January 15, 2015

Call for applications & open house

Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm

The Royal Institute of Art is a leading art institution of higher education located in Stockholm that offers both undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Fine Arts and Architecture with a student body of about 240. Professors in the visual arts include Donatella Bernardi, Peter Geschwind, Eberhard Höll, Nina Möntmann, Hinrich Sachs, Sigrid Sandström, Ann-Sofi Sidén, Sophie Tottie, and Olav Westphalen. In 2015, the Royal Institute of Art commences with two international visiting chairs: Peter Osborne and Catherine Malabou.

Applications are presently being accepted for the autumn 2015 term for:
Five-year full-time programme in Fine Arts (BA + MA, 300 ECTS-credits)  
Two-year full-time MA programme in Fine Arts (120 ECTS-credits)

We offer a five-year programme in Fine Arts focused on individual artistic work. The programme leads to a Bachelor’s degree after three years of study and after an optional two years to a Master’s degree. It is possible to apply directly to the Master programme.

The study programmes are focused on the student’s own artistic practice. Students have every opportunity to tailor their own studies, selecting from a wide range of practical and theoretical courses, workshops and lectures. The institution offers an environment of critical and philosophical thinking with guest lecturers and artists of international acclaim.

The Royal Institute of Art has excellent studios and workshops ranging from printmaking and sculpture to interactive and digital media. The workshop teaching is delivered by professional artists. The campus is located in the centre of Stockholm, in close vicinity to international galleries, museums and city life.

Instruction is given in English, but on the BA-level some courses will be conducted in Swedish.

Studies in Fine Arts for Visiting Students (60 ECTS-credits) is intended for international or Swedish students who are presently enrolled for studies at a higher art institution abroad or for those having recently graduated from an art institution of higher education. It gives the opportunity for individual studies on a BA or MA level.


Professional development for practising artists
Mejan Residents is a one-year (60 ECTS-credit) full-time course designed for shorter practice-led artistic research projects. The course grants production funding. Applicants are professionals in the field of visual art, architecture, art criticism, or film making.

Project Studies (60 ECTS-credits) are available for practitioners of art wishing to pursue an individual project within a specific field. The studies give access to workshops and guidance.

The Photographic Artist’s Book: Capture and Disseminate (60 ECTS-credits) is a full-time course available for professionals in the fields of art and photography. The students will take part in an investigation on different forms of photographic publications with departure in the artist’s book tradition.


Open house 
27 January, 15–18h
The open house event gives an opportunity to meet faculty and students, visit workshops and students’ studios, take part of art exhibitions, join guided tours, get information about programmes and courses offered.

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