Sámi Handicraft Master Qualification
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Sámi Handicraft Master Qualification

The Sámi Handicraft Master Vocational training program ensures that at the end of the program students posses a master level of proficiency in all facets with Sámi handicrafts (duodji), traditions, materials and development. The significance of Sámi handicrafts in culture and the value of the natural environment in product manufacture is enforced. Students learn the prerequisites for doing business and are experienced with customer service, pricing products, marketing them, product liability, and product safety. In addition to traditional knowledge and principals, students will utilize new technology in the acquisition of information according to their specific degree and curriculum.




180 credits


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Graduates of the Sámi Handicraft Master Vocational Qualification program:

  • design and manufacture products with traditional and modern designs.
  • recognize the qualities of materials and know how to pre-treat them, for example, drying wood, tanning leather, plant dyeing, and felting.
  • are competent in machines and equipment use and their maintenance.
  • are aware of the importance of ergonomics and occupational safety
  • will have presented their work in the language of their choice orally and in writing, and also orally in Sámi.
  • participate in careers in designing, manufacturing, advising, and marketing Sámi handicrafts.

    Passing the degree requires oral knowledge of Sámi language.
    A Master qualification in Sámi handicraft can be obtained in clothing or handicraft objects.

Master of Sámi Apparel, 180 credits

  • Sámi handicraft master core common skills 90 credits, compulsory
  • Traditional Sámi dress and accessories 90 credits
  • Leather and fur 90 credits
  • Fur Products 15 credits
  • Business Entrepreneurship 15 credits

Master of Sámi Handicraft Objects, 180 credits

  • Sámi handicraft Master core common skills 90 credits, compulsory
  • Wood and burl 90 credits
  • Bone and antler 90 credits
  • Precious metal 90 credits
  • Transport equipment 90 credits
  • Tools 90 credits
  • Business Entrepreneurship 15 credits

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