Standing on the shoulders of giants


Konstfack (The University of Arts, Crafts and Design) is unique among Swedish art schools, teaching arts, crafts, design and art teacher training all under one roof.

Konstfack’s history dates back to 1844, when a 31-year-old artist called N.M. Mandelgren opened a Sunday drawing school for craftsmen in Stockholm. Although the school’s name would change a number of times in the coming 174 years, its ambition has always been typified by the school’s wide spectrum of arts and orientations.

Today, Konstfack is a public university with ten institutions teaching 600 students. Most of its study programs are between three and five years, eventually leading to BA and MA degrees. Subjects range from art teacher training, a curator program, to fine arts and furniture design.

Konstfack is active both in the private and public sectors and is highly regarded internationally for its exchange programs and its global network of partner universities.

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