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Icons – Art and Theology (2023-2024)

Icons are one of the most characteristic expressions of Eastern Christianity and Orthodox faith. This special program explores the history and theology of icons and their visual/aesthetic properties, both traditional and contemporary.

In addition to this, students will have the opportunity to learn about the development of image theories and stylistic properties of Christian art in the Eastern and Western traditions, and the relationship between the traditional forms of icon painting and some of the most iconic movements within modern and avant-garde art. 

Courses within the program:

  • Christian Art, East & West I, 7.5 credits
  • Christian Art, East & West II, 7.5 credits
  • Theology of Icons, 7.5 credits
  • Iconology, 7.5 credits

You can find out more about the program here (pdf) or at ehs.se.


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Quick Facts

Length: 1 year (30 credits)

Study Pace: Part time (50%)

Type of Instruction: Distance learning
Language of Instruction: English

Level: University

Organizer: Stockholm School of Theology

The applicant must have completed their upper secondary (high school) education. Applicants must also be able to demonstrate proficiency in English. The entry requirement for studies at the bachelor’s level in Sweden is equivalent to the English 6 course at Swedish upper secondary school. Students from outside Sweden, or students who cannot verify proficiency in English, are required to make an internationally recognized test, e. g. TOEFL IELTS or equivalent.
For more information please visit: www.universityadmissions.se

Fees: Students at Stockholm School of Theology are not required to pay tuition fees if they are citizens of Sweden, of another EU country or if they have been granted permission to live in Sweden. The information about tuition fee for other international students is available on  https://ehs.se/tuition-fees.