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Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design at University of Bergen

The Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design (KMD) offers BA, MA and PhD programmes based on an internationally recognised level of artistic research.

We educate future artists, designers, performing musicians, composers, music therapists, musicologists, curators, and music and art teachers. The faculty consists of about 600 students and 130 staff members. Academic activities are organised across three departments with a joint administration: Fine Art, Music, and Design. Each department has research fellows affiliated with both the Artistic Research Programme and other PhD programmes at the University of Bergen (UiB). UiB is also working to establish a new arts-based PhD programme to further reinforce the faculty’s breadth and scope. The academic staff at the departments of Fine Art and Design share the same facilities in a new building especially designed by the Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta. Currently, the university is in the planning phase to establish a separate building for The Grieg Academy – Department of Music on a neighbouring site at Møllendal. KMD cooperates with many leading institutions on the local, national and international level.

Above: Faculty campus. Credit: Hufton+Crow.