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.
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 is Swedish and therefore
if you do not have a Swedish upper secondary education you
have to prove that you have enough skills in Swedish in order to be
admitted. This you do by taking a TISUS test. On Umeå University's
website you may find information in terms of when, where and how
you sign up for the test, see here. Please note that the page is
only available in Swedish.
Even though the official language is Swedish, the tuition
language is oftentimes English due to English speaking/non-Swedish
speaking teachers and/or international students at the school.
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 may download our brochure as
a pdf. If you want a copy of it just let us know and we'll be
happy to send you one!
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