University College of Arts, Crafts and Design

Stockholm, Sweden
Konstfack is the largest university college of arts, crafts and design in Sweden. Each year, almost 900 students are enrolled in Bachelor’s and Master’s programs, the Visual Arts Teacher Education Program and independent courses.



1844 - Nils Månsson Mandelgren, artist and ethnologist, started the Söndags-Rit-skola för Hantverkare (Sunday Drawing School for Artisans). The following year the school was handed over to the newly started Svenska Slöjdföreningen (Swedish Association of Handicrafts), today known as Svensk Form.


In the three-year Undergraduate Level for the Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts you can choose between seven different programs.

Our two-year Master's programmes offer preparation for careers or research and lead to the award of a Master's (120 credits) degree in Fine Arts.

Our teacher education gives you qualification to teach in either secondary (two subjects in grades 7–9) school or upper-secondary (two subjects) school. We also offer many courses for professionals.


Research and Artistic development at Konstfack aims to broaden and deepen the school's existing body of knowledge in the areas of art, design, crafts, art education and visual communication in an environment that is analytical, critical and creative.

The research consists of both graduate students and several externally funded research projects in collaboration with many partners.

The research areas are:

  • Design Driven and creative knowledge production (Bo Westerlund)
  • Material Cultures (Christina Zetterlund)
  • Narrative Processes (Magnus Bärtås)
  • Visual Cultures and Learning (Ulla Lind)

Master's Programmes

Education & Training (1)
Humanities (1)
Social Sciences (1)

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at University College of Arts, Crafts and Design!


Library services

Konstfack has one of Sweden’s largest art and design libraries.

The library provides books – and course literature – databases, and print and electronic journals.

The library also has a materials library with samples that can be borrowed, and a video collection with art videos that can be viewed in the library.

ICT services

These include computer labs, woodwork and metalwork shops, screen-printing and textile printing facilities, weaving room, color workshop, graphics workshop, photographic and TV studios, glassworks, ceramics workshop and studios for sculpture and painting.

Student Life

Campus life

In 2004, Konstfack moved to Telefonplan, just south of Stockholm city center.

Our building is the former Ericsson telephone factory which has been converted into a 20,300 square meter art and design university college.

The first space you encounter when entering Konstfack is Vita Havet which constantly changes its appearance as new exhibitions and projects come and go.

There is also a gallery for exhibiting the students’ own works.

The Global Study Awards

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