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.