Call for applications: MFA and BFA programmes

Call for applications: MFA and BFA programmes

Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm

Students in workshop with Antoine Catala. Clockwise from left: Tatiana Stadnichenko, Diana Abimbola Agunbiade-Kolawole, Antoine Catala, Alexander Arilla Velazquez, Petra Hultman, Joline Uvman. Photo: Peter Geschwind

January 20, 2016
Call for applications: MFA and BFA programmes

Application deadline: March 1, 2016

Kungliga Konsthögskolan, Royal Institute of Art
Flaggmansvägen 1
111 49 Stockholm

The Royal Institute of Art is a leading art institution of higher education located in Stockholm that offers undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Fine Arts and post-master studies in Architecture. The BFA and MFA degree programmes equip students with creative and discursive skills, so that students can participate in and contribute to the expanding field of contemporary art. Both programmes rely on students independent studies and all students are provided with their own studio space. Autonomous studio practice is bolstered by tutorials, critical studies and course electives, as well as excellent workshops including sculpture, printmaking, metal, wood, mural, film and video editing.

RIA constitutes a dynamic and engaged research environment, it includes among others an annual research week, critical studies lectures, institutional collaborations, international conferences, a strand of student exhibitions and lectures by local and international visiting speakers. Teaching staff on the programmes range from practicing artists to curators, critics and writers, who foster an understanding in how artist practice contributes to, and challenges, critical debates that exist in the study field and beyond.

Five-year full-time programme (BFA+MFA, 300 ECTS credits)
The five-year programme prepares students to work and participate in a dynamic critical environment and develop an autonomous and critically self-aware artistic practice. You will have your own studio space and access to excellent facilities and experienced workshop technicians and staff.Students work independently but with the necessary support to help strengthen their independent thoughts and creative, interpretative and analytical skills. The programme helps students develop their own voice and understanding of the local and international context within which their practice is set and the confidence to actively participate in the discussions and debates shaping the conditions of their own practice and its reception. Further reading and online application

MFA programme (120 ECTS credits)
The MFA programme is a two-year long programme and is geared towards BFA graduates from across Europe and beyond. The program helps you as a student to develop an independent and reflexive artistic practice capable of critically engaging in the production of art within an international context. Artists on the programme gain confidence in their practice based on the broadest conditions available for experimentation, knowledge production and artistic research.

The MFA programme at RIA is flexible and, to a great extent, designed by the students themselves in dialogue with their supervising professors. Studies are arranged according to the individualised needs of each student. The supervising professor provides individual as well as group tutorials. The professor-led group form the basis for collective discussions, presentations, lectures and visits. Additionally, students may choose to take part in practise-based artistic research projects run by the School. Students on the MFA level are given access to their own studio space as well as first-class facilities and workshops. Further reading and online application

Professors in the visual arts include Donatella Bernardi, Peter Geschwind, Eberhard Höll, Nina Möntmann, Hinrich Sachs, Sigrid Sandström, Ann-Sofi Sidén, Sophie Tottie and Olav Westphalen. International visiting chairs: Peter Osborne and Catherine Malabou

Visiting faculty members and lecturers include, among others, Mike Bouchet, Antoine Catala, Angela Davis, Silke Otto Knapp, Mara Lee Gerdén, Rodney McMillan, Jim Shaw, Lisa Tan, Jan Vervoert, Julia Voss and Jeff Wall.

The programmes are free of tuition for Swedish and EU students. For applicants outside the EU the programmes at BFA and MFA level have a tuition fee of 300,000 SEK (app 30,500 EUR) per academic year. A scholarship which covers the whole tuition fee is awarded to one MFA student.

Other enrollment opportunities
Project studies (60 ECTS credits) for professional artists in the fields of Sculpture, Glass, Printmaking, Interactive systems, Digital media and 3D. Deadline to apply: March 1

One year studies in visual art for visiting students (60 ECTS credits). Deadline to apply: March 1

Post-master courses in Architecture (will be announced at the beginning of March). Deadline to apply: April 15

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