Fine and Performing Arts
Lund University offers several international programmes and specialisations within Fine and Performing Arts. These are offered at Malmö Art Academy, Malmö Theatre Academy and Malmö Academy of Music. Some of the links below will take you to the academies' websites, where you can read more and find application deadlines and specific instructions on how to apply.
Master's programmes in Fine and Performing Arts
- Fine Arts in Artistic Research (This programme is not offered in the 2024 application round)
Fine Arts in Artistic Research, fact sheet (PDF 256 kB, new tab)
- Fine Arts
Fine Arts, fact sheet (PDF 286 kB, new tab)
- Jazz Improvisation
- Music Drama – Répétiteur (Only offered every second year. Next application round will be in autumn 2023/2024)
- Symphony Orchestra Instrument
- Scoring for Film and Media (Only offered every second year. The next application round will be in autumn 2023/2024)
- Vocal Studies
- Vocal and Drama Studies (Only offered every second year. The next application round will be in autumn 2023/2024)
Diploma of Excellence in Music
- Performing Arts as Critical Practice – please note that this programme will only be offered every second year.
Bachelor's programmes in Fine and Performing Arts
- Fine Arts
Fine Arts, fact sheet (PDF 283 kB, new tab)
- Music, Folk- and World Music
Music, Folk- and World Music, fact sheet (PDF 257 kB, new tab)
- Music, Individual Programme
Music, Individual Programme, fact sheet (PDF, 257 kB, new tab)
The application deadline for degree programmes taught at Malmö Art Academy and Malmö Academy of Music usually differ from the other Master's programmes at Lund University. Thus, it is important that you check application instructions and updates on the academies' webpages, in addition to the information on Lund University’s website and universityadmissions.se.
- Application instructions – Malmö Art Academy's website
- Application instructions – Malmö Academy of Music's website
- Application instructions on the Lund University website
Studying at the Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts
The Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts at Lund University is located in the nearby city of Malmö. The faculty is made up by three institutions - Malmö Art Academy, Malmö Academy of Music, and Malmö Theatre Academy, which all offer a wide range of courses, study programmes and specialisations. By combining theoretical studies with practice, they all aim to educate artists, musicians, and actors to a high level of artistic and professional ability. Several prominent artists, both in Sweden and internationally, have studied at Lund University’s Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts.
Applicants undergo an extensive admission process. To be admitted, both skills, talent and motivation are required. As a successful candidate, you can expect a unique opportunity to do what you are passionate about in a stimulating environment.
Collaboration and quality teaching
Both practice and guidance are necessary for students to develop their artistry, and we consider our teachers to be one of our main assets. Several of the lecturers and teachers at the Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts combine their teaching with national and international careers as practising artists, musicians, and actors. Independent work is also emphasised, and students have good access to studios and practice rooms at each academy.
Throughout their time at the Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts students interact with the surrounding cultural life through participation in various public exhibitions, concerts, and performances. These are often highly appreciated and well attended, both by other students and the public. Malmö Academy of Theatre has its own theatre on campus, Malmö Academy of Art has an adjacent gallery for students to present their exhibitions and Malmö Academy of Music has three concert halls where over 200 concerts are given each year.
All three academies also have active networks with international artists, musicians, and performers and invite several guest lecturers each year. This provides students with great opportunities to make valuable contacts for the future.
Inter Arts Center
Together the academies also run Inter Arts Center (IAC), a centre for artistic research and experimentation. IAC is intended to offer opportunities for interdisciplinary projects between visual art, music, and theatre, but also projects in collaboration with artists outside the departments.
When to apply for studies in Fine and Performing Arts
Please check each academy's webpage for application instructions and deadlines: