Artist in a workshop.
Photo: Christian-Habetzeder (Artist Fredrik Ingemansson)

Introduction to Artistic Approaches in Craft 1

Bachelor’s level
15 credits (ECTS)
Study pace
Mixed time
Location independent
Study form
Application open
Application code
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.

More information about tuition fees


This distance course is addressed to students that have craft experience and seeking artistic understanding and development towards an arts and crafts practice.


The first part of the course consists of stocktaking of current craft practice in order for you to formulate your expectations for your future artistic development. This is followed by a introduction to the importance of constructive feedback for others and yourself. Through a writing assignment, the students formulate their first feedback to another student’s craft practice.

In the second part of the course the students will be introduced to artistic development tools and methods. Every method will be applied with an assignment and the result will be discussed orally and in written form.

A theory workshop will create the student’s awareness of the importance of historic and contemporary references within arts and crafts. The assignments end with an investigation of historic references that have relevance to their own field of interest. 

The entire course will end with implementing the new knowledge and understanding in a work project. The work result will be presented and discussed.

During the entire course an open forum offers space for networking and exchanging experience. All parts of the course are supported with individual tutoring.

Apply in three steps

  • Apply for the course at Deadline 16 October, 2023.
  • Submit your portfolio SlideRoom. Deadline 23 October, 2023.
  • Submit documentation proving you meet the entry requirements of the course on Deadline 1 December, 2023.

Work samples / Portfolio

  1. CV, list relevant previous studies and employments
  2. Motivation letter, a short motivation letter that describes why you want to take the course
  3. Portfolio, the portfolio should include 5-7 images of your own work. Here you show work that represent your creative experience.

Your application must be anonymous. Please do not include your name or any personal information in your application. 

Course meetings
The course involves half-time studies during one semester. The course's lectures and seminars are given via zoom. The language of intruction is English.

A detailed schedule for the course will be published in the learning platform Canvas before the start of the course.

Prerequisites and selection


General entrance requirements


The selection is based on submitted work samples.