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In order to develop your own artistic ability more deeply, you will need to become familiar with methods and processes. Individual work and the experiences that it leads to are in focus during the entire programme, also when it comes to shared projects.

Ongoing work is dealt with continually in studio conversations. The ability to reflect is trained by means of written exercises and oral presentations, as well as workshops and shared discussions.
During your entire period of study, the Crafts Forum will be in session. Lectures and discussions with Swedish and international lecturers will be held there, on such subjects as contemporary crafts, the history of crafts, research and so on. You will also be given practical advice on how to carry on your own professional activities. At the Crafts Forum, students can also make their own presentation and take up optional subjects to discussion. Opinions and proposals concerning the Programme can also be ventilated here.


Term 1
The autumn term starts with brief presentations of their artistic activities given by all teachers and Master’s students.
The Master’s Programme starts with a cooperative project. With the aid of a project leader, a shared exhibition will be planned consisting of finished/ ongoing work. Simultaneously, you will begin your individual work in workshops and studios, with the support of a supervisor. Students will give an account of their work in the form of a shared public exhibition at a gallery.  

The rest of the term will be spent in formulating a project of your own with the aid of individual supervision. The professor in your own field will be your main supervisor, and other professors and teachers will be available for studio conversations. Work will be subjected to shared reviews in the form of seminars. 
 


Term 2 
The term will lead off with two optional alternatives:
Alt. 1. Your own artistic work will once again be situated in a context, this time public space. The challenge is to discuss various aspects of public space, and using your own artistic starting points to develop a visionary idea into a finished proposal sketch. This will be presented in the form of a model in a realistic situation during a shared review seminar.
Alt. 2. An individual project formulated by yourself, if necessary with an external supervisor.

The second half of the term will be spent on an individual project formulated by yourself, with supervision. A shared account of the project will be given in the form of a seminar, with emphasis on developmental possibilities with a view to the Master’s degree.
 


Terms 3 and 4
The second year of studies will be entirely devoted to preparations for and the carrying out of the graduation project: preparatory studies and experiments for the graduation project, and writing seminars in preparation for the graduation project report.
Graduation project work with an external supervisor. Regular shared elements like lectures and seminars will continue even during the concluding term-long work on the graduation project.
Examination with external opponent. The Programme will end with a graduation exhibition.
 

Photo from Josefine Flaig's MA degree project 2016.