January 11, 2014

Master of Fine Arts: call for applicationsOslo National Academy of the Arts

Oslo National Academy of the Arts
Example of shared MA studio, 2013. Photo: Siri Leira.

Completion of this course leads to the title of Master of Fine Arts. The MA study programme trains artists to be independent, active contributors to contemporary art and related areas of society. The course encourages students to work as creative artists at an international level.

The programme is a combination of independent studio work, issues in theory and practice, group critiques, writing and exhibiton practice. The programme aims to extend the student’s field of practical and artistic experience and provide a deeper understanding and study of theoretical issues. The student’s own artistic work and a theoretical project linked to this work form the core of the course. In addition, students can specialise in art theory, painting, photography, sculpture/installation/performance, sound or digital art, focusing on one or a combination of these areas. Emphasis is placed on a cross-disciplinary approach and on active collaboration with both national and international institutions. Students are expected to place their work in an international context by actively seeking out related international artistic milieus and by working to develop their contact network.

Writing is an important aspect throughout the programme and accumulates in the master thesis. The thesis must demonstrate the ability to apply theory and method within an artistic practice.

The Oslo National Academy of the Arts offers great production facilities and a library with an extensive range of publications.

Applicants are required to hold a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts or an equivalent qualification corresponding to 180 credits. Applicants are assessed on the basis of a written description of their artistic project, a portfolio of their work, educational qualifications and an interview.

Applications are assessed by a jury whose members come from both inside and outside The Oslo National Academy of the Arts. Higher education is a top priority in Norway and educational institutions do not charge a tuition fee, but international students must have proof of sufficient funding to pay their living expenses.
Application deadline:
February 1, 2014

Application guidelines:

Postal address:
Postboks 6853
St. Olavs plass
0130 Oslo

Visiting address:
Fossveien 24
0551 Oslo

(+47) 22 99 55 00
[email protected]

Head of the MA programme:
Leander Djønne
[email protected]

Vanessa Ohlraun
[email protected]

More information:

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