24 months
27321 EUR/year
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The Fine Arts programme of the University of Gothenburg will prepare you to make artistic contributions in the public sphere. The focus is on the many challenges that face us in being public together and on debates surrounding the roles artists can have in producing that publicness. As a student of the programme, you will explore these themes through the development of research-based practices.



Complex challenges in society demand that critical relations between art and the public sphere are analysed and re-cultivated. Rethinking what artists may do and make, the terms by which they engage, and the contexts in which they operate may bring further understanding of art and artists’ roles. The Fine Arts programme of the University of Gothenburg suggests that art can challenge dominant ideologies, co-conceive of alternate states of being, and make critical contributions to society.

Five one-week intensives per term are interspersed with self-generated activities and teaching. We categorize your learning with three objectives:

  • knowledge and understanding
  • skills and abilities
  • judgement and evaluation

Through the courses, you will develop strategies to consider where, when, and how art operates in the public sphere—for whom, in what forms, and by what means. You will develop research skills by learning how to analyse and contextualize the core concerns that your art addresses, through developing artistic and theoretical methods and articulating forms to communicate them by. With your honed communication, negotiation, and critical skills, you will be able to test what art is and does, and contribute to the debate over what being an artist means. You will be assessed by coursework and oral and written exams.  

Programme Structure

  • The first year introduces concepts of publicness and the artist’s role in society. You will identify subjects for artistic investigation, test methods and materials, and locate relevant theories. You will learn to question why, where, when, and how artistic projects operate in the public sphere—for whom, and in what forms.
  • During the second year, you will rigorously practice artistic investigative skills, increasing your competence by accounting for strategies, decision-making, and theoretical relevance. In term 3 you will write a substantial text and develop processes of for an artistic enquiry. Term 4 includes a co-generative project in the public sphere and you complete your enquiry and establish your future path.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts of 180 ECTS credits or evidence of equivalent
  • Equivalent knowledge can be skills developed through artistic or other practices and experience of the profession
  • Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level

Your portfolio to the MFA Programme in Fine Arts should include:  

  • CV
  • Work samples
  • Written statements

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27321 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 54642 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • Full education cost: 554,000 SEK
  • No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

Living costs for Göteborg

7552 - 13932 SEK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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