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C : Art Master’s Programme
Valand School of Fine Art
University of Gothenburg, Sweden
The application process:

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in fine arts or equivalent.
Application instructions:
Beginning of studies: September 2011.
C:Art Master’s Programme (120 ECTS)

An international two-year masters program in fine art, C : Art integrates studio practice with research and exploration of artistic methods. Students are able to develop their practises through a series of artistic investigations into other disciplines made possible by the exceptional resources of the University of Gothenburg and harbor site of Sweden’s second largest city. Offering seminars, guest lectures, weekly practical labs, study trips abroad, and individual studio visits with international arts professionals, C : Art is a comprehensive and customized education for the active twenty – first century artist.

In accordance with the Bologna mandate, C : Art follows an eight-module, five-week academic year. Each module is thematic, designed to meet our goal of graduating students with broad-based field literacy, each advanced on the path of personal fluency in their practice.

The two-year program culminates in a guest-curated, graduating exhibition presented in Gothenburg, accompanied by an illustrated publication, including curator’s essay and student texts. Studios are provided.

Teaching language: English.
C : Art Core Faculty

Visiting Professor Jane Philbrick is Programme Director of C : Art. Her large – scale productions engage different disciplines in art, industry and science. She is joined by adjunct lecturer artist Zsuzsanna Larsson Gilice (MFA, Valand School of Fine Art, 2003), sound and media artist Richard Widerberg , editor Nils Olsson at Department of Literature, History of Ideas and Religion, University of Gothenburg and Canadian multimedia artist Barrie James Sutcliffe

Guests to the programme are from a wide range of disciplines
2010 – 2011 C : Art Guests in selection:

Jason E. Bowman, artist and curator, London
Maria Lind, curator, Stockholm
Denise Markonish, curator, Mass MoCA
George Bolster, artist, New York
Marion Delhees, designer, lookinglately, Zurich
Asok George, Chief Designer, Exteriors, Volvo Trucks, Gothenburg
Fredrik Gunve, performance artist, Gothenburg
Stephen Hepworth, curator, New York
Kristin Johansson, architect, Chalmers, Gothenburg
Joachim Kaminsky, sustainable design, Kjellgren&Kaminsky architects, Gothenburg
Karl – Henrik Klockars, Chief Designer, Veprox, Gothenburg
Maja Gunn, fashion designer, Stockholm and New York
Christina Skårud, artist, Gothenburg
About Valand School of Fine Art

A progressive school with individual studio spaces and ample workshops, small student groups and an international teaching staff, Valand fosters a strong working relationship between individual students and staff whilst responding and contributing to developments in the international art world. A strong commitment to artistic research is present through artistic development projects of teaching staff; research fellows such as Terence Gower, Jesper Just and Maria Lind as well as the research program which is common to the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts of the University of Gothenburg. In addition to C:Art Master’s Programme, Valand offers a Bachelor and a Master in Fine Arts.

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