Trondheim Art School was started just after the second world war by local artists who saw the need for a professional art education in the city. In 1979 the school became part of the Norwegian college system and in 1987 it was established as a national academy of fine art. Since 1996 Trondheim Academy of Fine Art (KIT) has been part of The Faculty of Architecture and Fine Art at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
Trondheim Academy of Fine Art is organized as a flexible and experimental educational institution and is well known as the first academy in the Nordic countries to offer education in media art. The academy is based on an interdisciplinary structure and pedagogical methods crossing traditional and technical borders.