The Bachelors programme at Trondheim Academy of Fine Art covers 3 years and prepares the student for the basic aspects of a career in art, with emphasis on independence, theoretical reflection, presentation, and development of one’s own creative work. As in the field of contemporary art in general, the student may work with any meaningful artistic technique.
Trondheim Academy of Fine Art is an institute of the Faculty of Architecture and Fine Art at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and is run as an independent art academy in central premises with studios and workshops in the Solsiden district of Trondheim
The academic environment is international but with a focus on European networks, including those of Norway and Scandinavia. The BFA program has a core staff of professors and teachers, supplemented by visiting artists and lecturers. The BFA program is mainly based on the individual student's development of a body of artistic work, developed in dialogue with a personal tutor. Courses and specialised workshops are arranged to provide access to skills and knowledge needed to use the Academy's workshop facilities. Some courses are specifically aimed at BA students from particular year groups, while other courses are open to participation from students at all academic levels, from BFA to MFA.
Current faculty at the department:
Assistant Professor Gard Frigstad
Professor Anne Karin Furunes
Professor Mads Gamdrup
Associate Professor Simon Harvey
Professor Jacob Jessen
Professor Jon Arne Mogstad
Professor David Rych
Associate Professor Michelle Teran
Professor Jeremy Welsh
Head of Institute, Professor Florian Schneider