©Stefan Otto: Fast forward/Fast rewind 2002, video. Still from a student exhibition in Stockholm 2007 by Anneli Bäckman and Alexander Benz. Photo: A Benz. By courtesy of the artist.
©Stefan Otto: Fast forward/Fast rewind 2002, video. Still from a student exhibition in Stockholm 2007 by Anneli Bäckman and Alexander Benz. Photo: A Benz. By courtesy of the artist.


Curating Art is in equal shares an academic and practice based education. The programme was developed as a joint enterprise between Stockholm University and prestigious institutions in the art world. Its dual perspective combining academic demands and practice based experience is a fundamental aspect in courses, assignments, and examinations.



The admissions process for 2016 is now finished!  We wish to sincerely  thank all applicants for their interest in the programme. Admitted students as well as applicants placed on the reserve/wait list have already been notified, by a personal email from the department and/or through a message in their account on the Universityadmissions in Sweden website. If you are still lacking information about the status of your application, please log into your Universityadmissions account! Please note that it is not possible to still submit supporting documentation for this admissions round since the deadline passed already on 25th January, and any vacancies occuring will be offered to applicants placed on the already long wait list, in a strict numerical order.

It is currently impossible to estimate the chances for someone on the wait list being offered a place on the programme, this depends on how many (if any!) of the admitted students decline the offer and in such case, how many are placed before you on the wait list. There is no "latest date of notification", since vacancies might occur at any time until course start on the 29th August, 2016. You must however await being contacted -  if you don´t hear anything from us, then we unfortunately can´t offer you a place this time!

Please note: No second application round in March-April!


The assessment of applications was based on the following parameters: Letter of Intent, relevance of professional or research experience (as documented in CV), relevance of previous studies, grades on academic courses, interview (for selected applicants).



Next application period, for fall 2017, will open in early December, 2016:

All applications must be submitted electronically to University admissions in Sweden/Antagning.se. For prerequisites and detailed information, please go to the How to apply-section on this website, as well as the website of Universityadmissions in Sweden for vital information and details on language requirements etc. for foreign applicants: https://www.universityadmissions.se/en/All-you-need-to-know1/Applying-for-studies/Entry-requirements/

All applications are first assessed by University admissions in Sweden/Antagning.se with regard to basic eligibility, as well as the Admissions office at Stockholm University with regard to proficiency in English. Thereafter, applications are transferred to the admissions group at our department for further evaluation and selection, which will take place next time mainly during February 2017. Please note that the department cannot during the application phase check with University admissions whether applications or supporting documentation has been submitted correctly or in due time! It is the responsibility of the applicant to make sure that all the instructions are followed.

Late or incomplete applications  will not be considered!

Interviews are anticipated to take place in early March, 2017. In case travelling to Sweden is not feasible, an interview can be performed on Skype. Applicants selected for an interview will be notified in due course. Applicants not selected for an interview but fulfilling the required qualifications will be notified at a later stage through their Universityadmissions account of their current place on the wait/reserve list.

Letters of recommendation are not needed.


The application information will be updated during the fall of 2016.