120 credits, full-time studies, daytime

The textile at the Master’s programme CRAFT! takes an interdisciplinary position and aims at strengthening your professional practice and at the same time further the development of critical Textile knowledge in order to be better able to participate in critical discourse, both in the chosen field, surrounding practices and other parts of society.

Sofia Bahlner, CRAFT! Textiles, 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

Textile is ever present; part of almost every human experience and in many ways textile is both the foundation of, and a testimony to the human ability to build complicated structures and systems, like binary digital technology, sprung out of the punch card for the Jacquard loom. Language is littered with textile metaphors - interweave, the fabric of life, follow threads - but the textile itself is also a carrier of codes and values, reflecting the historic and ruling economic and social systems. Contemporary and traditional textile strategies are powerful tools for research, criticality and norm critical material practice.

The programme intends for the students to problematize and structure their own projects, together with other students and teachers in a creative environment. During the two years we use methods like seminars, studio practice, exhibition situations, study groups, tutoring, open critiques, fieldwork, theory and practice based laborations relevant to the education.

By using craft as a method and theoretical position you will strengthen your master degree project and your artistic practice, parallel, and in dialogue with the aim of the education.

The program is research preparatory.    

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 Textiles, 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 in Crafts - Textile

Applicant assignment for the 2023 autumn admission

Your application will include a CV, a digital portfolio in which you present samples of your work according to the instructions 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.

You must 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 file named FIRSTNAME_SURNAME_PICS.pdf with a maximum of twenty (20) images of your 3-dimensional objects or projects related to textiles or other materials. Videos and films must be represented by stills or links, no more than seven (7) in all.

Also include a 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 file named FIRSTNAME_SURNAME_PROPOSAL.pdf with a written project proposal with a possible elaboration of the subject within the track Textiles, and what you hope to achieve with the education. (Maximum 8000 characters).

Technical specifications
The selection panel will view a projected image of the PDF files. Bear in mind that the overall impact is important which means you should not go into too much detail in the pages. In order for us to assess the portfolios correctly it is very important for all applicants to comply with these technical specifications.

File format: PDF
Document format: A4 (portrait or landscape)
Resolution for the PDF files: 150 dpi

Each applicant has to submit four (4) PDF files named according to the instructions. The PDF files must not be password protected.

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

Summary, files to submit:
In total four (4) PDF-files.
1. One (1) PDF file named FORENAME_SURNAME_CV.pdf
2. One (1) PDF file named FORENAME_SURNAME_PICS.pdf
3. One (1) PDF file named FORENAME_SURNAME_REPORT.pdf
4. One (1) PDF file named FORENAME_SURNAME_PROPOSAL.pdf