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Metal Art

University of Gothenburg

36 months
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27853 EUR/year
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About

The Metal Art programme of the University of Gothenburg allows you to develop your artistic expression and craftsmanship as you explore the possibilities of metal as an artistic material in a unique academic environment in the Swedish countryside.

Overview

As a student of the Metal Art programme of the University of Gothenburg, you will have the opportunity to hone your skills through introductions to techniques such as hot forging, fabrication, welding, and sheet metal forming in the largest academic metal workshop in the world.

About

With only six–eight students accepted per year, we offer many opportunities for one-on-one learning with your teachers. Workshop space is shared with master’s students, providing even more possibilities for peer feedback and collaboration. You will explore the materials and methods, and your projects will push you artistically to develop your own voice within metal art. We encourage you to view this programme as part of a larger learning process, building from your previous skills and interests and providing a foundation for you to continue with further apprenticeship. We encourage our graduates to continue honing their skills in our master’s programme.

A collaborative learning process within society

Engaging in public art means engaging with the public and sites, for example the cooperation with the graveyard in Trollhättan. Students redefine what a memorial can be today and create new sepulchral rituals around the project. Many of the projects you will engage in cooperate with public places such as town squares, public gardens, or parks. Additionally, you will have the real-world experience of exposing the result of your projects in public.

Hands-on exploratory learning and artistic expression

Our workshop is the largest academic metal workshop in the world, and is located in a unique environment in Dals Långed, 170 kilometres north of Gothenburg. Here are excellent conditions for multifaceted, three-dimensional, experimental artistry, with projects often completed for commissioning clients and exhibitions. As a student of the programme, you will delve deeper into your artistic expression and craftsmanship as you explore contemporary metal arts and crafts in different contexts, from the practical—such as a public art project with specific parameters—to the exploratory—such as pursuing your own sculptural objects aimed toward gallery space and exhibiting. You will have the opportunity to show your work in a variety of public settings.

Well-rounded coursework

You will study visual interpretation, communication, theory, and history together with students from the other applied arts and design bachelor programs, and will have the opportunity to interact and be inspired by their work in the workshops. Through lectures, visiting instructors, workshops, and field trips, you will gain perspective and inspiration for your work and be able to relate it to theory. There are opportunities for national and international exchanges, competitions, and exhibitions that form the basis of future networks, such as our exchange programmes at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Hereford College of the Arts, and Estonian Academy of Arts in Tallinn.

Programme Structure

  • The first year focuses on advanced knowledge in machine and craft techniques, materials, and expressions. You will learn about the properties of materials, including less-common metals, such as stainless steel, copper, and aluminium.
  • The second year emphasizes the relationship between the artist and surrounding world. You will enhance your artistic voice by engaging in discussions within the arts, crafts, and design scenes.
  • During the third year, you will work with complete independence on your project in consultation with your supervisor. You may exhibit your results in a variety of public spaces.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90

Credits

180 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
Start practicing IELTS today!
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Have successfully completed your upper secondary (high school) education (post-16)
  • Be able to demonstrate proficiency in English
  • For students who have received their final school grades after 31 December 2009, there is an additional mathematics requirement: the student must have successfully completed courses in mathematics equal to the Swedish courses Mathematics 1a, 1b or 1c

Your portfolio for BFA programme in Metal Art should include:

  • CV (max 2000 characters)
  • Letter of intent
  • Use images to present a metal object (large or small, contemporary or historical) that has made a negative or positive impression on you
  • Hand drawings, sketches, paintings or life drawings
  • Images (photos, prints) of work/objects you have designed and made yourself

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27853 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 83560 EUR for the full programme during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 36 months.
  • Full education cost: 846,000 SEK
  • No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students

Living costs for Göteborg

7552 - 13932 SEK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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