The Department of Creative Studies offers education in art, media, music, woodwork and metalwork, textile craft and movement and dance. We offer specialisations for people who want to qualify as teachers of art, media, music or handicraft (textile, wood and metal) for upper secondary pupils and higher age groups. We also have courses in several aesthetic sub-jects aimed at preschools, leisure-time centres and early age groups in primary schools. The specialisations in art, music and handicraft are also available as distance courses. In the De-partment of Creative Studies there are doctoral students and researchers in a number of areas connected with the various different aesthetic studies. The researchers also teach on the courses that the Department is responsible for. All the teaching premises are specially designed with modern equipment for each education’s needs and are very centrally located in the Teacher Education Building on Umeå University’s campus.