MFA Application Procedures

Anaclara Talento Acosta. From the project “Letters to Sebastian, a memory rehearsal: (re) script - (re) stage - (re) enact / The conquest of you,” 2019. Installation, performance, public intervention. Photo credit: Lili Zaneta

Application deadline for the international Master of Fine Art autumn 2020.

March 1st 2020 – Deadline for submission (all international applicants)
Scandinavian students can apply until April 15th 2020

Applicants from EU/EEA and Nordic countries need to register online.
All submission and upload of additional material is done through the application portal Søknadsweb:

International applicants from outside the EU/EEA, who cannot register on Søknadsweb, need to send an email to, and a copy to, with required documentation attached.

Full PDF guideline available for download at the bottom of this page

After the admission deadlines we will begin a selection process and call eligible applicants for Skype interviews, or in person if feasible for the applicants.
Due to the two deadlines there can be delays in response to your application and interview but we aim to finalize the process mid may.
We encourage all applicants to submit before 1. March 2020 to facilitate for a quicker process.

Applicants for the International Master in Fine Art are selected on the base of their artistic practice. It is therefore required to apply with documentation demonstrating artistic qualification. This document will focus on describing the requirements for this additional material. If you have questions regarding submission of additional materials or study program related questions please check:
All submission and upload of additional material is done through Søknadsweb. Follow the guidelines and submission requirements on Søknadsweb, these are current for all university programs in Norway and you will be asked to provide general information and documentation about your self including passport and proof of financing. If you have general questions about education in Norway for example: living costs, housing, visa application these should be directed to: Office of international relations:

Submissions checklist:
• CV (max. 3 pages, PDF)
• Transcripts of previous education (PDF)
• Proposal for a research project (max. two pages, PDF)
• Portfolio - documentation of up to 10 works (max. 20 pages, PDF)

Your CV should include information about former education, exhibitions and work experience. (limit up to three A4 pages. PDF)

You should provide documentation of previous education, include English translation if needed. Contact details of the accrediting institution should be clear in the documents or added. Scan of documents are fine. Collect all transcripts in one document. (PDF)

Students on a master level are expected to have already acquired a sense for their preferred working method and are interested in creating connections between different fields of research. We want your proposal to reflect on where you are in your process and where you want to go. We expect to get a sense of who you are and what your artistic practice consist of so we can figure out if Trondheim Academy of Fine Art is the right place for you.

Suggestion for questions to begin with:
• Describe the project proposal that you would bring to the academy and develop here?
• What do you expect from a Master in Fine art in relation to your project proposal?
• How do you understand the potential for artistic research in relation to your own production?
• How do you think Trondheim Academy of Fine Art, NTNU and Trondheim can contribute your artistic development?

Your portfolio should consist of visual documentation of approximately 10 artworks, ideally made within the past five years. Keep each work on maximum of two pages each. (include relevant information for images like: name of artist, collaborators, year, medium, size, exhibition venue)
Audio visual work:
If you have audio visual work we suggest that you make a screenshot or short text description on a page in the portfolio and add link to the file. (If you have questions regarding a specific work that you find difficult to submit please contact the Head of Study Programs for guidance.

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

Visiting address:
Innherredsveien 7 (Industribygget)

Contact form
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Tel. +47 73 59 79 00
Fax. +47 73 59 79 20