Contemporary Art and Health

Bachelor’s level
15 credits (ECTS)
Study pace
Location independent
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Full education cost: 72 250 SEK
First payment: 72 250 SEK

No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

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Contemporary Art and Health is an innovative transdisciplinary course which introduces students to core concepts, theories, methods, and methodologies within the field of contemporary art and health. Organized through themes, the course takes an expanded social, cultural and political perspective on what both contemporary art and health can be understood to be and seeks to equip students with skills in critical thinking and analysis.


Contemporary Art and Health is a unique course aimed at artistic practitioners, cultural workers and healthcare practitioners who have an interest in understanding and working with the field of contemporary art and health. The course is designed to be of use both for students who have not undertaken work in this area and for those who are already doing so but would like the opportunity to learn more about this field of practice. By the end of the course students will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of the development, delivery, and evaluation of practice in the field.

The course places pedagogical emphasis on sharing through dialogue and has the intention of generating a productive and care-driven environment for students and teachers to participate in and maintain as a learning community.  Contemporary Art and Health is led by Dr. Cathryn Klasto and includes contributions by invited guests. The course employs various teaching models including lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials and advance preparation is expected before teaching sessions. The course also requires that students have a reliable internet connection and good working ear/headphones to participate effectively. 

Apply in three steps

1. Apply for the course at Deadline April 17, 2023. 

2. Submit your letter of intent in SlideRoom. Deadline April 24, 2023.

3. Submit documentation proving you meet the entry requirements of the course on Deadline June 21, 2023.
Your letter of intent must contain: 

  • A letter of intention (in English) stating why you wish to attend the course, max 1500 characters including spaces. 

Your application must be anonymous. Do not include name or contact details anywhere in this material. 

Course sessions 
The course is taught in English and entirely at distance via Zoom. The course consists of lectures, seminars, workshops and individual and group supervision. The course runs throughout the autumn semester 2023 and continues during spring semester 2024, with meetings occurring one evening biweekly (most likely Wednesdays).

Prerequisites and selection


General entrance requirements


The selection is based on a submitted Letter of Intent.