Information for applicants to the Master's programme in Fine Art
Independent artistic work - The Master’s project – is the major component of the programme. Each student defines her/his own artistic project which is developed over the two-year period through personal study, experimentation, critique and discussion with tutors and fellow students.
Admission Process 2014
- Application deadline: 1 February
- Invitation for interviews: will be sent week 7
- Interviews: to be held in week 12 (17 - 21 March)
- Offer of a study place: will be annonsed on the application web in week 13
The Master in Fine Art builds on a Bachelor in Fine Art or other relevant education corresponding to 180 study credits. Applicants that have to apply for visa, must upload the bachelor diploma not later than Juni 1.
Applicants are assessed on the basis of a written Statement of
Motivation, submitted documentation of relevant artistic production
(portfolio), and an interview.
Application and Admission
Before the deadline the applicant have to fill in the online application form. Here you can also upload all the documents like diplomas, transcript of records, statement of motivation and your portfolio.
Short listed applicants will be invited to an interview at KHiB.The interviews will take place in week 12 (17 - 21 March).
If you for some reasons are not able to upload your portfolio on the admission web, you can save it on a memory stick marked with your application number and send it in an envolope. Mark the envelope clearly: "No commercial value" and the name of the programme you are applying for and send it to
Kunst- og designhøgskolen i Bergen
N- 5015 Bergen
Admission will be determined by an overall assessment of the applicant's qualifications, the quality of previous artistic work demonstrated by submitted documentation, the statement of motivation and the interview.
Information to all applicants
You have to log into the "Admission web" to get information about your application. Applicants that are rejected in the first evaluation, will not be notified by any other means. The shortlisted applicants will receive a letter with date and time for interview.
Those who will get an offer or a place on the waiting list have to log into the web and answer yes or no to the offered studyplace.
Requirements for the Statement
The statement should demonstrate:
Why you are applying to the MA at KHIB and what expectations you have for MA studies at KHiB
How you work artistically; what methods, media etc. you intend to use
Your critical reflections and thoughts around your artistic work to date
Which artistic themes or questions you propose to investigate during your MA studies
What context you relate your artistic practice to
Requirements for the Portfolio
Your portfolio should include documentation of relevant artistic production that demonstrate your academic qualifications for carrying out an independent MA project.
The requirements for the portfolio you
will find here.
Remember also that you have to upload/send the form showing the content of your portfolio together with the saved portfolio.
In order to be able to participate in the MA programme, you must have a good understanding of a Scandinavian language and/or English upon commencement of the studies. English and Norwegian will be used in seminars. Tutoring will be offered in English and Norwegian.
When you open the "søknadsweb", start using the "button" Register international applicant.
Application form (søknadsweb)