Academy of Arts at UiT–The Arctic University of Norway

The Academy of Contemporary Art and Creative Writing in Tromsø is a department in the Faculty of Fine Arts at The Arctic University of Norway, and was started in 2007. The Art Academy accepts only a small number of students each year for courses in fine arts and creative writing. The study environment is internationally composed with students and guest teachers from such as, Europe, North America and Africa. The first MA students were enrolled in 2012 and in the autumn of 2013, the Academy had its first PhD students. The Art Academy is a department in a faculty comprising the department of music and drama and from autumn 2013 also an MA program of Landscape Architecture. This allows collaborations and exchange between the departments. The faculty aims to maintain a high international level and to develop its own particular characteristics, thus offering an alternative to other degree courses in the arts.