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Master in Fine Arts

Umeå Academy of Fine Arts

Umeå Academy of Fine Arts offers an English-taught, two-year Master programme in an intimate environment, with international connections through its renowned faculty. Critical discourse on artistic practice and an emphasis on analysis and self-reflection contribute to an understanding of contemporary art located within a larger cultural, social and political context. Guest artists from abroad support the faculty in engaging students in contemporary creative initiatives worldwide.

The programme is comprised of supervised independent individual projects, lectures, seminars, master classes and field research. Well-equipped workshops for photo, video, sound and other computer-based work, as well as for wood, metal, plaster, bronze, printmaking, etc., are open to all students. Each student is provided a studio space, and all teachers at the school are available as supervisors. Umeå Academy of Fine Arts offers also individual modular programmes, where times of intensive presence can interchange with research abroad.

Over the 2-year curriculum, the MFA programme includes many opportunities to discuss the artist's practice. The Umeå Academy of Fine Arts faculty is a team of renowned instructors with active, international careers and a strong interest in cross-disciplinary debate, research, and modes of production.

Umeå Art Academy is involved in international exchange with the sixteen schools of the KUNO Nordic Fine Arts network, the Art Academy in Vienna, the Städelschule in Frankfurt, and others within the Erasmus system. As of 2013, the school runs project studio spaces in Berlin and Barcelona.

Artists/students with diverse backgrounds interested in innovative artistic practice and research are encouraged to apply. Students from the EU member states pay no tuition. The web application is open 1 March 1 April 2013.

Application closing date for the fall 2013 programme is 1 April 2013.

For more information, eligibility requirements, etc., please visit www.art.umu.se or contact Jeanette Nilsson, Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå University, SE-901 87 Umeå, Sweden; e-mail: jeanette.nilsson@art.umu.se