Vision and Goals
Stockholm University of the Arts (SKH) provides education and conducts research in the fields of circus, dance, dance pedagogy, film, media, opera, performing arts and acting. Through our pioneering educational environment and innovative research, we aim to increase the power of the arts. A leading Arts University, we address and confront the challenges of society today.
Photo: Martin Hellström
At SKH you will find an attractive study and work environment, in which we strive to achieve broad recruitment of students and employees. With the flourishing environment for artistic research, we have unique opportunities of deepening the study programmes and creating collaborative transdisciplinary projects.
The University has about 500 students and 250 employees.
Right to award degrees at third-cycle level
In June 2016 SKH became the first university of the arts in Sweden to be granted the right to award degrees at third-cycle level.
Stockholm University of the Arts will, through its pioneering educational environment and innovative research, increase the power of the arts. A leading Arts University, we address and confront the challenges of society today.
In order to realise this vision, we will build a unified community that encourages responsible artistic and creative boldness. We will:
- train the next generation of leading artists, researchers and educators - our alumni will actively influence the future of the arts
- develop experimental, innovative and collaborative artistic research environments where art forms are strengthened and the dialogue around the arts and education is reinforced
- contribute to active dialogue with the wider society underpinned by a cutting edge artistic foundation
- create a collaborative culture based on a strong sense of inclusivity, responsibility, trust and commitment, where differences are embraced