In 2010, a third-cycle degree in the fine arts was introduced as a complement to the general degrees in creative and artistic subjects.

The difference between a fine arts and a general degree is not entirely defined, but it can be expressed as a fine arts degree having a greater emphasis on the element of composition.

Higher education institutions (HEIs) that wish to award fine arts degrees at the third-cycle must apply for degree-awarding powers. So far, three HEIs have received these degree-awarding powers:

  • The University of Gothenburg
  • Lund University
  • The University of Borås, in the field of textiles and fashion

In 2014, these HEIs had a total of 57 doctoral students specialising in fine arts degrees.

Page last updated 2016-02-19