Critical and Pedagogical Studies is an international post-graduate study programme leading to a Master of Fine Arts degree, working across borders between art theory, practice and pedagogy. It brings together postgraduate students with a BFA as well as many students who have previously completed a studio based MFA. The programme seeks to encourage applied thinking within the artistic field, investigating how we might both produce and discuss art, as well as how pedagogical strategies can be seen as artistic models in art practice and as teaching. This is a pioneering programme that seeks to examine the ways in which critical theory and pedagogy inform artistic practice. Theory will be viewed as a practice, and practice will be theorised. Key issues and topics of discussion are pedagogical strategies such as artists teaching artists and the artist’s role in mediating to a public, combined with critical thinking on artistic production, with an openness to learn and experiment. The curriculum is in constant development and is well suited for artists working from a hybrid or expanded practice. The students and programme facilitators work together to form the programme structure through group dialogue and a critical examination of the content as it suits the participants’ areas of interest, while responding to relevant topics of the day. This normally takes the form of intensive seminars and workshops led by visiting lecturers, the professors at Malmö Art Academy and the facilitators of Critical & Pedagogical Studies, however past participants have proposed their own self-organized course and have positively influenced the programme structure from within. Our focus is on how artists discuss, produce, educate and communicate, as we aim to encourage students to be critical of how educational structures operate, both within the programme itself and in relation to an educational practice. The final work towards completion of the degree is developed to bridge theory and practice through individual exam projects and a written thesis. Malmö Art Academy provides the participants with a collective workspace, and the participants may use all premises at the Academy, including the library and workshops. The facilitators of the programme have also negotiated strong relationships with local arts organizations that are keen to collaborate with our group and to support student initiatives.