provides you with basic skills in artistic interpretation,
theory and technics with a focus on artistic development work in an
international perspective. Every year more than 300 apply 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 find out more about the
admission process, how and when to apply.
Here you find the programme syllabus
for the BFA programme. Please note that a complete version of it is
only available in Swedish right now. For the upcoming study year,
2018/19, the programme will be offered in English. The work of
translating all the syllabuses are in progress and will be
presented as soon as that work is completed, until then only the
entry requirements are shown, see here.
Own studios and well-equipped workshops
In total there are approximately 70 students at the school.
All students are given a studio space of his or her own or in a
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
reserved if you sometimes feel that you need working space
outside of your studio. Here you find out more how it works
and the link to the school's booking system.
The official language of the programme has up till now been
Swedish but is for the study year 2018/19 changed into English. An
entry requirement is that you have 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 may find more
information and links to useful pages.
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 more information about
us and here about all of us at the Arts
If you want a paper copy of the two brochures don't hesitate to ask
for it and we'll be happy to send you one or a couple!