About the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm
With a history dating back to 1735, the Royal Institute of Art (Kungl. Konsthögskolan) in Stockholm is one of the oldest and leading art colleges in Northern Europe. Over the years many of our graduates have gone on to pursue highly successful international careers as artists.
Key concepts of the education of the Royal institute of Art are experimentation, critical reflection and independent artistic development. The student’s own independent research and practice, enhanced by individual tutorials and group critiques, is central to the education. Students enjoy every opportunity to design their own curriculum, selecting from a wide range of projects, seminars, workshops and lectures.
The Royal Institute of Art is a dynamic and artistic milieu, with a core faculty consisting of artists with prominent international profiles, and with many students coming from all over the world. During their studies, students at The Royal Institute of Art have the opportunity to take part in exchange programs with leading art colleges in other parts of the world. The institute also organizes study visits, projects and exhibitions in other countries, and each year the institute is visited by numerous artists, curators, theorists and other guest lecturers.
The Royal Institute of Art has access to some of the best-equipped technical workshops within higher education in Europe, offering a wide variety of techniques such as printmaking, painting, sculpture, video, sound, photography and interactive techniques.
The Royal Institute of Art is situated in central Stockholm, which is home to one of the most dynamic international art scenes in Northern Europe. The institute collaborates with a variety of art institutions including Moderna Museet, Kulturhuset, Tensta Konsthall, Botkyrka Konsthall and IASPIS for exhibitions, lectures and conferences.
• Master programme in Fine Arts (120 ECTS-credits) is a two-year course developing critical thinking and student-led artistic practice. Within the studies the students produce a master essay, a public solo exhibition and take part within a public group show with their peers.
• Five-year programme in Fine Arts (300 ECTS-credits) It is possible to obtain a BA and a MA degree from this programme. The BA consists of three years of practice and studies, culminating in a public group exhibition.
• Guest student programme (60 ECTS-credits), a programme intended for foreign or Swedish students who study at a higher art institution abroad or have just graduated from a comparable institution.
• Professional Artist’s Development courses (60/30 ECTS-credits) are available for professionally active practitioners wishing to expand technical skills and produce artwork. Project studies are offered in the following areas: Fine Art Printing, Glass, Printmaking, Interactive techniques, Internet-related media, Photography, Sculpture and Video.
• Mejan Residents, is a one-year (60 ECTS-credit) full-time course. Providing students with production funding the Mejan Residents projects are designed for shorter practice-led artistic research projects. The target group of applicants is professional practitioners on an international level within their artistic field such as artists, architects, critics, curators, filmmakers and more.