January 11, 2017

MA programme in Fine Art

Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design at University of Bergen
Kim Kvello. Installation view of the MA Degree Show in Fine Art 2016 at Bergen Kunsthall. Photo: Jane Sverdrupsen.

In 2017 Bergen Academy of Art and Design will move into the city’s first Snøhetta building and become part of the University of Bergen’s new Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design.

The Master in Fine Art programme at the Bergen Academy of Art and Design is an international, two-year programme known for its dynamic, non-medium-specific approach to higher education in the arts.

This programme believes in the art academy not just as a place of transition into professional practice, but as an important arena in itself, one where artistic discourse and production can be actively developed, questioned and challenged. The programme focuses on artistic practice and exhibition, critical discussion, experimentation, theory and writing as main teaching tools.

Students admitted to the Master programme are active artists, self-driven, able to work in groups, and interested in developing a critical language.

Students accepted into the programme have access to individual work-spaces, project rooms, various workshops, and funds to plan and carry out academic and research components during their course.

The programme includes study trips, group exhibitions, and collaborations with other professional artistic institutions and venues in Norway and abroad. The final MA exhibition is held at Bergen Kunsthall, one of Scandinavia’s most prestigious art institutions.

Teaching language is English, and there are no tuition fees. Candidates apply with a portfolio and CV.

Recent guest teachers include: Federica Bueti, Jeremy Shaw, Raimundas Malašauskas, Fatima Hellberg, Aaron Schuster, Adam Kleinman, Nora Sternfeld, Antonis Pittas, Daniela Cascella, Henning Bergsvåg, Jan Verwoert, Phoebe Cummings.

Faculty: Alena Alexandrova, Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen, Anne Helen Mydland, Annika Eriksson, Caroline Kierluf, Duncan Higgins, Frans Jacobi, Adrià Julià, Hilde Hauan, Ingrid Aarset, Kari Dyrdal, Kerstin Zmelcka, Lars Lofthus, Neil Brownsword, Richard Launder, Sidsel Christensen, Steven Dixon, Thomas Pihl, Anne Szefer Karlsen, Annette Kierulf, Brandon Labelle, Christine Hansen, Eamon O’Kane, Heidi Nikolaisen, Herbert Wiegand, Jon Pettersen, Kjersti Sundland, Sabine Popp, Sveinung Unneland, Thomas Kilpper, Tone Saastad, Wencke Qvale, Øystein Hauge, Åsil Bøthun, Geir Harald Samulesen

Programme Coordinator: Pedro Gómez-Egaña

For more information about the programme, please click here.
For information about admission requirements and how to apply, please click here.


Call for applications: MA programme in Fine Art at University of Bergen

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