MA Programme in Fine Art at Bergen National Academy of the Arts in Norway

Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design at University of Bergen Bergen National Academy of the Arts
Strømg 1, 5015 Bergen
+47 55 58 73 00

A Master’s Degree in Fine Art from Bergen National Academy of the Arts (KHiB) provides the graduate student with artistic, methodological and theoretical tools to work professionally within the field of contemporary art. The programme aims to help students develop a deeper understanding of art and related areas of contemporary culture.The current focus upon research within higher education will influence the further integration of practice and critical reflection and will influence the ways in which practice and theory are discussed at MA level.At the end of two years, after successful completion of the MA exam, the master’s projects are presented in a public exhibition degree show, held at Bergen Kunsthall, a well-renowned contemporary Art Gallery.

Project based
Study at MA level is centred around the student’s own MA project, which may be formulated and developed in relation to any given medium or combination of media supported by the facilities at the Academy. The artistic project is developed over a two-year period through personal study, experimentation, critique and discussion with tutors and fellow students. The Academy has workshops, technical expertise and tutorial support for work with a range of media and materials including ceramics, textiles, printmaking, photography, painting, sculpture, installation, performance, sound, video and digital art.

Dialogue and critique
To support the development of critical reflection, the MA programme in Fine Art features a theory programme built around an annually changing lecture series and a number of thematic seminars, as well as student-centered discussion fora.

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MA Programme in Fine Art at KHiB