Master's Programme in Fine Arts

MFA - 120 ECTS (2 years)

Our Master's programme in Fine Arts (MFA) is for those who wish to deepen their artistic skills and perhaps continue in research or developmental work in some form. Many of our students choose to continue studying on an advanced level.

The application for the study year 2022/23 opens 21 January 2022.
Find out how you apply to our MFA programme.

Studios and well-equipped workshops

In total we have approximately 75 programme students (BA/MA-level) at the school. All students have a studio space, most of them are single studios and only a few shared.

The school has well-equipped workshops for wood, metal, plaster, bronze, graphics, photo, video or computer-based work.
Read more about our workshops.

Also we have a number of project rooms that can be booked when you need working space outside of your studio. Last but not least the school has a gallery that can be booked for solo or group exhibitions. 


Language of instruction is English. An entry requirement is that you have English B/6 or equivalent in addition to a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts or a subject we consider equivalent. You may demonstrate that you meet the English language requirement through certain upper secondary (high school) studies, certain university studies, or an internationally approved English test.
Read more about entry requirements and specifically the
English language requirements.

Individual artistic work

As a student at Umeå Academy of Fine Arts you work to a great extent (about 60 %) of the time with your individual artistic project as part of your main course. The rest of the time there are other mandatory courses, workshops, lectures and other scheduled activites. Each term you have a tutor who is your teacher/professor responsible for your main course. He or she usually offers individual tutorials as part of his or her teaching. Guests who we invite for lectures/workshops also commonly offer tutorials/studio visits open to all students or to a certain year (BFA1-MFA2). 

In your 2nd and final year you commonly have solo or group exhibitions during the atumn term and in the spring term you have your graduate exhibition at Bildmuseet.