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Master programme of Fine Arts in Artistic Research, 120 credits


Master programme of Fine Arts in Artistic Research is a two-year full-time education program. The purpose of the program is to prepare visual artists to define and formulate a research project in Fine arts that aims at admission to a doctoral program in Fine arts. 

The education maintains a high international profile and prepares for professional activities at a international level. The focus is on the individual research project with which the applicant is accepted and developed during the program. From this project, the student is encouraged to develop research questions that emerge from their own research processes and artistic methods. These are discussed and developed in relation to other methods that have emerged from other, relevant, research fields in close collaboration with existing academic disciplines.

Through this training, the student is encouraged to develop their own methods that differ from those applied in other fields of research. The teaching method includes both seminars and courses. The seminars include own seminars within the program and seminars together with the doctoral programme at the Malmö Academy of Arts, where the student becomes an auscultant.

Courses include method courses with a special focus on artistic research projects, but also more general method courses with invited researchers and artistic researchers from Lund University and other educational institutions. A course in research ethics is also given.

The degree project consists of a joint exhibition / seminar / printed matter / conference where the individual project is presented. A longer individual text with proposals for research projects with research question and timetable is also required. Teaching, supervision and examination takes place in English.

Admission requirements and selection process

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts or equivalent is required. Selection is carried out by an admissions jury from eligible applicants based on submitted digital portfolios with samples of artistic work, a research project with a research question, a personal statement and a letter of recommendation as well as telephone interviews. 

More information about admission requirements, exemptions and the selection process.

Intructions on how to apply can be found here.

Language requirements
We don’t require an English test (as IELTS or TOEFL) but you show your knowledge through your work samples and interview.

Tuition fees
Students who are citizens of countries outside the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are generally required to pay application and tuition fees of SEK 200 000 (23 000 Euro) per year. read more

Program syllabus Master programme of Fine Arts in Artistic Research

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