Fine Art - master

Duration: 2 Years

Photo: Marius Fiskum
Photo: Marius Fiskum

Fine Art - master

Duration: 2 Years

Application deadline
1 March
How to apply?

The programme Master in Fine Art is a two-year course that aims to give the students a unique footing for their future advancement in research, theory and professional artistic practice. The programme is aimed at emerging artists who seek to deepen their practice in a context that is studio and workshop oriented and where they are encouraged to develop their own initiatives. To contribute to the programme provides a balanced insight between local and international issues of importance to contemporary society.

Questions about the study

Berg, Caroline


  • Telephone: +4777644293
  • Campus: Tromsø

Information about semester start

The objective of the programme Master in Fine Art is to develop the student's ability to work as a professional artist. The programme aims to reflect the contemporary conceptions of what it means to work as a professional artist and thereby offer students the opportunity to develop their individual ambitions to work professionally in the field of fine arts. As the main objective is to educate artists, the creation of works of art, exhibitions and other artistic expressions constitutes the most important aspects in the programme of study. The programme also provides a foundation for other professional roles in and relating to the field of art.

After passing the programme, the candidate has the following learning outcome:


  • In-depth knowledge of artistic methods and techniques
  • Detailed knowledge of relevant art history, theory and professional ethics
  • Thorough knowledge of presentation, documentation, ability to reflect on and place artistic works in context, produced by oneself or by others
  • Knowledge of the planning and complexion of a solo exhibition and text production
  • In-depth knowledge of the prerequisities for artistic practice in a societal perspective


  • Ability to present, contextualize and reflect on artistic works produced by oneself or by others, both in written and oral form
  • Ability to plan and implement artistic projects in different display formats and contexts

General competence

  • Practical and theoretical understanding of artistic work at a high professional level
  • Understanding of various ethical issues related to artistic work
  • Ability to analyze relevant professional and research ethical issues and to apply them in artistic work at a high professional level
  • Ability to innovate in both artistic production and in methods of communication

Term 10 ects 10 ects 10 ects
First semester (autumn)
In addition there will be two mandatory HSE courses: HMS-0501 and HMS-0502 worth 0 ECTS
Second semester (spring)
Third semester (autumn)
Study plan is revised, changes can be done
Fourth semester (spring)
Study plan is revised, changes can be done

Admission to the programme Master in Fine Art requires:

  • A completed Bachelor’s degree (180 ECTS) in Fine Art or equivalent, with at least 80 ETCS in either art, design, architecture, crafts, photography
  • Portfolio:
    • PLEASE NOTE! The portfolio must be saved as one (1) PDF document before uploading on Søknadsweb
    • Documentation of 6 – 8 work samples. Each work sample can include up to 5 pictures, for example how the work is installed, close-ups and so on
    • Include a link if you have sound or video files
    • Written reflections in English on the submitted work samples (maximum of one page)
    • Written description in English about artistic direction and focus (maximum of half a page)
  • Interview

Admission will be determined by an overall assessment of the applicant's qualifications, the quality of previous artistic work demonstrated by submitted portfolio and the interview.

You will find more information about international admission here.

Her finner du all informasjon knyttet til søking og opptak.


The teaching will provide the students with tools that enable them to acquaint themselves in the international art field, and to reflect on and competently discuss artistic work, produced by themselves or others, both textually and orally.

Teaching and learning activities:

  • Specialization in artistic methods and techniques
  • Tuition in relevant art history, theory and professional ethics
  • Introductory tuition on prerequisites for a professional art practice
  • Specialization in one’s own form, style or genre of art production
  • Supervised writing on contextualization and reflection related to one’s own artistic practice
  • Planning and executing both a group exhibition and a solo exhibition
  • Participation in graduation project with work of art, as well ascontributing to a publication connected to the show
  • Study trips

Students will be evaluated through coursework requirements and examinations. Attendance requirements and assignments must be met and approved in order to qualify for examination. For detailed descriptions of requirements, see individual course descriptions. Examination and assessment methods: portfolio assessment, writtencoursework, oral presentations and exhibitions.

The grading system is Pass/Fail.

This is a full-time programme. All teaching and learning activities, except study trips, will take place in Tromsø.


In the 2nd semester, students will have the option of attending a foreign university as an international exchange student through agreements related to the programme.

