What is it like to study at KHiO?
Watch video interviews with students from KHiO's six departments, talking about their artistic practice and studying at Oslo National Academy of the Arts.
Habitat – art in nature
Master’s students at the Institute for Art and Public Space have access to unique experiences when they collaborate with professionals outside of the Academy. In partnership with Galleri F15, four students will exhibit their works in and around the Alby farm in Moss. The Habitat exhibition will run for four months.
Support to Our Colleagues in Ukraine
“The Russian invasion of Ukraine has now also led to our colleagues there being attacked, bombarded, and exposed to violence, after Kharkiv National University was hit by rockets on Wednesday,” says Rector Markus Degerman.
New precautions for coronavirus at KHiO (updated regularly)
www.khio.no/korona has updated informaton on measures for preventing disease at KHiO. Here you can also find a video presentation on contagion prevention which is mandatory for students and staff to see before arriving at campus.
Unique, inclusive and international
Many exciting collaborations and projects await students at the Master of Art and Public Space programme. The programme allows students to establish international networks through artist residencies, exhibitions at renowned institutions and meetings with leading artists. Students are invited to address current issues that reflect the times we are living in and explore how art may play an invaluable social role.
Alfred on the Fence
At the construction site for the new Government Quarter, a seven-metre-long and four-metre-high painting by Alfred Brekke hangs on the temporary fencing. In total, the piece consists of 16 individual paintings Alfred made while simultaneously finishing his graduation project for a Bachelor of Fine Art degree. We took a closer look at the process at select few moments throughout 2021.
What I Really Want
Nine years after taking her Bachelor’s degree, Ingrid Aarvik Berge returned to take a Master’s degree at the Art and craft department – and the result is truly worth a look.
KORO – Norway's national body responsible for curating, producing and activating art in public space – in consultation with KHiO, has moved the artwork vb.48 721 by Vanessa Beecroft.
New Blog from the Rector and Prorectors
REKTORATET is a blog for talking about and presenting the Academy’s education and research.
Overview of the application deadlines for one-year programmes, bachelor's, master's and PhD programmes that begin Autumn 2022. The application portal Søknadsweb and will open two months before the deadlines.
Meet the New Rector and Prorectors
The new rector at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Markus Degerman, will be working together with Heidi Haraldsen, the elected prorector of education, and Camille Norment, the hired prorector of research, to promote dialogue and help the Academy focus on its core tasks of research, education and knowledge transfer.
Studying at KHiO 2021
Do you want to know what it's like to study at KHiO? Here are interviews with some of the students who graduated in 2021.
Significant Rise in Applications
KHiO’s application statistics reveal that an increasing number of students want to take a degree in the arts. The application statistics for 2021 show an increase of 25.5 per cent from the year before, and the actor education at the Academy of Theatre continues to be one of the most popular programmes in all of Norway, with over 80 applicants per available spot.
Anna Einarsson Appointed New Dean of the Academy of Opera
Anna Einarsson will take over as the dean of the Academy of Opera at KHiO when Tore Dingstad retires after the summer. Einarsson wants the Academy of Opera to be one of the most attractive opera educations in Europe, and she also wants to help opera remain relevant for modern audiences.
Norway Should Prioritise a Good Art Education
Kristel Jæger Skorge will assume her position as the new director of KHiO on 22 March. She believes that leaders within higher education must both tolerate and like that there will be a variety of opinions, where it is natural that contemporary events will impact the field of art earlier than in other areas of society. For her, the main objective is for the Academy to remain at a top international level, something that requires everyone to be willing to participate in discussions. Skorge comes from her previous position as the University of Oslo’s director of research and innovation administration.
Promoting Artistic Research at KHiO
Camille Norment was hired as acting prorector for research towards the end of the 2020 spring semester and assumed the position on 1 August. After extending her contract for a further two years, she will now help strengthen the artistic research being carried out at the Academy.
This year, a five-metre-high and somewhat different Christmas tree will stand in the square in front of the Oslo National Academy of the Arts. The tree, named Evergreen Corona, was lit on 1 December 2020 at 15:00.
Statement from the board at the Oslo Academy of the Arts, Oslo October 29th, 2020
The board regrets the resignation of Rector Måns Wrange, while respecting his decision. The board has initiated the process leading to a new election of the rectorate, and continues with the recruitment of the managing director.
Art project at the top of Karl Johan street
Students from KHiO have made artwork which they were allowed to place on the flag poles on Karl Johan, the street in Norway leading up to the royal palace.
Studying at KHiO 2020
Have you been accepted to Oslo National Academy of the Arts, or are you considering applying? We have interviewed six graduate students on studying at KHiO.
The Corona Cohort
Spring 2020 was definitively not as expected. Not that you can entirely know what to expect during the madcap finish to your degree, but COVID-19 was not part of the plan at all. We asked graduation students from each of our six departments how they have been and what they think about the artist’s role.
Sarah Lookofsky new dean of the Academy of Fine Art
The Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHiO) has appointed Sarah Lookofsky to serve a four-year term as the dean of the Academy of Fine Art. She currently serves as the Associate Director of the International Program at MoMA in New York.
Exploring the role of the costume
The artistic research project Costume Agency set out to explore how the costume can be an element in its own right in a performance. In the upcoming conference Critical Costume 2020, artists and academics will discuss how it actually does so.
Setting up Verdi's Falstaff
The graduating students at the Academy of Opera at The Oslo National Academy of the Arts are working towards the premiere of Falstaff at the Opera House in April. Stefan Herheim, Norway’s most prominent opera director, is directing.
The Ballet Dancer
Lauritz Carl Rendbæk did not begin dancing ballet until he was twelve. Despite getting late into the game, he is now attending the Academy and dedicating himself to a career as a ballet dancer.
