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. Academic courses include Christian Art, East & West I and II, Theology of Icons and Iconology.

Director of studies: Johan Andersson, johan.andersson@ehs.se
Length: 1 year, 30 ECTS credits
Study Pace: Part-time (50 %)
Type of Instruction: Distance learning
Language of Instruction: English
How to apply? Apply through www.universityadmissions.se or www.antagning.se. (from March 15)

You can find out more about the program here (pdf)

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.


See Admission requirements for Eastern Christian Studies

Cost of study

The program is tuition-free for citizens of Sweden, citizens of an EU / EEA country or of Switzerland who hold a valid Swedish residence permit. Students coming from countries other than those listed above are required to pay tuition fees. See Fees&Finance

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