Oslo National Academy of the Arts
Oslo National Academy of the Arts is Norway's largest college of higher education in the field of arts, with over 550 students, 200 employees and more than 900 guest teachers and teachers on short-term contracts, all of whom are leading practitioners in their own discipline. The Oslo National Academy of the Arts currently offers 24 study programmes at The Faculty of Performing Arts, The Department of Design, Visual Arts and The Art Academy. The Oslo National Academy of the Arts is a cultural institution of significance – not least for its surroundings; one of our objectives is to develop KHiO as a cultural venue and the academy offers a wide-ranging and varied programme of cultural activities that are open to the general public. The move to the Seilduken campus has given fresh impetus to the student environment of all our specialist departments. We look forward to welcoming our students to the new future era for our study programmes in the arts.
Oslo National Academy of the Arts is Norway's largest college of higher education in the field of arts, with over 550 students, 200 employees and more than 900 guest teachers and teachers on short-term contracts, all of whom are leading practitioners in their own discipline.
Our aim is to educate artists and designers with the ability to both reflect on, and experiment in, their chosen field and make lasting contributions to the diversity of our society.
Head of School
Cecilie Broch Knudsen (born January 3, 1950) is an artist and rector of the National Academy of Oslo since August 1, 2007. She was previously principal at Einar Granum Kunstfagskole in the period 1996-2007. She is the daughter of ambassador Ditlef Knutsen, a graduate of the Norwegian National Academy of Craft and Art Industry, the National Art Academy and State vocational educational college.
Courses Overview: Undergraduate and Postgraduate
Bachelor of Fashion Design and Costume Design
Bachelor of Metalwork and Jewellery
Bachelor of Printmaking
Master of Design in Fashion and Costume Design
Life in Oslo
Culture, nature, politics, diversity, large, small, few, many – you will find everything in Oslo. The Norwegian capital houses almost 600 000 inhabitants, and over 10% of the whole population of Norway. Among Oslo’s 60 000 students, almost 75% come from outside Oslo.
Although Norwegian is the official language in Norway, most of the inhabitants in Oslo are both happy and able to communicate with newcomers in English – many even speak a third language, such as French, German or Spanish.
Tuition and Scholarship Information
Oslo National Academy of the Arts is a public institution and therefore free. The cost of materials and books must be covered by the student. You must also pay a fee every semester to the student welfare organisation The Foundation for Student Life in Oslo, at the time being 440 NOK.