Call for applications: international MFA program

Call for applications: international MFA program

Trondheim Academy of Fine Art, NTNU

View of Martinus Suijkerbuijk, Everything lives here which makes it difficult to speak right now, MFA exhibition 2017. Photo: Gard Aukrust.

November 15, 2017
Call for applications: international MFA program
Registration deadline: December 1, for Non-EU/non-EEA applicants
Application deadline: February 1, 11:59pm
Trondheim Academy of Fine Art, NTNU
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
N-7491 Trondheim

The Trondheim Academy of Fine Art (KiT) is now accepting applications for the International Master of Fine Arts program starting in autumn 2018.

The International MFA program at Trondheim Academy of Fine Art (KiT) 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. 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. KiT is situated outside of the NTNU campus in a former factory building. It is well connected to a small but vibrant local art scene with artist-run galleries, exhibition halls, and museums.

The program encourages graduate students to explore critical and innovative practices in both individual creative work and group projects. 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.

Students within the International MFA program have a studio space and access to collaborative workspaces and workshops for wood, metal, plaster, printmaking, photo, video, sound and computer-based work. Students carry out research independently, developing practical skills alongside developing their intellectual and critical abilities in working out their artistic positions. Project work is carried out under close guidance of supervisors.

Within the program, we are looking for inquisitive minds and disciplinary border-crossers who are interested in creating connections between different fields of research. Students are expected to be curious, experimental, self-driven and ambitious, with a will to position and reposition individual artistic practice in current debates and discourses, and within the continuously changing field of contemporary art.

Courses currently offered focus on the notions of common space with artistic and architectural practices, 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.

KiT's emerging research area in Art and Ocean explores the potentials of research across art, science and technology in collaboration with renowned and powerful partners from both, science and technology as well as the world of art and culture.

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

Past guest lecturers and guest faculty included: Geert Lovink, Stacey Sacks, Magnus Bärtås, JODI, Nora Sternfeld, Jan Voss, Bernhard Cella, Armin Linke, Sadie Plant, Saskia Sassen, Nikolaus Hirsch, John Akomfrah, Kodwo Eshun, among others.

International students who are not eligible for a fellowship or scholarship program are welcome at NTNU, provided they have proof of sufficient funding to pay their living expenses. There is no tuition fee.

Teaching language of all courses is English.

For more information about the program, please visit MFA at KiT.

Apply now
Applications are open now. Interested students must register at both, NTNU and KiT:

Registration at NTNU
Non-EU/non-EEA applicants: December 1, 2017
(EU / EEA / Norwegian applicants: February 1, 2018)

Registration at KiT
General registration and portfolio submission deadline: February 1, 2018


Head of the MFA program: David Rych
Head of Department: Florian Schneider

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