Masters studies in design in Bergen, Norway
Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design at University of Bergen

Application deadline 1 April

Bergen National Academy of the Arts
Strømg 1, 5015 NO-Bergen
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The programme puts emphasis on personal in-depth studies and cooperation, and developing students’ ability to think comprehensively and to address complex problems based on a broad and thorough understanding of design as method.

The Department strives to educate designers who apply a comprehensive approach and who boldly, emphatically and skilfully develop formal and functional solutions for a rapidly changing environment. The focus of the curriculum emphasises methodology, progresses with focus on the students’ own MA project and concludes with courses in rhetoric and the transition to professional life.

All students share the same theoretical foundation divided in three main segments; communication, the market- and cultural skills, and methodology. The designer’s role in society and identity are key elements in all segments.

The interdisciplinary programme includes introductory courses, joint projects, workshops in e.g. concept, project management, writing and courses preparing the candidate for the future as professional designer. The MA programme in design also offers courses in specialities such as creative typography, universal design, colour, use of materials etc.

The MA programme develops strategic and conceptual skills among students, strengthens their ability to work independently and to manage large-scale projects together with others. KHiB expects its students to develop skills in empathy, communication and flexibility, and to create a basis for personal growth. These skills will enable the students to address complex situations in a rapidly changing world.
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February 18, 2011