Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, Sweden

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

( 60 ECTS Credits )

The Photographic Artist’s Book’ 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 addition to working with the participants’ 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.

For admission to the course an artistic Bachelors degree or a Bachelors degree in relevant subjects or equivalent is required.

 Note that you can only apply through RIAs application link! You can find the application link here

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 in the RIA’s workshops.

The course will end with a public presentation.


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