Art and Play (MBH4310)

Master's course
For exchange students

The overall aim of this course is to explore and challenge understandings of the significance, ambiguities and rhetoric of art, play and learning in an early childhood setting as well as the implications of these understandings for practice, research and professional development in the field.

  • Admission requirements

    You must

    • be enrolled in master studies in Early Childhood Education, Educational Science, Psychology, Social Science, Special Education, or another field of similar relevance to the study. Students in their final year of a relevant bachelor's degree programme may also apply.
    • have English skills at the B1 level.
  • How to apply

    International exchange students select courses when applying for exchange.

    The application deadline is 15 April.

  • Content

    In Nordic early childhood research, art and play comprise an essential foundation. This course provides an in-depth exploration of art, play and learning in early childhood settings, aimed at developing critical problematising and reflection both in practice and in theory.

    The course addresses key issues in current research in view of their implications for practice and future research. In view of the international scope of the course, particular emphasis is placed on comparative approaches.

  • Teaching methods

    Literature studies are combined with lectures, seminars, and student work in groups.

  • Course description

    For more information about this course, take a look at the course description (

  • Costs

    There is no semester fee for exchange students.

Questions about this course?

You can contact us by e-mail if you have questions about this course.