Fine Art

Master's degree programme, 2 years, Trondheim

Fine Art

Forsidebilde MFA program

Photo: Brooke Eriksen/NTNU

Welcome to study start at NTNU

Welcome to study start at NTNU

We are very much looking forward to welcoming our new students to study start. 

Due to the current situation with the pandemi, this year's matriculation ceremony will be organized digitally.   

We want everyone to get off to a good start and be part of the student community at NTNU, even if you have to follow the lectures digitally the first semester from your home country.

More information on this year's matriculation ceremony is found here.

Our faculty welcome ceremony for new international students will be organized digitally.


Hours: 13:00-14:00 (CEST)

  • The Dean's welcome speech
  • Vice Dean for education presents our study programs
  • presentation of the student society and the student mentors.

The link for the ceremoy will be published here!

Online program


Tuesday 11 August, (The Art Academy, Kirkegata, entrance E)

  • 11:00 - 12:30: Introduction to study programs w/David Rych
  • 12:45 - 13:00: Information on communication channels at NTNU w/Ole Tolstad
  • 13:00 - 14:00: Lunch break
  • 13:00 - 15:00: Student Mentor program w/Naomi

Wednesday 12 August:

  • 09:00 - 12:00: Administrative personnel will be available for questions, information or inquieries w/Diana Lindbjerg


The program for Thursday 13 and Friday 14 August will be announced.


Links for the online program have been provided for the students by email. 


NTNU organises an orientation programme for new international students every August and January. The orientation activities for international students will be online on this page.

The Office of International Relations will organise online information meetings and Q&As. These sessions will be live-streamed, but it will also be possible to watch them later at your convenience.

This is an excellent way for you to get to know NTNU.  We strongly encourage all new international students to attend. 

More information will be published as soon as it is available. You will also receive further information by email closer to the date.

Checklist and manage your stay

For new international students, this is what you need to do to get started as a student:

Checklist for new international students

How to learn norwegian

NTNU has various part-time classes to help you learn Norwegian as a second language, including a free online course. 

Exchange students can join a 3-week intensive summer course in August. The course includes several day-trips in the surroundings of Trondheim, and a weekend-excursion to nearby mountains.

Course timetables - If  there is no timetable, please contact the department responsible for the course.

About the programme

About Fine Art

The MFA at Trondheim Academy of Fine Art (KiT) focus on studio work and corresponding theoretical practices. It emphasizes experimentation and multi-disciplinary approaches in the development of artistic projects. Students are offered the possibility to work within a wide range of media and theoretical fields.



The programme is open to both international and Norwegian students. Admittance to the programme requires a bachelor's degree in arts (BFA or BA) in combination with a documented artistic practice.

Job prospects

Job prospects

There are no precise professional analogies inherent in the course of the MFA studies, since a career as an independent artist is unconventional. Nevertheless the MFA degree is essential for pursuing a career in academia or teaching at university level.

Study environment

Study environment

Our unique environment encourages the MFA students to explore the potential for new practices across different disciplines and technologies.

Programme components

Programme components

The program runs over two years and consists of four semesters. Many elective courses are offered.

Learning outcome

Learning outcome

On successful completion of the programme, candidates are expected to possess learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence.

Contact information

Contact information

If you have any questions regarding admission or administrative matters:
Academic administration: Bente Dragsnes

If you have any questions regarding academic matters, please contact:
International Master program: David Rych

Programme facts

Programme facts

Degree: Master of Fine Art
Duration: 2 years, 120 ECTS
Programme code: MFA
Restricted admission: Yes
Language of instruction: English

Faculty of Architecture and Design

City: Trondheim

This information is relevant for the present academic year.

How to apply

Questions about your international master's application?

Questions about your international master's application?

Having trouble with your online application for our international Master's of Science programmes? Wondering when the deadlines are, or what kind of language requirements to be fulfilled? We have answered all these questions and more in our FAQs.


Digitally lectures for the first semesterMore Information for International students who have been offered admission into an international Master’s programme at NTNU.

Application deadline

Application deadline

Master of Fine Art

1 March

Scandinavian students can apply until 15 April, but we encourage you to apply before 1 March.

Please see our FAQ
Group for EU applicants
Group for non-EU applicants