Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, Sweden

The Photographic Artist’s Book:
Dissemination in a Digital Landscape

( 60 ECTS Credits )

Hundöron, from the series Bokporträtt, Anna Henriksson


This course is a one-year full-time postgraduate course primarily for professional practitioners in the fields of art and photography. Through theory and practice, the course focuses on how to work with photographic material in relation to publications in a broad sense. Based on aspects such as democracy, activism and history, the course examines various publication strategies in an expanding field and a digital landscape.

In addition to working with the students’ independent projects, in relation to developing and preparing photographic material for publishing, teaching is conducted in the form of group seminars, individual and group tutorials, lectures and workshops. A study trip within Europe will also be arranged, including lectures, visits and meetings.

The aim of the course is that each student is able to find the most adequate way of publishing their respective photographic material. The publishing format may be a book, but the course is also open for other forms of publication in which new technologies present innovative opportunities.


Level: Postgraduate
Requirements: Applicant must have artistic Bachelors degree or a Bachelors degree in relevant subjects or equivalent is required
Application Deadline: April 25 2018
ECTS Credits: 60
Programme Length: 1 Year
Teaching Language: Swedish and English

Course description
Scheduled activities take place two days every second week comprising segments in which all students participate in seminars, lectures, tutorials and workshops. In addition, students work independently on a publication project for their photographic material. During the autumn term a study trip, partially paid for by the student, will be arranged. There are also opportunities to participate in various courses held at the workshops of the Institute. The course will end with a public presentation.

Course syllabus Photographic Artists Book 2018 2019


The application shall include a pdf with text and images where you describe your project and your text of motivation for attending the course together with CV.

Applications should be made via this link:
Deadline for application: April, 25 at 13.00


The course is run by Senior Lecturers Carl Johan EriksonBjörn Larsson and Åsa Andersson Broms