Summer Courses 2020

Each year we offer one or two summer courses in some artistic field within Fine Arts. It can be in Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Performance, Video or something else.

Common for all our summer courses is that they are worth 15 ECTS. Teaching can be in Swedish or English depending on who will hold the course. Classes are usually held in two 2-week-long periods, one in June right after the end of the spring term (week 24 and 25) and one in August (week 33 and 34). Between the two teaching periods you work individually with your own artistic work and the course ends with a group exhibition where you get the chance to exhitbit what you have been engaged in during the course.

This year we offer one course in performance (held in English) and one course in painting (held in Swedish). To find out more about the painting course see information on our Swedish web page.


Note that this year's summer courses will be taught online!

In order to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 the Vice-Chancellor at Umeå University has decided that 2020 summer courses will be held online, find out more here. Both teaching periods will take place as planned (w 24-25 and w 33-34), however online with customized digital solutions instead of physically in the school's premises.

Teacher for the course called Performance (click on the link to get to the course page in the online programme- and course catalogue at Umeå University's website) will be Reto Pulfer



Please note that the application for our 2020 summer courses is closed!

Apart from sending in your application to you need to send us 3-5 work samples. The work samples play an important role in the selection since they are the ones that show proof of your artistic practice. Other documentation than that is not required other than meeting the general entry requirements for studies at first cycle or undergraduate level applicants need to have a proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English B/6. Find out more here



20 February 13:00: Application opens at (Performance course; Painting course at as well as for uploading work samples.
16 March: Last application date,
closed for late application 30 March!
30 March: Last day to pay application fee or to prove excemption from fees, find out more here
Last day for submitting supporting documents, find out more here
27 April:
Notification of selection result is sent out.
You who are admitted to one of our summer courses will in your notification of selection result notice where to find your welcome letter. In there you will among other things find out when the course starts, how registration is handled and other practical information for you who are new at Umeå University.