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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
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) 

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:


Tuition at Sankt Ignatios Folkhögskola is free for everyone who is a citizen of Sweden or another EU country or who have been granted permission to live in Sweden. Students must be registered as living in Sweden. 

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.

Service Fees at Sankt Ignatios Folkhögskola: Students are required to pay a service fee. The service fee for this course is SEK 300 per semester.