120 credits, full-time studies, daytime

The master´s programme CRAFT! with a specialisation in textiles sees crafts as a tool for developing artistic design, generating new knowledge and commenting on our time. The programme aims to strengthen you as a professional practitioner while promoting the development of critical textile knowledge in order to actively participate in a critical discourse in your own field, related practices and other parts of society.

Sofia Bahlner, CRAFT! Textiles, degree 2021.

How to apply

1. Apply for the programme at universityadmissions.se: Application is open during the period 1 December 2023 - 15 January 2024.

2. Specific requirements to universityadmissions.se: Qualifications to certify the entry requirement (see above) must be availble at universityadmissions.se no later than1 February 2024.

3. Upload applicant assignment to konstfack.se: Files to participate in the selection are uploaded electronically via Konstfack's website during the period 1 December 2023 - 15 January 2024. These files will be used in the selection between eligible applicants.

Important dates

1 December 2023: Online application (universityadmissions.se) open. 

1 December 2023: Portal to upload applicant assignment (konstfack.se) 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 (universityadmissions.se).

2 September 2024: Course start

The programme CRAFT! specialising in textiles is aimed at those who want to problematise and develop their own artistic project. This takes place in dialogue with teachers and other students in a creative environment with large and well-equipped workshops. The two-year programme is conducted through studio and workshop practice, seminars, exhibition situations, study groups, individual and group supervision, fieldwork, theory and practice laboratories, and other activities relevant to the programme. By using arts and crafts as a basis, in method and theoretical starting point, you deepen your master's project with great independence.

Textiles are ever-present as part of human history, experience and contemporary life. In many ways, it is both the basis for, and evidence of, the human ability to create complex systems. The important role of textiles during industrialisation; the development of textile tools and techniques; the role of textiles in relation to culture, belonging and identity are some examples. The programme offers students theopportunity to develop and discuss the role of textiles in a contemporary craft context and in relation to society at large.

The language is full of textile metaphors - weaving, braiding and following threads - but textiles themselves are also carriers of codes and values that reflect both historical and prevailing social and economic systems. Contemporary and traditional textile techniques, expressions and perspectives constitute powerful tools for artistic design, research, critical approaches and norm-critical materialisation. During the programme, students are expected to write and reflect on their work.

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

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.

Selection and assessment of applicant assignments
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.

In addition to applying via www.antagning.se, you must submit applicant assignments (portfolios/files) to Konstfack's website. If you are applying for more than one programme at Konstfack, you must submit applicant assignments (portfolios/files) for each programme you apply for. Read more about how to submit work samples.

Important information about your applicant assignments

The selection process takes place in two stages. The first stage involves the assessment of the applicant's submitted assignment and statement of intent, 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 2024 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. Your application must be in English.

If your portfolio contains images of artistic work rendered in a 3D modeling program, rather than having been produced in the studio, so that they don't physically exist, it should be specified in the image description. If the object was created by someone other than you, per your instruction, it should be specified in the image description.

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, 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.

In addition to the PDF files, you may also submit video with a total length of no more than 15 minutes.

Use one of the following formats for video: MOV, MP4 or AVI

The videos must be compressed using H-264 compression.

Single files should not be larger than 100 MB. In total your portfolio must not exceed 500 MB.

Give the video files names using the format “Surname-Firts name-4.mpg”, “Surname-First name-5. mpg” and so on.

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

Your application must be in English.