Icons: Art and Theology

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. Through the combination of academic courses (at Stockholm School of Theology) and the practical painting courses Icon Painting I and Icon Painting II (at Sankt Ignatios Folkhögskola), the program enables students to acquire both theoretical/theological understanding and practical skills in icon painting. Academic courses include Christian Art, East & West I and II, Theology of Icons and Iconology.

Students can choose to take only academic courses, without the practical icon-painting courses. 

Stockholm School of Theology

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Quick Facts

Length: 1 year, 30 ECTS credits
Study Pace: Full-time (100%) – academic and practical painting courses or Part-time (50%) – academic courses
Type of Instruction: Distance learning (academic courses) & On-campus (practical painting courses)
Language of Instruction: English
Location: Campus Bromma (academic courses) & Campus Södertälje (practical painting courses) 

Level: University & Seminary
Organizer: Stockholm School of Theology (University College Stockholm) & Sankt Ignatios Folkhögskola

The applicant must have completed their upper secondary (high school) education. For more information please visit:
Applicants must also be able to demonstrate a good 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. For more information, please visit: