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Five-year programme in Fine arts

(300 ECTS credits)

Within our Five-Year Programme you have great freedom and responsibility for creating and organising your own education. The studies are to a great extent designed by yourself with support from supervising professors and teachers.

Each student belongs to a professor-led group and the supervising professor provides both individualised as well as group instruction and guidance. The professor-led group activities involve presentations of one’s own and others’ work. It is also a place for collective discussions and other artistically related activities.


Level: Combined-Degree (Undergraduate and Postgraduate)
Requirements: General entry requirement to Swedish higher education, exemptions can be made.
Application deadline: The application for the academic year 2019-2020 has passed.
ECTS Credits: 300
Programme Length: 5 academic years
Teaching Language: Swedish and English

Except for some compulsory parts, you plan your own semesters through independent work in the studio and workshops, as well as the participation in elective workshops and practical and theoretical course elements.

Through the development of an independent and reflective artistic practice, the students in the Five-Year Programme gradually build and strengthen their creative, interpretative and analytical skills.

Exhibition making is an important part of the education. The students take part in several group exhibitions, and during the last year (Year 5) they also hold a solo show in the gallery of the Royal Institute of Art, Galleri Mejan.

Students can choose to exit at the end of three years of full-time studies and graduate with a Bachelor degree in Fine Arts, or continue two more years to graduate with a Master degree in Fine Arts.

International collaboration is highly valued at the Royal Institute of Art. We encourage our students to participate in exchange programmes abroad with our partner institutions.


Entry requirement and selection

Entry requirement: To be admitted onto the programme you need to meet the general entry requirement. This is acquired for example with a complete graduation from a Swedish upper secondary school. For more information on this, visit

Dispensation from the general entry requirement: KKH has the possibility to invoke dispensation if an applicant demonstrates qualifications that are sufficient for the education, without meeting the general entry requirement.

Selection: The selection is made by an admission board consisting of supervising professors in fine arts, an external board member, junior/senior lecturers and students. The admission is based on your work samples.

Usually the applicants that are admitted to the school have basic artistic education. This is however not mandatory.


Finance and Fees

Admission and tuition fees apply for students from countries outside the EU/EEA. The tuition fee at the Royal Institute of Art is 316 430 SEK per academic year and the admission fee is 900 SEK. The deadline for the admission fee is the same as the application deadline. 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 2019


Programme Syllabus: Five-year programme in Fine Arts 2018

Programme Syllabuses:Five-year program in Fine arts

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