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February 9, 2016

Accepting applications: international MFA program starting in autumn

Academy of Arts at UiT–The Arctic University of Norway
Left: Robel Temesgen Bizuayehu, Adbar, 2015. Mixed media on paper, 214 x 500 cm. Right: André Enger Aas, New horizons, 2015. Silkscreen print on glass, textile, acrylic paint. Photo: Kasia Mikołajewska, 2015. © Kasia Mikołajewska.

The master’s programme is a two-year English-instructed course, which aims to provide graduates with a unique point of departure into the art world as professional artists. The programme is aimed at emerging artists who seek to advance their practice discursively and independently. Students are encouraged to develop their own initiatives within the programme, which provides a balanced insight into contemporary issues from both local and international perspectives. Completion of the programme will earn graduates a Master’s Degree in Contemporary Art.

Tromsø Academy of Contemporary Art aims to promote independent and critical thinking; throughout the course of two years, students are expected to take increasing responsibility for their master’s project in preparation for professional life beyond academy walls. By means of academic programming and collective research, the academy aims to advance a more profound understanding of the nature of the field of artistic practice, and to develop new and different methodologies within this field.

Tromsø Academy of Contemporary Art is the world’s northern-most fine arts school. Only a small number of students are accepted each year for courses in both fine arts and creative writing. The academy hosts a substantial international community, currently comprised of students and guest teachers from parts of Europe, Southeast Asia and East Africa. The first MA students were enrolled in 2012, and in the autumn of 2013 the Academy accepted its first PhD students. The art academy is included as a department in the Faculty of Fine Arts, which also comprises the departments of landscape architecture, music and drama; this structure supports collaboration and meaningful exchange between the different departments. The art academy aims to maintain a high, international standard of education, and to develop further the particular characteristics, which have helped to establish the academy as a unique programme unlike others in its field.

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Accepting applications for the international MFA program at Tromsø Academy of Contemporary Art at UiT Arctic University of Norway

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