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Master Programme in Fine Arts

Umeå Academy of Fine Arts offers an English-taught, two-year Master programme. Critical discourse on artistic practice, conditions of production and presentation 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 comprises of supervised and individual projects, lectures, seminars, group tutorials and study trips (Venice Biennale, Berlin Biennale, Manifesta, Documenta, Frieze New York). Well-equipped workshops for photo, video, sound, 3D printing as well as for wood, metal, plaster, bronze, printmaking etc., are open to all students. At the end of the MFA-programme, all students work towards a final group show presented at the internationally acclaimed Bildmuseet.

Beautifully located on the banks of the Umeälven river in Umeå, a fast-growing university town with 37,000 students, Umeå Academy of Fine Arts is the northernmost of all five Swedish Art Academies. Within the evolving contemporary Arts Campus, and together with the School of Architecture, Institute of Design, HUMlab, Sliperiet and Bildmuseet, the Academy is part of a new and creative focal point in the north.

Umeå Art Academy is involved in international exchange with the 16 art academies of the Nordic Fine Arts network KUNO and other international educational institutes within the Erasmus system.

Students from EU member countries pay no tuition. Artists/students with diverse backgrounds interested in innovative artistic practice and research are encouraged to apply.

Application closing date for the fall 2016 programme is 1 March 2016.

For more information please contact: Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå University, SE-901 87 Umeå, Sweden; www.art.umu.se