Admission to the Master in Fine Art programme requires a bachelor's degree in arts (BFA or BA) in combination with documented artistic qualification .
All courses in the International MFA program are taught in English.
Scandinavian students can apply as late as 15th of April but we encourace you to apply before 1st of March 2019.
Applicants are selected on the base of their artistic practice. It is therefore a requirement to apply with documentation demonstrating artistic qualification.
Admission to the MFA requires a minimum of a bachelor's degree in arts or fine arts. Applicants for the International Master in Fine Art are selected on the base of their artistic practice. It is therefore required to apply with documentation demonstrating artistic qualification.
Students on a master level are expected to have already acquired a sense for their preferred working method and an interest in creating connections between different fields of research. A proposal for a research project is therefore also required as additional material for documenting artistic qualification. See the Required documentation chapter for additional information about the proposal.
After the admission deadlines we will begin a selection process and call eligible applicants for skype interviews.
- international applicants
- March week 11 - Interviews round 1
- Nordic applicants
Note that we encourage all students to submit application before March 1.
- April week 17 - Interviews round 2
Due to the two deadlines there can be delays in response to your application and interview, but we aim to finalize the process mid may.
How to apply
All submission and upload of additional material is done through the application portal Søknadsweb.
Follow the guidelines and submission requirements on søknadsweb as these are current for all university programs in Norway.
You will be asked to provide general information and documentation about yourself, including passport and proof of financing.
If you have general questions about education in Norway, such as living costs, housing or visa application, these should be directed to:
Office of international relations.
- CV (max. 3 pages, PDF) should include information about former education, exhibitions and work experience.
- Transcripts of previous education (PDF) translated to English if needed. Contact details of the accrediting institution should be clear in the documents oradded. Scan of documents are fine. Collect all transcripts in one document.
- Proposal for a research project (max. two pages, PDF). Students on a master level are expected to have already acquired a sense for their preferred working method and are interested in creating connections between different fields of research. We want your proposal to reflect on where you are in your process and where you want to go. We expect to get a sense of who you are and what your artistic practice consist of so we can figure out if Trondheim Academy of Fine Art is the right place for you.
Suggestions for questions to begin with:
- Describe the project proposal that you would bring to the academy and develop here.
- What do you expect from a Master in Fine Art in relation to your project proposal?
- How do you understand the potential for artistic research in relation to your own prodution?
- How do you think Trondheim Academy of Fine Art, NTNU and Trondheim can contribute to your artistic development?
- Portfolio - documentation of up to 10 works (max. 20 pages, PDF) consisting of visual documentation of up to ten artworks made within the past five years. Keep each work on maximum of two pages each (include relevant information for images: name of artist/collaborators/year/medium/size/exhibition venue)
- Audio visual work - make a screenshot or short text description on a page in the portfolio and add a link to the file. If you have questions regarding a spesific work that you find difficult to submit, please contact our study program coordinator Diana Lindebjerg for guidance