The Iceland Academy of the Arts
Founded in 1998
Head of institution
Rector Hjálmar H. Ragnarsson
Skipholt 1, IS-105 Reykjavik, Iceland
Phone +354 552 4000
Fax +354 562 3629
Design and Architecture: Skipholt 1, 105 Reykjavík, Iceland.
Programs: architecture, graphic design, product design and fashion design.
Department of Music, Department of Theatre: Sölvhólsgata 13, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland. Programs: music performance (instrument/voice), musicology, music education, composition, acting performance, theory and practice, contemporary dance.
Department of Fine Arts: Laugarnesvegur 91, 105 Reykjavík, Iceland. Programs: fine arts
Cumulus Contact person
International Coordinator Alma Ragnarsdóttir
Skipholt 1, IS-105 Reykjavik
Phone +354 545 2205, Fax +354 526 3629
Contact person for inquiries on study programs
Ms. Björg Jóna Birgisdóttir
Director of Academy Offices
Other contact persons
The role of the Iceland Academy of the Arts (IAA) is to encourage progressive thinking in the arts and to stimulate innovation and development in different fields.
The IAA has established bilateral agreements with many European institutions through the Erasmus program, as well as collaborating closely with other Nordic Institutions of higher education in art and design.
The Academy offers education in the arts at the university level and conveys both knowledge and professionalism in the arts to Icelandic society.
Art and Design
Faculties and departments
Faculty of Fine Art
Faculty of Design and Architecture
Faculty of Theatre
Faculty of Music
Bachelor level programs
3-year B.A. level
Bachelor in Architecture
Bachelor in Fashion Design
Bachelor in Procuct Design
Bachelor in Graphic Design
Bachelor in Instrument playing
Bachelor in Composition
Bachelor in Music Education
Bachelor in Acting
Bacehlor in Theatre and Practice
Bachelor in Contemporary Dance
Master level programs
No 2-year masters yet (but planned to be launched in 2008).
One-year master in Art Education (Faculty of Fine Art)
Subject areas for exchange students
Design: product design, graphic design, fashion design
Autumn semester 15 April
Spring semester 1 November
Icelandic, unless the teacher is a guest teacher from abroad in which case the language would be English.
August 20 – December 15
January 5 – May 15
Cost of living per month (studying and living)
- Bachelor: 380-400
- Master: 3-5
- Doctorate: n/a
- 40 incoming
- 20-35 outgoing
- n/a other (continuing education, post-experience courses, other)
- n/a Professors
- n/a Lecturers
- 37 Other permanent teachers
- 250 Part-time teachers