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BA Study 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 this BA programme is offered in Norwegian only.

Picture (top): The BA Degree Show May 2015. Photo: Bjarte Bjørkum

The learning environment for the BA programme supports work processes based on investigative and experimental approaches. The department addresses an artistic field that is constantly developing and changing, and emphasises a critical reflection  on tendencies and developments in art, culture and society. The ongoing artistic dialogue takes place both at the local, regional and international level.

The BA in Fine Art promotes a complex understanding of contemporary artistic practice. Our artistic competence and facilities 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

KHiB becomes a new faculty at the University of Bergen in January 2017
From 1 January 2017 Bergen Academy of Art and Design (KHiB) and the Grieg Academy at the University of Bergen (UiB) will merge to form a new faculty of fine art, music and design at UiB. All study programmes at KHiB remain, and students complete the programmes they were admitted to. KHiB’s academic environments remain the same.