The Malmö Art Academy is an internationally renowned fine arts programme at Lund University, Scandinavia’s largest comprehensive university. The Academy is a state-financed school of fine arts with 74 students, offering a three-year Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) programme and a two-year Master of Fine Arts (MFA) programme. In addition, it offers a two-year MFA programme in Critical Studies and a Doctorate Programme in Fine Arts.
Critical and Pedagogical Studies
Malmö Art Academy invites you to apply for Critical and Pedagogical Studies, a full-time, second-cycle study programme leading to a Master of Fine Arts degree in Critical and Pedagogical Studies, working across borders between art theory, practice and pedagogy. It brings together a small group of postgraduate students with a BFA or similar background.
More about the programme
The programme seeks to encourage applied thinking within the artistic field, investigating how we might both produce and discuss art, as well as how educational and pedagogical strategies can be seen as artistic models in an artistic practice and as teaching.
The course is largely based around intensive seminars and workshops led by visiting lecturers, the professors at Malmö Art Academy and the facilitators of Critical and Pedagogical Studies project development. There is a focus on the development of the student’s own projects through group critiques, individual tutorials, and a six-week pedagogical internship. The programme intends to incite experimentation and initiative, especially within the fields of art production, education and theory. Through the structure of the programme there will be a focus on how we discuss, produce, educate and communicate, which challenges students to be critical of how educational structures operate, both within the programme itself and in relation to an educational practice.
Theory will be viewed as practice, and practice will be theorised. Key issues are critical thinking, questions of artistic production, education and pedagogical strategies combined with an openness to learn and experiment. Participants may be involved in developing the programme and its content. Malmö Art Academy provides participants with a collective workspace, and the participants may use all premises at the Academy, including the library and workshops. Most seminars will take place at Malmö Art Academy.
The international profile is an important feature of the Academy. It is accentuated by the close proximity to Denmark and mainland Europe, as well as by student exchanges with art academies in other countries. The Academy also benefits from the rich and internationally oriented art life in the region, which has many art galleries, museums and other institutions. Guest lectures from visiting artists and theorists as well as various forms of collaborative projects are continuously offered at the Academy.
The application process
Applicants must have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree or equivalent.
To access the online application click here.
Malmö Art Academy, Box 4035, SE – 203 11 Malmö, Sweden