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
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.
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.