Our Bachelor of Fine Arts programme - 180 Credits

provides you with basic skills in artistic interpretation, theory and technics with a focus on artistic development work in an international perspective. Every year there is more than 300 applicants to the programme so the competition is fierce. Among these a jury selects the ones they would like to meet for an interview and in the end approximately 15 of those are admitted.

Here you'll find out more about the admission process, how and when to apply. 

Here you'll find the programme syllabus for the BFA programme (in Swedish only as the language of instruction is Swedish).


Own studios and well-equipped workshops
In total there are approximately 70 students at the school. All students have a studio space.

The school has well-equipped workshops for wood, metal, plaster, bronze, graphics, photo, video or computer-based work. Apart from our workshops there are a number of project rooms that can be booked when you need working space outside of your studio.


The language of our BFA programme is Swedish. In order to be eligible you therefore need to show proof of your skills in Swedish. Tisus is a test recognised by all the universities in Sweden as a statement of eligibility regarding Swedish language proficiency. Another entry requirement is that you have minimum English B/6 or equivalent. You may demonstrate that you meet the English language requirement through certain upper secondary (high school) studies, certain univeristy studies, or an internationally approved English test. Here you find more information and useful links.

Own work
As a student at Umeå Academy of Fine Arts you work to a great extent (about 60 %) of the time, on your individual artistic project. The rest of the time there are courses (mandatory for the term you are in), workshops, lectures or other activites on the schedule that you participate in. Each year has a tutor/supervisor who particularly follows the students in his/her class with individual tutorials throughout the year.  Apart from that all teachers offer individual tutorials/studio talks some for their class students and some open for all, whenever they are at the school. On top of that, in your final year you will have a common graduate exhibition at the school's own gallery.


Here you find additional information about us as and here you can find out who else is part of the Arts Campus and read more about them.