MFA Application Procedures

This document covers the steps for applying to the international Masters program at the Academy of Fine Arts at NTNU Trondheim.

1. Cost & Finances

The Trondheim Academy of Fine Art does not charge a tuition fee. At the moment, it does not provide grants and stipends.

For grant opportunities please contact the International Office at NTNU:
http://www.ntnu.edu/international

You might be interested in checking out a list of the main funding alternatives available to international students.
http://www.ntnu.edu/studies/financing-and-scholarships

Please note that MFA students from non-EU countries who are self-financing their stay in Norway have to prove in advance that they can pay their living expenses at least for a period of one year. You find more information here: http://www.ntnu.edu/studies/financingandscholarships/is_self_financing

2. Application Deadline

There are two required steps that must be accomplished in order to successfully complete an application for admission, with the following deadlines:

1) The Applicant's registration at NTNU
https://fsweb.no/soknadsweb/login.jsf?inst=ntnu

Non-EU/non-EEA applicants: 1. December 2017
EU / EEA / Norwegian applicants: 1. February 2018

2) The Applicant's registration and submission of supporting material at KiT
http://www.kit.ntnu.no/en/content/registration-form
All applicants: 1. February 2018

Application materials MUST BE received in the Trondheim Academy of Fine Arts by 5:00 pm February 1 (this is not a postmark date).

Applications can be submitted either in digital or printed form. In order to be able to upload your full application, you first have to fill the online registration form. If you select the option "Submit my additional materials over the internet" you will receive an invitation to create an applicants account at the KIT web server. If you perfer to send your application files via regular mail, you just need to indicate this in the registration form. Please consider carefully the appropriate way of transmission (e-mail, FTP, HTTP upload) according to the total file size of your application (in a compression or archive format like tar, gz or zip). If you perfer to send your application files via regular mail, you just need to indicate this in the online registration form.

Interviews with selected applicants are scheduled for the first week of March (week 10). There is a possibility to conduct this interview via video telephony services over the internet. Applicants will receive a decision by mid March. Those accepted to the program must notify the Art Academy in writing by April 1st of their intention to attend the program.

3. Applicant Qualifications

Applicants must have a BFA degree or equivalent qualification with a concentration in any of the following: drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, installation, intermedia, multimedia, performance art, or related field.

4. Application Requirements

Applications to the MFA program should include the following materials:

- Register your application: Please fill the form online at http://www.kit.ntnu.no/en/content/registration-form

- Curriculum vitae or artist’s résumé: An overview of education, previous employment, commissions, exhibitions, publications, grants, awards, etc.

- Project proposal: a description of an artistic, research project and the different stages of its realisation over two years (up to 2 pages)

- Personal statement or letter of motivation: reasons for pursuing an MFA including a description of the specific needs and expectations in relation to the Art Academy and the NTNU (about one page)

- At least one, up to three letters of recommendation

- Digital portfolio consisting of a CD-ROM/DVD or a digital upload of images in either .PDF. or .JPEG, .PNG format (maximum file size for each image: 5 MB; files should be named with the applicants last name)

- Optional: Printed portfolio images

- Optional: DVD (in addition to the digital portfolio) documenting time-based work in video

- Optional: Link to a website or CD-ROM/DVD for interactive work

- Listed documentation material indicating title, medium, dimensions, date, short description or abstract

Applicants should also provide the following documents:

- Documentation of English skills.

- A copy of your academic transcript or academic records and the grades received.

- A copy of your passport.

5. General guidelines

There are two required steps that must be accomplished in order to successfully complete an application for admission, with the following deadlines:

1) The Applicant's registration at NTNU
- It is absolutely necessary that applicants for the international MFA do register at NTNU's Søknadsweb:
https://fsweb.no/soknadsweb/login.jsf?inst=ntnu
Non-EU/non-EEA applicants: 1. December 2016
(EU / EEA / Norwegian applicants: 1. March 2017)

2) The Applicant's registration and submission of supporting material at KiT
http://www.kit.ntnu.no/en/content/registration-form
All applicants: 1. February 2017

Once you have registered at the KIT website you will receive further information and you will receive help in order to be guided through this process.

- If you are planning to upload your full application via Internet, please check your email for an invitation to register at the KIT website as an "applicant". This email should arrive within a few hours. If you do not receive such an invitation, please also check your spam or junk folder to make sure that our message has not been filtered out. You can also contact us if you are concerned you have missed the invitation.

- Powerpoint, Flash or similar presentation formats are NOT acceptable and will be ignored

- Files must be submitted on a computer readable standard-size CD-ROM or DVD with “KIT MFA Application”, "applicant name", "year" written directly on the disc.

- We recommend you to test your application disc and files on different computers before submitting. Files that cannot be opened will be ignored.

- Please note, the submitted materials will not be returned unless by special request

6. Contact Address

Trondheim Academy of Fine Art

NTNU
N-7491 Trondheim

Phone +47 73 59 79 00

Fax +47 73 59 79 20

Visiting Address:
Innherredsveien 7 A (Industribygget)
 Trondheim

Contact:
E-mail: mfa2015 [at] kit.ntnu.no

Postadresse:
Kunstakademiet i Trondheim
Norwegian University of Technology and Science (NTNU)
N-7491 Trondheim

Visiting address:
Innherredsveien 7 (Industribygget)
Trondheim
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Contact form
adm [at] kit.ntnu.no
Tel. +47 73 59 79 00
Fax. +47 73 59 79 20