The School of Arts, Design, and Media at the Kristiania University College is a department with a multitude of programs within arts and design, ranging from creative writing via performative arts, to music, film and design. The education is closely related to the practice field and the knowledge base relies on research and practice.
The School of Arts, Design, and Media and its programs aim to make a difference both within academia and in society. The strong bond between the institution and the practice field serves as a platform for a strong societal commitment, which the students also use as a point of departure for their investigations.
The School of Arts, Design, and Media at the Kristiania University College is a member of ELIA, AEC, CILECT, CIRRUS, the Nordic Baltic Network of Art and Design Higher Education Institutions. The dean of the school, Jørn Mortensen, is currently the vice-president of ELIA. The school’s network spreads out to 80 Universities and Colleges around the world via Erasmus agreements and Bilateral agreements.
The School of Arts, Design, and Media´s design programs play a significant role on a national level, offering academic and research opportunities with a different profile than other domestic programs. Being situated in the capital of Norway, Oslo, gives the academic and research environment as well as the students unique relational opportunities – both in regard to the market, politics, NGO’s, cultural life and innovation communities. It has a close relationship with the most important actors within the design industry in Norway. The School of Arts, Design, and Media plays an active part in The National Academic Council for Design Education.
All study programmes at the School of Arts, Design, and Media have close relationship with important actors within their industries in Norway and internationally. The education is focused towards the industries and towards research within the different fields.
faculties and departments
School of Arts, Design and Media
- Department of Communication and Design
- Department of Stage, Music and Studio
- Department of Film and Media
- The Norwegian University College of Dance
- The Norwegian College of Musical Theatre
bachelor level programs
BA in Songwriting and Production
BA in Make-up and Hair Design
BA in Project Management Arts and Creative
BA in Music Production
BA in Popular Music
BA in Acting
BA in Art Direction
BA in Graphic Design
BA in Interior Architecture
BA in Retail Design
BA in Text and Copywriting
BA in Service Design
BA in 3D Graphics
BA in Film and TV
BA in Sound Design
BA in Script Writing
BA in Game Design
BA in Visual Effects
BA in Dance with Pedagogics
BA in Musical Theatre
master level programs
Master of Arts (starts 2021)
research activity and main areas
Design history and Nordic typography
Social oriented design
Sustainability and design
subject areas for exchange students
For design students, the primarry subjects areas are Graphic Design, Retail Design, 3D, Visual Effects, Game Design, Film & TV, Interior Design, Art Direction.
15 April (autumn semester), 15 October (spring semester – only open for exchange exceptionally)
Norwegian and English
Medio August – Medio December (autumn semester); Primo January – primo June (spring semester)
cost of living per month (studying and living)
9000 – 11,500 NOK per month