The Bachelor of Fine Arts programme at Malmö Art Academy provides preparation for an international career. We take your own artistic work as the starting point in teaching theoretical and practical subjects.

The three-year Bachelor’s programme consists of individual work in your own studio, individual tutoring from professors and other teaching staff, and timetabled courses in the major fields of artistic technique, artistic creation and art theory. Our internationally active professors work in a range of different artistic fields. This leads to important interaction at Malmö Art Academy and also gives you the opportunity to choose courses that reflect your artistic intentions.

The programme begins with a set of compulsory foundation courses dealing primarily with different artistic techniques and the development of the artist’s role over 200 years. After this, students choose from a wide range of courses in theory, technique and artistic creation. The courses are presented in the first week of each semester. The courses offered vary from year to year depending on the students’ interests and current artistic activities of the teaching staff.

Students who successfully achieve 180 credits through their own studio practice and completion of courses are awarded a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Students must also have participated in a group exhibition at Malmö Art Academy gallery and have written a shorter text based on their own artistic position. Professors at Malmö Art Academy act as examiners for undergraduate students and an external examiner is always invited to participate in the assessment.

A Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Malmö Art Academy entitles you to apply for the two-year Master of Fine Arts programme that we offer, or for Master’s programmes at other institutions.

Programme modules

First year, autumn semester: Introductory courses in art theory, writing about one’s own artistic work, video editing, photography and sculpting techniques.

First year, spring semester: Students choose from a number of elective courses on topics such as artistic techniques, artistic interpretation, art history, art theory and related areas. All artistic work is supervised by means of dialogue with the teachers/tutors provided by the school.

Second and Third year, autumn semester: Students choose freely from among a number of elective courses on topics such as artistic techniques, artistic interpretation, art history, film history, art theory and related areas. A number of set courses are also offered for the purpose of preparing for the degree project.

Third year: The spring semester is devoted to a degree project (30 credits), presented in a group exhibition. One part of the project is a written text in which the student gives an account of their artistic work in relation to an understanding of the artistic context in which they are working (with an emphasis on the latter). During spring, there are regular discussions with teachers and invited curators on what it means to participate in a group exhibition, what kind of contexts are being created, what kind of choices are being made and the role of the individual artist. This is done in a series of two-day seminars that are held every other week. During the spring semester, students have access to an in-house teacher at the Academy, as well as an external tutor. Professors at Malmö Art Academy serve as the examiners for a Bachelor’s degree, in consultation with an external expert.

Career prospects

On completion of the programme, students will have acquired the practical and theoretical knowledge and skills required for independent work in a range of professional roles. Furthermore, students will have acquired fundamental knowledge of entrepreneurship in order to work professionally in a constantly changing cultural scene, and the skills required to independently pursue further studies in fine arts.

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About Malmö Art Academy

Malmö Art Academy offers a modern education in Fine Art: The education at the Academy has not divided into separate forms of artistic expression and the Academy has a lively exchange with the international art community, with many visiting international artists and guest lecturers. The Academy offers a wide variety of courses in art theory, technique and interpretation and enables you to participate in various kinds of interdisciplinary projects.

Malmö Art Academy recently moved to new premises that have well-equipped workshops for wood, metal, plaster, plastic, clay, concrete and lens-based media; film, video digital and analogue photography, digital image processing, 3D printing and animation. The premises offer large project studios as well as private studios for the students, a library and lecture and study rooms.

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Why Lund University?

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. The University ranks among the world's top 100 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2019 and is the #1 choice for international students coming to Sweden – one of the world's most innovative, sustainable and democratic countries.

If you would like to start building your international network in a global classroom setting, Lund University is a great option. Experience a different way of learning in a country ranked as one of the best in the world at providing higher education. Group work and informal teacher-student relationships facilitate in-depth learning.

The University is located in Lund, a charming and compact university city in southern Sweden, only 35 minutes away from Copenhagen Airport in Denmark. The city is famous for its vibrant student life and is also home to many world-leading research facilities and international companies.

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