Bachelor's Programme in Fine Art
The Bachelor’s programme in Fine Art is a study programme for students who wish to study to become professional artists. The core of the programme is the development of the student's own artistic practice, seen in conjunction with art's place in culture and society. Please note that KHiB offers this BA programme in Norwegian only.
Picture (top): The BA Degree Show May 2011.
The learning environment at the Department of Fine Art supports work processes based on investigative and experimental approaches. The department addresses an artistic field that is constantly developing and changing, and it emphasises a critical dialogue about tendencies and developments in art, culture and society. The ongoing artistic dialogue takes place both within the department and in arenas where KHiB cooperates with external partners at the local, regional and international level.
The bachelor's programme promotes a complex understanding of contemporary artistic practice. The Department of Fine Art has artistic competence and facilities that enable research and in-depth study of a wide range of art practices, media, materials, methods and expressions. Critical thinking and conceptual approaches form the core of the programme. Workshops and laboratories represent a methods-based approach to artistic practice. Students have access to artistic expertise and individual tutoring, and will be helped in their endeavours to give shape to their artistic ideas and intentions. At the same time, they will learn about the importance of the material and medium in artistic practice.
The department's artistic and technical competence
includes digital art, photography, printmaking, installation,
ceramics and clay, sound, painting, performance, sculpture, drawing, textiles and video. The bachelor's programme is also open to artistic practices that are not linked to specific media and materials.
Applicants to the BA programme should master Norwegian or another Scandinavian language. Information for applicants is available in Norwegian only. Information aimed at prospective exchange students is available here.
From 1 August 2012 the two art departments at KHiB will be integrated in one department. All academic and workshops resources from the existing departments will be included in the new department