Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design is Sweden's largest and oldest university college of fine arts, founded in 1844. Each year, around 900 students participate in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral studies, teacher training, and free-standing courses at the school. Many of them come from other parts of the world, as do many of our teachers. This internationalism allows for the exchange of knowledge and promotes understanding between countries, cultures, and religions. It also prepares you as a student for the world as a future arena and place of work. 

Here at Sweden's largest fine arts university college, you can develop into and inhabit those obvious roles that stem from our programmes: artist, designer, interior architect, graphic designer, illustrator, and teacher, as well as craftsperson in a range of materials—such as jewellery design. 

Jewellery and Corpus master’s programme, 120 credits, full-time studies, daytime

Our everyday lives consist largely of handling different materials, objects, and the situations associated with these. In this handling, an understanding of the individual is formed in dialogue with the surrounding society. Depending on how the individual is formulated, how this handling manifests, as well as the context in which it occurs, different understandings of concepts such as object, material, space, and body arise. The contemporary view of jewellery includes the body as an arena for stories. The opportunity to convey a message using an individual’s body, to be one’s own gallery, stands in stark contrast to the generalizing narratives about the body and our identities that we are often faced with today. The ongoing discussion about corpus and jewellery at Jewellery and Corpus/CRAFT! takes place at a time in which we can highlight other alternative perspectives in our interaction with materials and what they bring with them from their specific roots in a corpus and jewellery tradition. At Jewellery and Corpus/CRAFT! we investigate how jewellery and corpus can be transformed in different practices that focus on the contemporary and the future rather than on confirming existing notions. This means that we focus on jewellery and corpus both as method and object. The program is research preparatory.

Konstfack has some of Europe’s best, most well-equipped workshops, including computer rooms, wood and metal workshops, screen-printing studios, a weaving room, textile printing, colour workshop, graphical workshop, photo and TV studio, glass works, a ceramics workshop, and studios for sculpture and painting. Konstfack’s workshops can make anything possible!

Deadline for application: January 15, 2022 (to be confirmed).
For more information about the programme, please contact Professor Anders Ljungberg at anders.ljungberg@konstfack.se.

RECENT GRADUATES: If you recently received a degree—BA, BFA, MA, or MFA—from this university, everything you need to know to upload your graduate portfolio can be found at this link.

Konstfack School Logo
Konstfack School Logo
Konstfack, exterior view
Konstfack, exterior view, photo: Hironori Tsukue
Konstfack exhibition space
Konstfack exhibition space, photo: Åke E:son Lindman
Konstfack metal workshop
Konstfack metal workshop, photo: Konstfack
Amy Peace-Buzzard, Handle (for Abbie), 2017, object/necklace, carved wood, cotton
Amy Peace-Buzzard, Handle (for Abbie), 2017, object/necklace, carved wood, cotton, photo: artist
Despina Theodorou, Becoming Memory, marble, incense
Despina Theodorou, Becoming Memory, marble, incense, photo: artist
Göran Kling, Jewellery Be Like, ring, silver
Göran Kling, Jewellery Be Like, ring, silver, photo: artist
Hanna Clarkson, After the Dance, 2017, object/sculpture, steel, wood, feathers, glitter fringe
Hanna Clarkson, After the Dance, 2017, object/sculpture, steel, wood, feathers, glitter fringe, 100 x 200 x 60 cm, photo: artist
Konstfack School Logo
Konstfack, exterior view
Konstfack exhibition space
Konstfack metal workshop
Amy Peace-Buzzard, Handle (for Abbie), 2017, object/necklace, carved wood, cotton
Despina Theodorou, Becoming Memory, marble, incense
Göran Kling, Jewellery Be Like, ring, silver
Hanna Clarkson, After the Dance, 2017, object/sculpture, steel, wood, feathers, glitter fringe