Valand School Of Fine Arts

Founded in 1865, Valand plays an important role in the Swedish art scene. The school is situated in central Göteborg, a part of Göteborg University and since 1995, part of the Faculty of Arts which includes the Academy of Music & Drama, Theater and Opera, the School of Photography, the School of Film, the School of Design and Crafts and Literary Composition, Poetry & Prose.

Approximately one hundred students study at Valand and there are two master programs – the five year program in Fine Art and the two year program, Context and Media. (Valand also has a two year project based post-graduate education, Konstlab and a doctoral program with the next startup spring 2006.)



Vasagatan 50, PO Box 132
SE 405 30
Phone: +4631773 51 00
Fax: +4631773 51 19

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Our Aims

The goals of the educations is to develop students conceptually and technically - with art history and theoretical knowledge as the basis for developing art practices and relations to the arena they choose to work in.

Sample Student Art Work (5)

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Information For  Undergraduates

Bachelor in Fine Arts – 120 credits

Valand’s former five year combined Bachelor/Masters of Fine Art program starting in 2007 will accept applicants for a three year program leading to a Bachelor degree. (First application date for MFA program is 2009.) Students in the program represent a braod spectrum of arts practices and work with traditional techniques and/or investigate new possibilities within contemnporary
art. Students decide individual programs with the guidance of the school’s teachers, from the courses and workshops offered each term, to support the development of their practise.
During the third year students present an exhibition of examination work with a seminar lead
by an external examinator who analyzes the work. Each student writes a final text mapping their process and works.  

Information For  Postgraduates

Art:Media - 80 credits (2 years)
C:Art:Media is an international two-year master’s programme aimed at students committed to a contemporary art practice using digital media in the realization of their work.

Doctoral programme - 160 credits
For more information contact:
Anna Frisk
Coordinator PHD education Faculty of Fine Arts
Tel ++46317734042

Information For  International Students

The Valand School of Fine Arts has established exchange partners in Scandinavia, Europe,
USA, Canada and Japan; and is a member of Nordplus and Erasmus networks. The international
perspective is a part of the education. Teaching staff represents different cultural
backgrounds and generations, adding to the students possibilities to learn about and develop
different ways of working as a contemporary artist. More than half of the courses of the
masterprograms are given in English. Weekly information about current courses is provided
in English. The international perspective is also developed in collaborations with other institutions
through common courses and projects.  

How To Apply

Application –Bachelor program in Fine Arts

The application should be mailed to Konsthögskolan Valand, Box 132, SE 405 30 Göteborg, stamped latest Sunday April 1st 2007. Mark the envelope ”Program in Fine Art, 120 credits”.
The school is not responsible for application materials. Late, postdated or incomplete applications are not considered. Some applicants may be called to interviews. The applicants receive notice whether they are accepted or not, via mail, and the list of accepted candidates is posted on the schooldoor no later than June 1. Application materials can be picked up in person latest June 7 or are returned by mail if a self-addressed, stamped envelope is included.