Master's programme in Fine Art

120 credits, full-time studies, daytime

An individualised Master's Programme in Fine Art with a focus on strong self-reflection as well as development and intensification of your artistic project.

The Master's Programme in Fine Art is interdisciplinary and based on the conviction that artistic creation can draw on all forms of knowledge and means. The programme functions in a sphere of critical aesthetics and is grounded in the values of the art department's own history of socially committed education – for us art is deeply integrated into both society and debate.

Our professors and teachers are eminent practitioners and pursue careers in their fields, where many of our alumni can also be found today, both nationally and internationally. In studio discussions, workshops and lectures you will also meet a great many other participants in the field of art. Study trips and visits are other elements in the programme.

This practically based, highly individualised programme starts from your own project, which will be realised and intensified during the two years of your studies in regular consultation with your tutor. During the programme critical and analytical methods will be explored as well as the relationship to institutions both within the artistic domain and in society at large.

A number of optional courses will be based on the artistic research that is being undertaken in the art department. Other courses will enhance cooperation with students in other programmes at Konstfack, where our workshops enable creative methods of every kind.

Specific requirements
Bachelor's degree of Fine Arts (equivalent to a Swedish bachelor's degree of at least 180 credits), or the equivalent. Equivalent knowledge can be skills developed through individual artistic practice, other practice, or professional experience from other disciplines. 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 first stage of the application process includes an assessment of the applicant’s work samples and project description on the basis of the applicant’s ability to create works that are of a high artistic quality. This ability encompasses an inquisitive and reflective attitude, the degree of independent expression, technical proficiency and craftsmanship. 

A selection of the applicants are invited for interview on the basis of an assessment of their merits. In the second stage of the process, the applicant’s work samples and project description are discussed on the basis of the same assessment criteria used in the first stage. The applicant’s motivation and what they expect from the programme are also assessed at this time. 

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

Degree
Degree of Master of Fine Arts in Fine Arts


Applicant assignment for the 2018 autumn admission

The contents of your portfolio must be the following order:
• An overview of submitted work samples
• Project proposal and explanatory statement, in English
• Work samples


1. Overview of submitted work samples

Make an overview of submitted work samples in one (1) PDF document. Each work (also video work and similar) must be represented by an image approximately 2x3 cm in size, and presented with a title and a brief description (technique, size/format/length) as well as page references to your portfolio. The overview must be the first file in the digital portfolio.


2. Project proposal and explanatory statement

Write a brief project proposal and explanatory statement, in English, on one or two (1 or 2) A4 pages, as one (1) PDF file, including any images. The project proposal must describe a planned project within the Master’s Programme in Fine Art, and also contain an explanatory statement why Konstfack is the place where the project can be realized.


3. Five to ten (5-10) work samples

Present five to ten (5-10) works in the technique of your choice. A work documented in several parts, for example photo documentation, counts as one work, and is presented as one file. These works must be named as file number 3, 4, 5, etc up to maximum file number 12.


Technical specifications
Video/Moving Images: Each film must be a full version, and begin with a 90-second (maximum) summary of the work if its total length is more than 4 minutes.

Work samples will be assessed on computer monitors. Therefore, compress video files to a smaller size to fit the display medium.

Sound productions: Sound productions must be included in their entirety and begin with a short version of not more than 90 seconds if the total length of the work is more than 4 minutes.

File formats: PDF, JPG, MOV, MP4, MP3

The films must be compressed using H.264.

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


Summary, this is to be submitted:

File 1. Overview of submitted work samples (1 PDF file)

File 2. Project proposal and explanatory statement (1 PDF file)

File 3 – max file 12. Five to ten work samples. Accepted file formats according to instructions.

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
Protected address
+46 8 450 41 77

For more information about the programme, please contact:
Helen Engman
Protected address
+46 8 450 42 50


Teaching staff at the programme


Degree projects Fine Art
2017   2016   2015   2014   2013   2012   2011   2010   2009   2008   2007   2006


Programme Syllabus

Programme Syllabus for the Master's Programme in Fine Art.pdf

Updated: 19 November 2013
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