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Life drawing 1

  • Number of credits 7.5 credits
  • Level Bachelor's level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2023

About the course

The aim of the course is to train the ability to see and express forms by practicing drawing from a live model. Basis for the course is to work with visual information as foundation for drawing.
The focus of the course, in addition to perception and cognitive processes, are shape, volume, balance, weight, spatiality and movement through exercises in sketching technique to reproduce the body as a whole, proportions and structure in relation to image construction. Specific methods and concepts for the area are also introduced during the course.
Life drawing is one of the foundational skills in the artistic tradition, a skill that requires constant practice and training in order for the practitioner to continually develop perception in relation to drawing methodology, the handling of sketching tools, and the development of personal expression. The course is suitable for beginners as well as for advanced artists.

The course will be divided into two groups. Group 1 has lessons from 14.00-16.00 and group 2 from 16.30-18.30. You will be able to choose which group you belong to. Please note that there is a limited number of places in each group so first come, first served applies. Information will be given to admitted students in welcome letter. You are expected to actively participate once a week. For those who cannot attend a lesson, you will be given a homework assignment.

The course is mainly in Swedish but if there is English-speaking students tutoring can be held in English. If the majority of students are English speakers the lectures will be given in English with the option of tutoring in Swedish.

Application and eligibility

Life drawing 1, 7.5 credits

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Autumn Term 2023 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


4 September 2023


14 January 2024

Study location



English (upon request)

Type of studies

Daytime, 25%

Required Knowledge

General entry requirements


Results-National university aptitude test-Academic credits

Application code



Please note: This application round is intended only for applicants within the EU/EEA and Switzerland. Online application service in Swedish will open 15 March 2023 at 13:00 CET. Application deadline is 17 April 2023. How to apply

Application and tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 36,563

Total fee

SEK 36,563

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Course is given by
Umeå Institute of Design
Contactperson for the course is:
Birgitta Sundberg (Education coordinator)