All societies need reference points to form their future and to orient themselves in the present. Crafts constitute such a reference point through their associations with human needs and activities. The subject of crafts extends from tradition to science, forming an exciting, artistic arena. The master’s programme in Crafts at the Academy of Design and Crafts in Gothenburg is an all-encompassing environment that involves constant exchange and interaction between undergraduate education, research, and society.
A balance of collaborative work environment and individual development
The courses in the Crafts, Ceramic Art programme of the University of Gothenburg are taken together with students from the other specializations, but your work will be done within ceramic art. During your education, you will develop your ability to initiate and resolve artistic projects creating vital confidence with your own working methods. This demands independence and the capacity for initiative. As a student, you will have the opportunity to broaden your frame of reference, develop exploratory artistic working methods, and deepen your technical and theoretical knowledge. Our study groups are small and you will work in close cooperation with fellow students and staff. Additionally, you will have an individually allocated workplace and generous access to the school.
Specializing in ceramic art
The ceramic department holds light and beautiful workshops, several electrical kilns, and three combined electrical and gas kilns. We have plaster, casting, and glazing workshops. You will also have access to the workshop at Nääs that has a unique kiln park with an anagama kiln, a salt glazing kiln, and a tunnel kiln—all fired with wood.
- The first semester starts with a subject-specific practical and theoretical introduction where you will outline your focus and goals for your studies.
- During the second semester you will create in-depth artistic projects in order to develop understanding of your choices, working methods, and the context you are operating in from a historical and contemporary craft perspective.
- During the third semester the focus shifts from the self-initiated look to the viewer's gaze: to view and to be viewed. The exhibition format is examined in practice and theory. Prerequisites for a professional life are addressed. You will begin your independent degree project this semester.
- During the fourth semester you will complete your independent degree project that includes a major artistic work, a degree report, and a presentation of the project within the framework of a degree exhibition.
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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- Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts or equivalent of at least 180 credits
- Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS
- In addition, approved work samples are required
Your portfolio to the MFA Programme in Crafts in Ceramic Art, Jewellery Art or Textile Art should include:
- Letter of intent
- Work samples
International26069 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 52138 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
- Full education cost: 568,000 SEK
- No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.
Living costs for Göteborg
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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