BFA Program in Metal Art
The 1,200 square meter metal workshop is located in a unique academic environment in Dals Långed, 170 kilometers north of Gothenburg, where you work both at the drawing board and by the workbench. This environment offers excellent conditions for a multifaceted, three-dimensional, experimental artistry. You will learn production techniques, such as hot forging, fabrication, welding and sheet metal forming.
The workshop’s size, equipment, and accessibility allow you to operate in all formats, often on actual projects working with commissioning clients and exhibitions. During your education, you will also have the opportunity to show your work in a variety of public settings.
As a student, you will explore contemporary metal arts and crafts in different contexts and can delve deeper into your artistic expression and craft.
About the program
The three-year program includes courses in metal craft, public and gallery space, visual interpretation, communication, theory, and history. You will work on artistic projects, based material, craft, and site. Your inspiration and theory are fed through field trips, visiting artists, workshops, and tutorials. As a student, you are encouraged to participate in national and international exchanges, competitions and exhibitions that form the basis of future networks.
Courses in visual interpretation and communication, theory, and history take place along with students in other fine arts BA programs in Steneby.
The program is part of the international environment at in Steneby. The language of instruction is English. Swedish might be used occasionally for Swedish speaking students.
The first year focuses fundamentally on advanced knowledge in technology, materials, and expressions. You will learn about the different properties of metals, such as steel, aluminum, and bronze. You will also have time to establish and enhance your artistic language and examine how your artistic idea interacts with social contexts.
The second year emphasizes awareness of the relationship between the artist and the surrounding world. You will take part in the on-going discussions within the arts, crafts and design scenes and will have the opportunity to join an exchange program with other academies through our international network.
The third year gives greater scope for individually formulated projects by the students in consultation with the supervisor. The focus is on developing your personal artistic expression in metal art. At the end of the spring semester, you will present the outcome of your ten weeks exam project, to a public audience.
Work areas/continuing studies
The program prepares you to work on commissions for private and public clients, exhibitions and your own artistic endeavors. The program also prepares you for master's level studies.
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Arts and Crafts with specialization in Metal Art
Entrance requirements and application
General entrance requirements
The selection is based on an assessment of submitted work samples and a personal interview.