Edvine Larssen

Edvine Larssen er kunstner og professor ved kunstakademiet UiT fra oktober 2020. Hun har en PhD. ekvivalent fra 2018 gjennom Norsk program for kunstnerisk utviklingsarbeid ved Kunstakademiet NTNU. Øvrig utdanning er: CCA Kitakyushu, Japan, International Artist Research Programme, Post Graduate Diploma, 2007, Kunstakadmiet i Trondheim NTNU, MFA 2005, Kingston University, London, Fine Art Sculpture, Ba. with Honours, 2001. Larssen deltar som kunstner og forsker på et Post.Doc.nivå i det tverrfaglige forskningsprosjektet 3F (Fellesskapte forståelser av fellesskap) i samarbeid med Sosiologisk Poliklinkk i Trondheim og LevArt, et kuratorisk samtidskunstprosjekt i offentlig regi i Levanger. 3F er ledet av professor i sosiologi ved NTNU - Aksel Tjora, som en del av det nordiske forskningsprosjektet: Kunst og sosiale fellesskap, initiert og finansiert av Norsk kulturråd. Larssens rolle er hovedsakelig knyttet opp mot metodeutvikling i skjæringspunktet kunstnerisk utviklingsarbeid og sosiologi. Hun har tidligere hatt undervisningsoppdrag ved Kunstakademiet i Trondheim NTNU, som veileder på Master og Bachelornivå, og hun har holdt skrivekurs for Bachelorstudenter. Hun har fungert som midtveis-opponenent for en stipendiat i kunstnerisk utviklingsarbeid ved arkitektutdanningen NTNU. Hun har vært moderator og veileder i stipendiatseminar for PKU og har arbeidet som veileder ved SAAR (Summer Academy for Artistic Research) for stipendiater fra hele norden. Hun har også gjennomført uttallige undervisningsturneer i Den Kulturelle Skolesekken og hatt sensoroppdrag ved Kunstakademiet UiT og NTNU, og ved OsloMet. Larssen er for tiden styreleder ved TSSK (Trøndelag senter for samtidskunst), og har tidligere hatt styreverv i UKS (Unge Kunstneres Samfunn), Trondheim kunstmuseum, TBK (Trøndelag bildende kunstnere) og har vært stipendiatrepresentant i NRKU (Nasjonalt Råd for Kunstnerisk Utviklingsarbeid). Hun har ellers gjennomført flere oppdrag som kunstfaglig konsulent for KORO.

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Juliane Zelwies

In her audio- and video-installations, short films and lecture performances, Juliane Zelwies explores the psychology of social interaction, particularly with regard to (human) communication. Visually at home in the ambiguous borderland between documentary and dramatisation, much of her work relies on an exchange with expert groups and individuals, with whom she looks into the construction and deconstruction of narratives.

Since 2017 Juliane is artistic research fellow and PhD candidate of the Norwegian Artistic Research Fellowship Programme at the Academy of Art, The Arctic University of Norway in collaboration with the Faculty of Fine Art at Universitetet i Bergen. In her research project The Reserve Elite she explores the habitus of artists (i.e. how their beliefs and ethics are reflected in their work performance and communication), both among each other and in exchange with other art professionals and the public.

Juliane´s work has been exhibited in solo- and group exhibitions and film festivals, amongst others at the Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles; TSA, Brooklyn, NY; Redling Fine Art, Los Angeles; Galerie Wedding, Berlin; Galleria Huuto, Helsinki; Landesmuseum für Technik und Arbeit, Mannheim; D21, Leipzig; Z/KU, Berlin; LIFT, Toronto; Galerie Axel Obiger, Berlin; Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY; Hong-Gah Museum, Taipei; Derive Art Space, Taichung; KAV16 Gallery, Tel Aviv; Digital Art Lab, Holon; Deutsches Technikmuseum, Berlin; 59th Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale); The Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival; Hamburg International Short Film Festival; Stuttgarter Filmwinter; Shedhalle Zurich; ZAIM Art Center, Yokohama; Temple Gallery, Philadelphia; NBK Berlin; Sjöhistoriska Museet, Stockholm.

Besides, Juliane lectures at various art schools and curates film programmes. Her video works are distributed by arsenal distribution - Institute for Film and Video Art.

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artistic research fellow
Hanna Horsberg Hansen


Hanna Horsberg Hansen is a Norwegian art historian. She works at the Art department, where she teaches art history and –theory.

She is a pioneering scholar within the field of Sámi art. The last twenty years she has published stories about Sámi art from heterogeneous perspectives rather than an art history, as she recognizes that art history as a Eurocentric, linear history of evolution tends to marginalize and rather castigate all art that do not fit in to the evolution as primitive. Her publications comprise stories about contemporary as well as historic art, institution building and the connections between Sámi art and politics

Professor i kunsthistorie

Study art in Northern Norway