Master's Degree Programmes

Konstfack's Master's programmes offer challenges! Our two-year Master's programmes offer preparation for careers or research. The programmes are led by Konstfack's professors and have both fixed directions and optional courses that offer you an opportunity to specialise and create your own programme that reflects your unique interests.

Our Master's programmes

CRAFT!
The master's programme in CRAFT! is a cooperation between the three subjects Ceramic & Glass, Textile and Ädellab at Konstfack. The programme perceives the making of crafts as a relevant method for questioning the current state of things.

Design
The Master's programme in Design is intended to augment your capacity to work experimentally and reflectively and both formulate and approach problems in a critical and artistic way. The specialisations Spatial Design and Individual Study Plan in Design offers you the opportunity to deepen and specialise in your field.

Fine Art
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.

Visual Communication
A norm creative Master's programme in visual communication with a focus on your own work in graphic design and/or illustration.

Visual Culture and Learning - Visual Arts Education NoVA
This programme develops the conditions for conducting professional activities and further research studies in a critical, independent and creative way, and qualifies for educational leadership and development projects within the current field.


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Studying at Master's level means challenging your intellect, putting your critical thoughts into words, to develop what you do together with others and your own project. You will enhance your capacity for cooperation, establish networks, have time for self-reflection and find ways of realising what you are most ardent about. All of this in an international environment where opportunities, participation and influence are the watchwords with explicit links to society. Konstfack's four Master's programmes in the fine and applied arts offer what you require to position yourself in relevant contexts where creativity and innovation are key concepts.

All that Konstfack does is based on the outcomes of its social commitment, in which critical reflection and actions, aesthetics, questions about democracy, ethics, courage and shouldering responsibility are fundamental concepts that are also reflected in the social debate in which we so readily engage. We sustain a tradition in which art, crafts and design play a role in shaping the material and ideological content of modern society. We promote this inheritance through new explorations, creations, exhibitions and actions. In this way we can propose future experiences and approaches to thinking in the form of concrete suggestions and utopian ideas.

Konstfack's watchwords when it was established in 1844 still live on. Insight and application. Insight into being one human being among others and application in repeated creation, playfulness and dialogue. In this way we can reach further in the creation of meaning that is far from what is taken for granted. This is important for both individuals and society as a whole. We are recognised for out non-hierarchical working methods, our close links between theory and practice, close contacts with teachers through individual tutoring or supervision in small groups, our studio culture, our well-equipped studios and workshops where experts in both traditional and new techniques are at work. We also have one of Sweden's largest libraries of art and design.

How to apply to a Master's Programme

When applying to Konstfack you submit an online application to the Swedish central application website www.universityadmissions.se and upload/or send qualifications to support the entry requirements by post to University Admissions in Sweden, FE-20102, SE-839 87 Östersund, Sweden. Please read the specific documentation requirements at universityadmissions.se and note that they may differ depending on which country that your academic qualifications are issued from.

You will also need to upload portfolios/files electronically via Konstfack's homepage. The applicant assigment (portfolios/files) are used in the selection between eligible applicants. Please note that the files for selection must be uploaded directly to Konstfack's website according to instructions, they will not be processed otherwise.

What to do:
1. Apply via www.universityadmissions.se. Follow the instructions there.

2. Applicant assignments/portfolios must be submitted via www.konstfack.se. Complete description of each Master's programme and its particular admission requirements and how the portfolios should be submitted can be found at every Master's programmes page.

3. Academic qualifications, proof of English proficiency, receipt of application fee or proof of fee exempt status, must reach University Admissions in Sweden.

Applicant assignments / portfolios must be submitted digitally
If you are applying to more than one Master’s programme at Konstfack, you must submit portfolios for each programme you’re applying to. All portfolios must be submitted digitally.
Note! This means that you cannot send in or submit physical portfolios to Konstfack. Portfolios that differ from our instructions will not be processed. Read more about submitting portfolios.

Requirements and selection

Requirements
Master's programmes are designed for students with a Bachelor's degree, a professional degree with a minimum of 180 credits, or an equivalent foreign degree. Exceptions to these degree requirements may be made for students who have acquired education by other means. Read more about requirements.

English language requirements
A good command of spoken and written English is required. All teaching, tutoring and examinations are in English. Swedish applicants are required to have upper-secondary school grades in English B or equivalent. International applicants who obtained degrees from educational institutions where the main language of instruction is not English must submit their TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge ESOL test results.
Read more about English language requirements and where to send your test results.

Selection
Selection is made on artistic grounds and is based upon a portfolio of artwork, a project proposal or statement of intent. An interview is also conducted for all Master's programmes. Read more about selection.


Application and tuition fees for students from outside the EU/EEA

Application and tuition fees have been introduced for applicants at the undergraduate and graduate level who are not citizens of the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland. Read more about application and tuition fees for students from outside the EU/EEA.

Important dates

1 December 2015: Online application (universityadmissions.se) and portal to upload applicant assignment (konstfack.se) open.

15 January 2016:
Application and applicant assignment deadline.

1 February 2016: Qualifications to certify the entry requirements, and payment of application fee or certification of fee exempt status must have reached University Admissions.

February/March 2016: Prospective interviews.

29 March 2016: 1st Notification of selection results.

14 April 2016: Last date to reply to offer.

27 April 2016: 2nd Notification of selection results.

29 August 2016: Course start.


Tuition fees and studying in Sweden

Students with citizenship in countries outside of the EU/EEA or Switzerland are in general required to pay tuition fees. Read more about application and tuition fees here.

For information on studying in Sweden please visit www.studyinsweden.se.


More information

If you have questions about how to apply, please contact:
Student Office
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+46 8 450 41 77

 

 

 

Updated: 12 November 2013
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