Doctoral education at Oslo National Academy of the Arts is a three-year full-time study programme, 180 credits, which leads to a PhD in artistic research. The subject areas for the PhD at The Oslo National Academy of the Arts are art and craft, dance, design, fine art, opera and theatre. The education gives the candidate knowledge, expertise and competence in accordance with the Norwegian Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning (NQF). The study programme is practice-based. The candidate has access to relevant and qualified supervision in dialogue with an active community of peers and colleagues operating according to international standards.
Artistic practice is at the core of the artistic PhD result. At the same time, the artistic practice is to be accompanied by an explicit reflection, which, when the project is presented, grants others access into the working methods and insights that emerge from the artistic research.
The study programme consists of training component courses (30 ECTS credits) and independent artistic research, that is, the artistic PhD project (150 credits). Courses and the artistic PhD project are required to operate according to advanced professional standards. The artistic PhD project is expected to be at a level of national and international relevance.
The doctoral study programme is the parallel within artistic disciplines to third cycle science-based research training and qualifies for artistic practice and artistic research at a national and international level. Additionally, the competence is relevant to other societal functions where in-depth competence with artistic research is required. In addition to its relevance within the arts, competence at this level will be sought after in public administration, universities and colleges and in the industry.
PhD research fellow positions and admissions
PhD in artistic research
Application deadline: 15 January 2019 (13:00 CET)
See here for a link to the six new research fellow positions, see job vacancies:
- Position as artistic PhD research fellow in Costume Design at the Department of Design
- Position as artistic PhD research fellow at the Academy of Theatre
- Position as artistic PhD research fellow at the Academy of Opera
- Position as artistic PhD research fellow at the Department of Art and Craft
- Position as artistic PhD research fellow at the Department of Dance
- Position as artistic PhD research fellow in Contemporary Art at The Academy of Fine Art
See here for the application attachments, which must be filled in for every position and submitted along with the application:
- Application attachment, English (PDF)
- Application attachment, Norwegian-Nynorsk (PDF)
- Application attachment, Norwegian-Bokmål (PDF)
Note that you must download the PDF and save it on your computer before you begin filling in the form.
In order to be admitted to the PhD programme, the applicant must usually, at a minimum, have a performing and/or creative Master’s degree within the discipline in question, cf. the second cycle of the Norwegian Qualifications Framework.
An information meeting about the PhD programme was held 4 December 2018 for everyone interested in applying. You can watch the video of the entire meeting here:
For more information about the PhD programme, please contact Therese Veier, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Current Research Fellows
Kunst og håndverk
Research Fellow graduates
Merete Røstad defended her PhD thesis in 2019. Read more about Røstad's prosjekt.
Franz Petter Schmidt
Franz Petter Schmidt defended his thesis in 2018. Read more about Schmidt's project.
Jesper Alvær defended his thesis in 2017. Read more about Alværs project.
Yuka Oyama defended her thesis in 2017. Read more about Oyamas project.
Geir Tore Holm
Geir Tore Holm defended his thesis in 2017. Read more about Holms project.
Eva-Cecilie Richardsen defended her thesis in 2016.
Siri Hermansen defended her thesis in 2016.
Birgitte Appelong defended her thesis in 2016.
Andreas Bunte defended his thesis in 2016.
Annelise Bothner-By defended her thesis in 2015
Njål Sparbo defended his thesis in 2014.
Thomas Kvam defended his thesis in 2014.
Andreas Siqueland defended his thesis in 2013.
Ane Hjort Guttu
Ane Hjort Guttu defended her thesis in 2013.
Marianne Heier defended her thesis in 2013.
Per Gunnar Eeg-Tverbakk
Per Gunnar Eeg-Tverbakk defended his thesis in 2012
Sara Margrethe Oskal
Sara Margrethe Oskal defended her thesis in 2010.
Prosjekt: "Planlagt intuisjon, bevisste veier til det ubevisste" - en utvikling av Konstantin Stanislavskijs improvisasjonsmetoder.
Tyra Tønnessen defended her thesis in 2009.
Megamonstermuseum: The Art Sphere as a Public Arena
The fellowship project Megamonstermuseum: The Art Sphere as a Public Arena started in 2003 and has aimed to discuss the concept of the public and the changing notion of the public sphere, with the use of the art museum as a specific case study.
Tone Hansen defended her thesis in 2009.