International Master of Fine Arts program – The Trondheim Academy of Fine Art

The Trondheim Academy of Fine Art is now accepting applications for the International Master of Fine Arts program starting in autumn 2018.

Submission deadline: February 1, 2018

The International MFA program at Trondheim Academy of Fine Art (KiT) is a two-year study program designed for artists with the ambition to develop and enrich their individual studio practice with cross-disciplinary investigations in a wide range of different fields of knowledge. Situated in the framework of NTNU, it is embedded in a study environment, rich of inputs and influences from other areas of research and methodologies that are non-artistic. KiT is situated outside of the NTNU campus in a former factory building. It is well connected to a small but vibrant local art scene with artist-run galleries, exhibition halls, and museums.

The program encourages graduate students to explore critical and innovative practices in both individual creative work and group projects. The curriculum is structured to expose students to diverse viewpoints and an array of professional practices that reflect contemporary issues, and is in dialogue with a global community of artists and thinkers. It offers students a wide range of educational modules including studio visits, tutorials, group critiques, workshops, courses in theory and practice, guest lectures, study trips, exhibitions, as well as student-led initiatives and projects.

Students within the International MFA program have a studio space and access to collaborative workspaces and workshops for wood, metal, plaster, printmaking, photo, video, sound and computer-based work. Students carry out research independently, developing practical skills alongside developing their intellectual and critical abilities in working out their artistic positions. Project work is carried out under close guidance of supervisors. Many of the MFA students at KiT come with undergraduate degrees from diverse fields, work experience, or careers as independent artists.

Within the program, we are looking for inquisitive minds and disciplinary border-crossers who are interested in creating connections between different fields of research. Students are expected to be curious, experimental, self-driven and ambitious, with a will to position and reposition individual artistic practice in current debates and discourses, and within the continuously changing field of contemporary art.

More information about the MFA program and application procedure.

Current faculty includes Anne-Karin Furunes, Simon Harvey, David Rych, Florian Schneider and Michelle Teran.

Past guest lecturers and guest faculty have included:

Sadie Plant, Saskia Sassen, Nikolaus Hirsch, John Akomfrah, Kodwo Eshun, Annett Busch, Jochen Gerz, Camille Norment, Cristina Ricupero, Michael Elmgreen & Ingar Dragset, Marte Aas, Diedrich Diederichsen, Toril Redalen, Oren Sagiv, Geert Lovink, Magnhild Øen Nordahl, Corinne Diserens, Sven Augustijnen, Angela Dimitrakaki, Maurizio Lazzarato, Manon de Boer, Wilfried Kuehn, Matteo Pasquinelli, Koyo Kouoh, among others.

International students who are not eligible for a fellowship or scholarship program are welcome at NTNU, provided they have proof of sufficient funding to pay their living expenses. There is no tuition fee.

Martinus Suijkerbuijk, Everything lives here which makes it difficult to speak right now (2017)
photo credit: Gard Aukrust

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Mgr. Blanka Jiráčková (1950) vystudovala Střední knihovnickou školu v Praze, v roce 1978 ukončila studia na FF UK – obory dějiny umění a etnografie, je kurátorkou a kritikem umění. Pracovala v Náprstkově muzeu, Uměleckoprůmyslovém muzeu v Praze, ÚLUVu, v Národní galerii v Praze, SČVU, ČFVU. V letech 1990 – 2015 byla šéfredaktorkou čtrnáctideníku výtvarného umění Ateliér.