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Master - fine arts - 120 credits

Key features

  • Qualification: Konstnärlig masterexamen
  • Qualification in English: Degree of Master of fine arts (120 credits)
  • EQF level: 7
  • Cycle: Second cycle
  • Thesis required: 2 years / 120 ECTS
  • Nominal length:
  • Access requirement: First cycle degree + proof of artistic skills
  • Access to further study: Third cycle

Programmes

A Degree of Master of Fine Arts (120 credits) is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 120 credits with a defined specialisation determined by each higher education institution itself. In addition the prior award of a Degree of Bachelor, a Degree of Bachelor in Fine Arts, a professional or vocational qualification of at least 180 credits or a corresponding qualification from abroad is required.

Independent project (degree project)

A requirement for the award of a Degree of Master of Fine Arts (120 credits) is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) for at least 30 credits in the main field of study.

Degree titles

  • Swedish: Konstnärlig masterexamen i [field of study]
  • English: Degree of Master of Fine Arts (120 credits) in [field of study]

Degrees in music may have the title Degree of Master of Music (120 credits).

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding

For a Degree of Master of Fine Arts (120 credits) the student shall

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding in the main field of study, including both broad knowledge of the field and a considerable degree of specialised knowledge in areas of the field as well as specialised insight into current research and development work, and
  • demonstrate familiarity with methods and processes for dealing with complex phenomena, issues and situations in the field.

Competence and skills

For a Degree of Master of Fine Arts (120 credits) the student shall

  • demonstrate the ability to formulate new issues autonomously and creatively and contribute to the formation of knowledge, solve more advanced problems, develop new forms of personal expression 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 to create and execute his or her own ideas with his or her own personal expression, to identify, formulate and solve artistic and creative problems autonomously and also to plan and undertake advanced artistic tasks using appropriate methods within predetermined time frames
  • demonstrate the ability both nationally and internationally to clearly 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 Master of Fine Arts (120 credits) 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 take responsibility for his or her ongoing learning.