[artinfo] <nettime-ann> Trondheim Academy of Fine Art (KiT)

Geert Lovink geert at xs4all.nl
Wed Jan 25 17:37:27 CET 2017

The Trondheim Academy of Fine Art is now 
accepting applications for the International 
Master of Fine Arts program starting in autumn 

Application deadline: February 1, 2017

The Trondheim Academy of Fine Art (KiT) is 
organized as a flexible and experimental 
educational and research institution and is well 
known as the first art academy in the Nordic 
countries to offer education in media art. Since 
1996 Trondheim Academy of Fine Art has been part 
of The Faculty of Architecture and Fine Art at 
the Norwegian University of Science and 
Technology (NTNU). Situated in the framework of 
NTNU, it is embedded in a study environment, rich 
of inputs and influences from other areas of 
research and methodologies that are non-artistic. 
It is also well connected to a small but vibrant 
local art scene with artist-run galleries, 
exhibition halls, and museums.

The International MFA program at Trondheim 
Academy of Fine Art is a two-year study program 
designed for artists with the ambition to develop 
and enrich their individual studio practice with 
cross-disciplinary investigations in a wide range 
of different fields of knowledge. 

The program encourages graduate students to 
explore critical and innovative practices in both 
individual creative work and group projects, 
placing emphasis on practice-led research. The 
curriculum is structured to expose students to 
diverse viewpoints and an array of professional 
practices that reflect contemporary issues and is 
in dialogue with a global community of artists 
and thinkers. It offers students a wide range of 
educational modules including studio visits, 
tutorials, group critiques, workshops, courses in 
theory and practice, guest lectures, study trips, 
exhibitions, as well as student-led initiatives 
and projects. Projects evolve through stages of 
conceptual and material development towards 
formal and informal presentation and critical, 
constructive debate.

The Academy offers each MFA student a studio 
space and access to collaborative workspaces and 
workshops for wood, metal, plaster, printmaking, 
photo, video, sound and computer-based work. 
Courses currently offered focus on the notions of 
public space and place with artistic, 
architectural and other creative practices, 
global approaches to aesthetics, theory, and 
criticism in the context of contemporary art, the 
relation of visual culture to technology and 
current tendencies of digital culture and art 
practice. The program culminates in a thesis 
project presented in a group exhibition, which is 
carried out in close collaboration with Trondheim 
Kunstmuseum, one of the major art institutions in 

Current faculty includes Anne-Karin Furunes, 
Simon Harvey, David Rych, Florian Schneider and 
Michelle Teran. 

Past guest lecturers and guest faculty included:

Sadie Plant, Saskia Sassen, Nikolaus Hirsch, John 
Akomfrah, Kodwo Eshun, Annett Busch, Jochen Gerz, 
Camille Norment, Cristina Ricupero, Michael 
Elmgreen & Ingar Dragset, Marte Aas, Diedrich 
Diederichsen, Toril Redalen, Oren Sagiv, Magnhild 
Øen Nordahl, Corinne Diserens, Sven Augustijnen, 
Angela Dimitrakaki, Maurizio Lazzarato, Manon de 
Boer, Wilfried Kuehn, Matteo Pasquinelli, Koyo 
Kouoh, among others. 

Teaching language of all courses is English.
Applicants should hold a BFA degree or prove 
equivalent qualification based on an artistic 
There is no tuition fee, also for students of non-EU nationalities.
International students who are not enrolled in a 
fellowship or scholarship program are welcome at 
NTNU, provided they have proof of sufficient 
funding to cover their living expenses. 

All applicants need to register and submit 
supporting materials at KiT 
until 11:59 PM on February 1, 2017 latest.

Once registered, applicants will be guided through the application procedure.
For more information about the programme, please 
visit MFA at KiT 
For information about admission requirements and 
how to apply, please see the Application 
Head of the MFA program: David 
Rych, <mailto:david.rych at ntnu.no>david.rych at ntnu.no
Head of Trondheim Academy of Fine Art: Florian 
Schneider, <mailto:florian.schneider at ntnu.no>florian.schneider at ntnu.no

Trondheim Academy of Fine Art
N-7491 Trondheim
T +47 73 59 79 00
F +47 73 59 79 20
<mailto:adm at kit.ntnu.no>adm at kit.ntnu.no

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