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.
Ädellab/CRAFT master’s programme, 120 credits, full-time studies
The master’s programme in CRAFT! is a cooperation between the three subjects Ceramic & Glass, Textile and Ädellab (jewellery and corpus). CRAFT! perceives the making of craft objects as a relevant method with wich to question the current state of affairs, using craft as a tool for critical exploration.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 Ädellab/CRAFT is taking place at a time during 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 Ädellab/CRAFT, we investigate how jewellery and corpus can be transformed in different practices that focus on the contemporary and future rather than confirming existing notions. This means that we focus on jewellery and corpus both as method and object.
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 to apply for the September 2019–June 2021 programme: January 15, 2019 (to be confirmed). For more information about the programme, please contact: Professor Anders Ljungberg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.