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MFA2 - examination

Students work with their thesis during both semesters but it is mainly during the spring semester that the MFA exhibitions are held. There are exceptions however and some students may be allotted a period before Christmas or during the first week of the following fall semester. Students will be called to meetings where they get more information about when and with whom they will be exhibiting.

The MFA thesis examination consists of four components:

Artistic Work: Tutored by one of the academy’s professors or external tutors. Judged after the exhibition in the academy’s gallery by professors at MAA. In addition the supervision from an external examiner functions as a ‘safety guarantee’. We invite an internationally renowned curator to perform this task.

Essay: Not more than ten pages. Tutored by professor Gertrud Sandqvist and judged after the text seminar by all professors.The text should be analyzing, a discussion of their exam project should be done. Relevant literature reference is required. Use the Chicago manual of style!

Internal Viva: Performed at the academy in front of the other graduating students and evaluated by all professors.

External Viva: Performed in the exhibition at the academy’s gallery and evaluated by all professors.

Master's degree examiners are the academy’s professors in consultation with an external participant on the occasion of the examination. The Departmental Board decides who will be the examiner.