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Bachelor in Fine Arts

Key features

  • Qualification: Konstnärlig kandidatexamen
  • Qualification in English: Degree of Bachelor in Fine Arts
  • EQF level: 6
  • Cycle: First cycle
  • Thesis required: Degree project
  • Nominal length: 3 years / 180 ECTS
  • Access requirement: Upper secondary level + proof of artistic skills
  • Access to further study: Second cycle

Programmes

A Degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 180 credits in a defined specialisation determined by each higher education institution itself.

Independent project (degree project)

A requirement for the award of a Degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) for at least 15 credits in the main field of study.

Degree titles

  • Swedish: Konstnärlig kandidatexamen i [field of study]
  • English: Degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts in [field of study]

Degrees in music may have the title Degree of Bachelor of Music.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding

For a Degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts the student shall
demonstrate knowledge and understanding in the principal field (main field of study), including knowledge of the practical and theoretical foundation of the field, knowledge and experience of methods and processes in the field as well as specialised study within the field.

Competence and skills

For a Degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts the student shall

  • demonstrate the ability to describe, analyse and interpret design, techniques and content as well as to reflect critically on his or her artistic approach and that of others in the main field of study
  • demonstrate the ability in the main field of study to create, realise and express his or her own ideas, identify, formulate and solve artistic and creative problems autonomously and to undertake artistic tasks within predetermined time frames
  • demonstrate the ability to present and discuss his or her works and artistic issues in speech, writing or in other ways and in dialogue with different audiences, and
  • demonstrate the competence and knowledge required to work autonomously in a professional capacity.

Judgement and approach

For a Degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts the student shall

  • demonstrate the ability to make assessments in the main field of study informed by relevant artistic, social and ethical issues
  • demonstrate insight into the role of art in society, and
  • demonstrate the ability to identify the need for further knowledge and ongoing learning.