Master's programme in Fine Art

120 credits, full-time studies, daytime

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

Nikki Fager Myrholm, Master's programme in Fine Art, graduated in 2019.

How to apply

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

2. Specific requirements to Qualifications to certify the entry requirement (see above) must be availble at no later than 1 February 2024.

3. Upload applicant assignment to 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 ( open. 

1 December 2023: Portal to upload applicant assignment ( 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 (

2 September 2024: Course start.

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 the field of contemporary art and critical aesthetics. It 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. Elements in the programme include individual mentoring, group discussions, workshops, seminars, lectures and field trips outside the institution.

This practice-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 assigned 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.

Students will partake in mandatory courses toward building critical skills development, artistic research and artistic writing. A number of elective courses, focus groups, and workshop skills will be offered each term to support a wide variety of creative methods.

Specific requirements

Bachelor's degree of Fine Arts (equivalent to a Swedish bachelor's degree of at least 180 credits), or the equivalent. 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, 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 Fine Arts

Applicant assignment for the 2024 autumn admission

The contents of your portfolio must be the following order:
• An overview of submitted work samples
• Current practice, prior work and experience, in English
• CV
• 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. Current practice, prior work and experience.
Write a brief description of your current work and interests. This should include your prior artistic work and experiences and a projection of how and where you see your work going in the next couple of years. Please also articulate why you would like to do your MA at Konstfack and what you feel you bring to the program.
The statement should be in English, on a maximum of two (2) A4 pages, as one (1) PDF file.

3. CV
List of experience, education, employment, etc. (CV)
List your previous education, work-experience and other information that you think is interesting in your application to us.
The CV should be on a maximum of two (2) A4 pages, as one (1) PDF file. 

4. 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  4, 5, 6 etc up to maximum file number 13.

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. Current practice, prior work and experience (1 PDF file)
File 3. CV (1 PDF file)
File 4 – max file 13. Five to ten work samples. Accepted file formats according to instructions.