The Master’s programme in design is a two-year professionally oriented specialisation in one of the design department’s subject areas:
- graphic design and illustration
- fashion design and costume design
- interior design and furniture design
Work in the area of specialisation constitutes the main part of the course. Another integral component of the programme is the study of theory and methodology relevant to all the above specialisations.
The Master’s programme in design is experimental and research oriented. The training aims to educate independent, creative and critically-minded practitioners who are equipped to meet society’s needs for relevant and innovative design solutions, forms of expression and ways of working.
Rooted in a humanistic tradition of art education, the programme emphasises solutions that contribute to diversity and quality in society on both the local and global levels.
The Master’s programme in design is project-based and emphasises professional practice and critical reflection. It is committed to transparent and experimental design processes that integrate with the department’s design-relevant research and development work.
Graphic design and illustration
The specialisation in graphic design and illustration explores and discusses the possibilities and potential of this artistic field. The specialisation employs an experimental approach, with a focus on practical projects and subject-relevant reflection. Students are expected to show a high degree of academic independence. They are given time to do research using both their own and standard academic approaches, and receive feedback from the staff and fellow students. The specialisation encourages perspectives that challenge the discipline and have the potential to reshape the discourse around this field of specialisation.
Fashion design and costume design
The specialisation in fashion and costume design provides knowledge about the design of garments that meet the needs of various end users, from one-off theatre costumes to more widely used articles, considered in the social and cultural contexts. In the specialisation, students generally focus on either fashion design or costume design. Each area offers scope for specialised studies on a variety of themes that require expert supervision.
Interior design and furniture design
This specialisation uses an artistic approach to the design of interior spaces and furniture. The student’s own expertise, experience and intuition form the basis for the development of a personal, experimental and critical approach. The specialisation emphasises independent project development, critical thinking, empathy, social awareness and a conceptual mind-set that seeks to serve and challenge society in new ways. Within the framework of individual projects, the student can explore boundary-breaking and interdisciplinary approaches by cooperating with students from the Academy’s various design, art and performing arts disciplines. The Academy has a full-scale Space Lab, advanced digital facilities and material-based workshops.
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Master’s Programme in Design
Application deadline for entry in Auugust 2019 is 1 February.
Anyone with a bachelor’s degree in performing arts, visual art, architecture or design is eligible to seek enrolment in the study programme.
The target group for the study programme consists of applicants who want to develop expertise in one of the specified areas of specialization, and who want to situate their practice in wider disciplinary and sociocultural contexts.
The master programme builds on a three-year bachelor’s degree in design (180 credits), or an equivalent education that includes design studies of at least 120 credits relevant to the area of specialization for which the applicant applies. Applicants with less than 120 credits in relevant bachelor-level subjects can also apply for admission if they document that their practical experience gives them an equivalent scope and level relative to the specialization for which they apply.
The programme is open to students who only master English at the time of application. Languages of instruction and teaching are Norwegian and English. The study programme is designed for students who only master English, such that all courses and electives can be completed without the student mastering Norwegian.
The application must include following:
- Curriculum vitae
- A letter explaining the applicant’s motivation for applying
- A portfolio containing works relevant to the chosen area of specialization
Applicants will be evaluated based on their:
- previous education and experience.
- professional level and potential for development
- motivation for enrolling in the study programme
Applicants may be summoned to an interview.
How to apply (Application Portal “SøknadsWeb is opened from 01 December)
Documents you must upload (Entry requirements)
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