Master in Fine Arts: seeking applicants

Master in Fine Arts: seeking applicants

Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå University

Photo: Robert Djärv.
February 5, 2015
Master in Fine Arts: seeking applicants

Fall 2015 entry

Submission deadline: March 3, 2015

Academy of Fine Arts
Umeå University
SE-901 87 Umeå

Beautifully located on the banks of the Umeälven river in Umeå, a university town with 37.000 students and center of trade activities, Umeå Academy of Fine Arts is the northernmost of all five Swedish Art Academies. Within the evolving Arts Campus, and together with the School of Architecture, Institute of Design, HUMlab, Sliperiet and Bildmuseet, the Academy is part of a new creative focal point in the north.

Umeå Academy of Fine Arts offers an English-taught, two-year Master program in an intimate environment, with international connections through its renowned faculty. Critical discourse on artistic practice and an emphasis on analysis and self-reflection contribute to an understanding of contemporary art located within a larger cultural, social and political context. Guest artists from abroad support the faculty in engaging students in contemporary creative initiatives worldwide.

The program comprises of supervised independent individual projects, lectures, seminars, group tutorials and field research. Well-equipped workshops for photo, video, sound and other computer-based work as well as for wood, metal, plaster, bronze, printmaking, etc., are open to all students. Each MFA student is provided a single studio space, and all teachers at the school are available as supervisors.

Over the two-year curriculum, the MFA program includes many opportunities to discuss the artist’s practice: Graduate students are encouraged to develop exhibitions in the Academy´s own gallery that is part of the Arts Campus. Group critiques with international art critics, curators and artists are an integral part of the gallery exhibitions.

At the end of the MFA-program, all students work towards a final group showpresented at the internationally acclaimed Bildmuseet.

The Umeå Academy of Fine Artsfaculty is a team of renowned instructors with active, international careers and a strong interest in cross-disciplinary debate, research, and modes of production. The Academy’s program of residing and visiting faculty/guests include/d: Micael Norberg, Swetlana Heger, Florian Zeyfang, Per Nilsson, Magnus Wallin, Julia Pierone, Carin Ellberg, Erla Haraldsdottir, Ingo Vetter, Elin Wikström, Roland Spolander, Mara Lee Gerdén, Francois Bucher, Ann Edholm, Martin Gustavsson, Dennis Dahlqvist, Adrian Notz, Angela Rosenberg, Andreas Schlaegel, Montse Badia, Corinne Charpentier, Lisette Smits, Eran Schaerf/Eva Meyer, Judith Barry, Ute Meta Bauer, Lázaro Saavedra, Annika Eriksson, Anders Sunna, Matt Saunders, Carl Olof Berg, Kristina Jansson, Sabeth Buchmann, Chto Delat, Emily Roysdon, Martin Ebner, Kayle Brandon, Ariane Müller, Adnan Yildiz, Niklas Goldbach, Melati Suryodarmo, Zineb Sedira, and many more.

Umeå Art Academy is involved in international exchange with the 16 art academies of the Nordic Fine Arts network KUNO and and other educational institutes within the Erasmus system. In cooperation with Konstfack, the Umeå Art Academy runs a guest apartment in Berlin.

Students from the EU member states pay no tuition.

Artists/students with diverse backgrounds interested in innovative artistic practice and research are encouraged to apply.

The online application is open February 2–March 3.
Application closing date for fall 2015 program is March 3. 

For more information, eligibility requirements, etc., please see our website.


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