Arts Programme

The Arts Programme leads to a diploma that provides eligibility for higher education. It is intended for those who students who wish to work with in artistic, humanistic and social science areas.

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The programme lays the foundations for further studies in aesthetic, humanistic and social science subjects in higher education.

Five different orientations

Art and design

  • You learn about different techniques to produce You develop your ability to express yourself and communicate visually, and also experience, interpret and reflect from different perspectives.


  • You learn about dance as an artistic You develop your ability to use dance as a form of communication. You learn about the relationship between dance, being creative, stagecraft and how dance can be appreciated from different perspectives.

Arts and media

  • You learn about digital You develop your ability to communicate with digital tools where the focus is on sound, image and narrative. You experience, interpret and reflect on digital expressions from different perspectives.


  • You learn about music from different periods and You develop your ability to perform music, be artistically creative, and enhance your ability to experience and interpret music from different perspectives.


  • You learn about the You develop your ability to represent onstage, communicate, experience and interpret both other students’ representations and professional theatrical performances from different perspectives.

This is what you learn from the programme

You develop your knowledge of aesthetic forms of expression. You learn about people today, history and the world from different perspectives. You work on creating, experiencing and interpreting art and culture and develop your skills in aesthetic handicrafts.

Focus in the programme is on creativity, curiosity, communication, interaction, personal creativity and performance.

How the programme is organised

In the Arts Programme, the foundation subjects are: English, history, physical education and health, mathematics, natural sciences, religion, social studies, and Swedish or Swedish as a second language. In the programmes preparatory for higher education, you study more theoretical courses than in the vocational programmes.

The programme specific subjects are: aesthetic communications, and art and culture.

You get the opportunity to specialise and further broaden your knowledge in the programme. This is referred to as ”programme specialisation”. This can cover subjects such as: architecture, circus, design, digital creativity, film and TV production, philosophy, mathematics, media communication, music theory, psychology, social studies, theatre, training and web technology. Check with the school to find out what specialisation courses it offers.

You also have an individual option where you can choose what you want to study. Ask the school what courses it provides.

Working approaches

In the programme, you communicate thoughts and ideas using aesthetic forms of expression, and learn both artistic and scientific approaches. You discuss your own and others’ work, and develop your understanding of quality and communications. You cooperate with other aesthetic areas and the cultural

sciences, history, languages, technological development and communications. You learn to take responsibility for your work and assess information.

Diploma project

Towards the end of the Arts Programme, you complete a diploma project. You plan, carry out and assess extended work based on some important knowledge areas in the programme.

Some points to think about

To be eligible for a specific education programme in higher education, it is important that you plan your studies in advance. Talk to your study and

vocational guidance counsellor if you want to continue your studies in higher education.

You always have the right to choose another course in physical education and health, and an aesthetic course in the individual option.

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