Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, Sweden

The Photographic Artist’s Book:
Dissemination in a Digital Landscape

( 60 ECTS Credits )

Hundöron, from the series Bokporträtt, Anna Henriksson


This course is a one-year full-time postgraduate course primarily for professional practitioners in the fields of art and photography. Through theory and practice, the course focuses on how to work with photographic material in relation to publications in a broad sense. Based on aspects such as democracy, activism and history, the course examines various publication strategies in an expanding field and a digital landscape.

In addition to working with the students’ independent projects, in relation to developing and preparing photographic material for publishing, teaching is conducted in the form of group seminars, individual and group tutorials, lectures and workshops. A study trip within Europe will also be arranged, including lectures, visits and meetings.

The aim of the course is that each student is able to find the most adequate way of publishing their respective photographic material. The publishing format may be a book, but the course is also open for other forms of publication in which new technologies present innovative opportunities.


Level: Postgraduate
Requirements: Master in Fine Art or a Master degree in another relevant subject or the equivalent knowledge is required
Application Deadline: April 25 2018
ECTS Credits: 60
Programme Length: 1 Year
Teaching Language: Swedish and English

Course description
Scheduled activities take place two days every second week comprising segments in which all students participate in seminars, lectures, tutorials and workshops. In addition, students work independently on a publication project for their photographic material. During the autumn term a study trip, partially paid for by the student, will be arranged. There can also be opportunities to participate in various courses held at the workshops of the Institute. The course will end with a public presentation.

Course syllabus Photographic Artists Book 2018 2019

The application shall include a pdf with text and images where you describe your project and your text of motivation for attending the course together with CV.

Applications should be made via this link:
Deadline for application: April, 25 at 13.00

The course is run by Senior Lecturers Carl Johan EriksonBjörn Larsson and Åsa Andersson Broms


Finance, Fees and Accommodation

Admission and tuition fees apply for students from countries outside the EU/EEA. The tuition fee at the Royal Institute of Art is 313 000 SEK per academic year and the admission fee is 900 SEK. The deadline for the admission fee is the same as the application deadline. There is a scholarship available to cover the tuition fee. The scholarship is awarded to one student and the application is made through the digital application for the programme. International students who have been accepted to a study programme in Sweden must show financial means of support during study time to the immigration authorities in order to obtain a study visa. Info about fees 2017-18.

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