January 8, 2015

Call for applications: MA programme in Fine Art

Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design at University of Bergen
Photo: Lars Korff Lofthus, 2010.

MA programme
The MA programme in Fine Art is a two-year full-time programme comprising four semesters. 25 students are accepted each year, the programme is taught in English. Independent artistic practice has a central place in all semesters—and is the programme’s main component. Each student defines his/her own artistic project, which is developed over two years through individual studies, experimentation, criticism and discussion with lecturers and fellow students.

MA students are included in KHiB’s artistic research environment with academic staff and research fellows. Students’ own practice and individual project work is integrated with and supported through individual tutoring, group tutoring and a contextual programme.

Workshops and resources
The MA project can be formulated and developed in relation to a specific medium or a combination of media and materials. KHiB has workshops, technical expertise and tutoring competence in digital art, photography, printmaking, installation, ceramics and clay, sound, painting, performance, sculpture, drawing, textiles and video. An MA project can also be based on other criteria, for example linked to site-specific, relational or interdisciplinary approaches.

KHiB provides individual studio space for all MA Fine Art students. Every April the final year MA students organise an exhibition of their work at Bergen Kunsthall. It’s an important collaboration between the two institutions and an opportunity for the graduating students to present their work to a broad and international public.

Bergen Academy of Art and Design, KHIB
KHiB is a state-financed academy offering BA and MA programmes in Fine Art and Design. A new MA programme in Curating is offered starting in 2015. At present KHiB has seven Research Fellows in the Norwegian Artistic Research Fellowship programme, which is parallel to other research educations organised as academic PhD programmes. The academy has a total of 350 students, including students in the one-year programme in educational theory and practice for artists and designers.

Recent guest teachers include: Aaron Schuster, Raimundas Malasauskas, Ciara Philips, Jan Verwoert, Michael Beutler, John Cussans, Antonis Pittas, Fatima Hellberg, Phoebe Cummings, Aura Satz, Natasha Ginwala, Daniela Cascella, Henning Bergsvåg, Jefford Horrigan, Timotheus Vermeulen, Irmgard Emmelhainz.

Professors in the Department of Fine Art: Dominique Hurth, Frans Jacobi, Hilde Hauan Johnsen, Thomas Kilpper, Brandon LaBelle, Anne Helen Mydland, Eamon O’Kane, Heli Rekula, Annika Eriksson, Thomas Pihl, Sveinung Unneland, Kjersti Sundland, Annette Kierulf, Caroline Kierulf.

Programme Coordinator: Associate Professor Pedro Gómez-Egaña

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


Bergen Academy of Art and Design call for applications: MA in Fine Art

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