developing knowledge and making it visible by connecting it to ceramics and glass and further, within the cultural field of crafts and production.

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 interactively with the education's objectives in mind, at the same time as you build a platform for your future professional activities.

The programme aims to examine and question the role of crafts in society by applying design and the immaterial functions of crafts. We want to lead the development of knowledge in our sphere of competence and thereby create a vital interactivity with other fields and target groups.

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 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.

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 - Ceramics and Glass


Applicant assignment for the 2017 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, 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 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
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

Important dates

1 December 2016: Online application (universityadmissions.se) and portal to upload applicant assignment (konstfack.se) open.

16 January 2017:
Application and applicant assignment deadline.

1 February 2017: Qualifications to certify the entry requirements, and payment of application fee or certification of fee exempt status must have reached University Admissions.

February/March 2017: Assessment of applicant assignments + prospective interviews.

24 March 2017: 1st Notification of selection results.

12 April 2017: Last date to reply to offer.

21 April 2017: 2nd Notification of selection results.

28 August 2017: 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:
Adjunct Professor Agneta Linton
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Degree projects Ceramics and Glass
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