Trondheim Academy of Fine Art (KiT) is an institute of the Faculty of Architecture and Fine Art at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and operates both independently and within the university fields of studies.
The MFA at Trondheim Academy of Fine Art (KiT) is a two-years study program with focus on theory and studio practice. It emphasizes experimentation and inter-disciplinary approaches to studio production by making use of a variety of mediums and media. Students are encouraged to work within a wide range of media format and an art practice that is inter-disciplinary oriented which complements research-based artistic practice, art as laboratory, studio production and the development of projects.
The objective of the two years MFA studies is to prepare the student to develop a highly professional artistic profile including theoretic reflections about artistic and cultural movements / positions both historic and contemporary.
The MFA course focuses on the articulation and communication of ideas to support the artistic development of the MFA student. In this course research is addressed as much as studio practice to learn to contextualize and to examine ones project/work and concerns within historic and contemporary fields of cultural productions. Projects evolve through stages of conceptual and material development to final presentation and critical discussions. This is followed up in regular class meetings and with individual tutorials. The objective of this class is to focus and develop within the time period of max. two-years the project/work to be presented and defended in the final MFA exhibition / exam.
For the finals of the 2nd year MFA studies the students are asked to deliver a paper of thesis about their work/project, a portfolio of their works, to present their MFA project/work in a Master exhibition show (exhibition venues vary) and to host a seminar in context of the MFA exhibition.
For the final exam an external reviewer is invited and the student is asked to present and defend their thesis and project/work shown at the Master Exhibition.
Aside of the MFA course it is mandatory to participate in the inter-disciplinary course Experts in Team /(EiT) - a collaboration with other fields of study at NTNU. The advice is to take this course in the 1st year of MFA studies.
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Aside of the MFA course the students are encouraged to take part at Art & Common Space – a course offered to Master Students from the Fine Arts and Architecture. This course meets regularly and is taught by Prof. Anne-Karin Furunes, Prof. Maaretta Jaukkuri and, Assoc. Prof.Dr.Simon Harvey.
Detailed information about the course programs is provided in the beginning of each term.
For information about the school’s technical facilities and staff, see www.kit.ntnu.no.
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