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Strategy plan 2012-2016

Bergen Academy of Art and Design is a leading institution for innovative thinking and experimental artistic research and education.

In 2016,

  • artistic research and development, education and dissemination are equally important in our work.
  • we are accredited as a specialised university college.
  • we are still an independent institution that collaborates with relevant partners on artistic research and development, teaching and administration.
  • we are located in one new building.
  • we have two departments - Fine Art and Design.
  • our research fellows are awarded PhD degrees through the Norwegian Artistic Research Fellowship Programme.
  • we educate students and develop artistic research that will contribute to and challenge society.

 

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Artistic research and development

STIMULATING, Experimental, Vibrant and Grounded

Bergen Academy of Art and Design is a stimulating and energetic environment for developing new ideas and knowledge.

Bergen Academy of Art and Design

  • challenges established practices and is innovative in art and design.
  • generates quality by focusing on processes and results.
  • stimulates the creation and sharing of knowledge
  • innovates and initiates while promoting critical reflection.
  • endeavours to further develop a strong artistic and academic environment through dialogue and cooperation  as well as through the targeted recruitment of highly-qualified academic staff.
  • defines overriding themes and develops projects that include members of the academic staff, research fellows, students and external partners.
  • ensures close collaboration between artistic research and research in art and design.
  • contributes to the development and quality of the Norwegian Artistic Research Programme.
  • contributes to the formulation of agenda in international debates.
  • is a  visibly profiled participant in international projects.


Sector goal:
On the basis of their distinctive nature, universities and university colleges shall carry out relevant research and development to a high international standard.

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Education

Stimulating, EXPERIMENTAL, Vibrant and Grounded

Bergen Academy of Art and Design is a sustainable and experimental learning and working environment for creative activity.

Bergen Academy of Art and Design

  • educates artists and designers who set the agenda in their fields.
  • provides conditions that foster  comprehensive understanding, critical reflection and conceptual thinking
  • builds on the relationship between artistic research and education.
  • ensures that the education it offers is relevant and promotes the importance of art and design in society.
  • offers optimal opportunities for working across media and subject areas.
  • emphasises communication and dialogue with relevant artistic and professional environments.
  • offers a learning environment in which students are encouraged to be critical, independent and experimental.
  • has a national and international profile that is reflected in the composition of its staff and students.
  • offers artistically relevant, flexible and stable life long learning that is closely connected to its core activities.

 

Sector goal:
Universities and university colleges shall offer education of a high international standard that meets society's needs.

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Dissemination

STIMULATING, Experimental, VIBRANT and Grounded

Bergen Academy of Art and Design is a visible, vibrant and responsible institution that helps to raise awareness of the value and potential of art and design in society.

Bergen Academy of Art and Design

  • is a natural partner for the arts sector, the authorities and the business community in relation to strengthening the position of art and design.
  • contributes to forums in which our expertise is a resource, and builds networks with relevant partners.
  • markets its activities to and engages with other relevant professional milieus in Norway and abroad.
  • communicates processes and results in order to increase public awareness of the value and potential of art and design.
  • is internationally engaged.
  • shows work in professional contexts.
  • produces documentation of and reflection on art and design activity that contributes to artistic development and debate.
  • contributes to strengthening the dissemination of art and culture to children and young people in education.
  • increases its externally-funded activity by offering innovative and attractive programmes to society and to the business community.

 

Sector goal:
Universities and university colleges shall be institutions with a high profile in society that contribute to dissemination, international, national and regional development, innovation and value creation.

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Management, organisation and administration

Stimulating, Experimental, Vibrant and GROUNDED

Bergen Academy of Art and Design is a grounded, efficient and quality-conscious institution that appreciates and is interested in internal and external collaboration. 

Bergen Academy of Art and Design

  • promotes open and coordinated management.
  • devotes resources to strengthening artistic research and development, education and dissemination.
  • stimulates development based on administrative and artistic quality.
  • uses the results of art and design work as the basis for further development of its organisational culture, institutional identity and marketing.
  • regards staff and students as resources in the development of the institution.
  • promotes transparent internal communication.
  • emphasises a working environment characterised by equality and tolerance.
  • takes ethical challenges seriously.
  • works towards the development of a sustainable and inclusive environment.

 

Sector goal:
Universities and university colleges shall administer their activities, competence and resources in accordance with their role in society.

Published: 3/16/2012 by Astri Kamsvåg Updated: 8/17/2015 by admin