New ombudsman for students
KHiO and five other colleges in Oslo have made a joint effort to finance an ombudsperson for students, dedicated to advising students in study-related matters. Pål Gustavsen’s office at UiO is open to those who need it.
Luca De Marchi hired as the Academy’s new repetiteur
Luca De Marchi has been hired as the new opera repetiteur and pianist at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts. De Marchi has wide-ranging experience with both the theory and repertoire of opera after working as a vocal coach and pianist for various opera houses and festivals throughout Europe, Asia and the United States.
KHiO at Designers’ Nest: East meets West
Ishara Jayathilake is nominated to the annual Designers’ Nest Award Show 2020 showcasing the best fashion graduates from the Nordic design schools. The final will take place January 28 during Copenhagen Fashion Week. Jayathilake graduated with a Masters’ in design spring 2019.
MA student wins international attention
MA2 student Mingshu Li wins third prize after attending X Biennal Internacional de Ceràmica del Vendrell in Spain. Next year she is invited back for an exhibition and workshop showing her working methods.
KHiO enters into a settlement to end a working relationship
Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo har inngått forlik med ein tidlegare tilsett som i desember 2018 fekk avskil frå stillinga. 21. oktober 2019 vart partane samde om at arbeidsforholdet er avslutta ved at KHiO går til oppseiing frå stillinga med verknad frå 12. mars 2019. Partane fråfell beramma sak for Oslo Tingrett samt retten til å anke. Partane dekkjer eigne sakskostnader.
How to get noticed
As soon as you have developed an interesting concept for your ongoing work as an art student, you should contact galleries and apply to exhibitions and competitions. It is the beginning of your career and important to get noticed. This is the general advice from the art world to coming artists.
We need critical students to make our world better
DS Academy this years’ newcomer at Designers’ Saturday gathers the best young Norwegian designers and invites companies to collaboration with students. Responsibility is their mutual theme.
Snelle Ingrid Hall new dean of the Academy of Dance at KHiO
The Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHiO) has appointed Snelle Ingrid Hall to serve a four-year term as the dean of the Academy of Dance.
Ane Graff goes to Venice
We are so proud of research fellow at the Academy of fine art, Ane Graff, Norway's representative at the Nordic Pavilion, Venice Biennale 2019, opening May 11.
Candidates for the Rector Election
Måns Wrange, former rector at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm, and Jørn Mortensen, current rector at KHiO, are both candidates for the rector election.
KHiO-student til operastudioet ved Staatsoper Berlin
Sopranen Victoria Randem er avgangsstudent på masterutdanningen ved Operahøgskolen, og har blitt tilbudt plass ved det prestisjefylte operastudioet Staatsoper unter der linden i Berlin.
BA work purchased by KODE
Berenice Janice Hernández Hernández is in her second year of a bachelor in Medium- and materialbased art. Recently she exhibited at Årsutstillingen, one of the most important events within contemporary materialbased art, and her work is now bought by KODE Art Museum in Bergen.
The Academy’s Conclusions in the Whistle-blowing Cases
The Oslo National Academy of the Arts has now concluded its investigation into the allegations of unwanted sexual attention and sexual harassment.
Academy Profile Hans Hamid Rasmussen: Filling the Holes with Meaning
Hans Hamid Rasmussen is professor of art and subject area coordinator for textile art at the Art and Craft department. For Rasmussen, embroidery has become a technique for translating intercultural experiences from growing up in Algeria, Hungary and then finally Norway. Embroidery is a practice where Marx meets God.
Goethe University Frankfurt appoints Tore Vagn Lid as guest professor
Tore Vagn Lid, professor of directing at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts, has accepted an offer to become a guest professor at the Department of Theatre, Film and Media Studies (TFM) at Goethe University Frankfurt. The university currently has around 38,000 students and is one of the largest in Germany.
Stefan Herheim appointed adjunct professor
The board of the Oslo National Academy of the Arts has appointed Stefan Herheim to fill a new position as adjunct professor of opera directing at the Academy of Opera.
The Academy set to launch a PhD programme
This January the Ministry of Education gave the green light to establish PhD programmes in artistic research, and during a board meeting on 6 February the Oslo National Academy of the Arts decided to launch such a programme.
The Academy to Partner with the Prix de Lausanne
The Academy of Dance at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts has been announced as a new partner school with the Prix de Lausanne, the world’s leading classical ballet competition and network.
Rodrigo Ghattas: I Believe in the Click
MFA student Rodrigo Ghattas felt like being tossed into space when entering Oslo National Academy of the Arts. Now he is thankful, as it led him to the shift he wanted as an artist.
Academy Profiles: Jorge Manilla – Everything is connected
The new professor of metal and jewellery art is impressed by facilities and staff at KHiO, and he is sure the school will be noticed in the years to come. Jorge Manilla thanks boxing, one of the national sports of Mexico, for achieving his own artistic career.
Home with a Suitcase Full of Gold
Helena E.K. Byrt (17) and Shoma Ogasawara (18) have just returned from Grasse, France, where they won every prize at stake at the Concours International de Danse Classique de Grasse, an international competition with a 30-year history. The young dancers were invited to Grasse after being awarded at the Nordic-Baltic Ballet Competition in Falun, Sweden, in March 2017.
Vil du utvikle deg som kritikar?
Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo, avdeling Dans, lyser i samarbeid med Black Box teater, Dansens Hus, og scenekunst.no ut Kritikarprosjektet.
The Good Lieutenant
“I have never wanted to sit alone on stage and play,” says Jon Petersen. “When I play, I want to play with someone, and preferably a vocalist.”
Letter from the Rector: Dear new students
Welcome to the Oslo National Academy of the Arts, and congratulations on being admitted here! You have all been carefully selected after an extensive admissions process full of auditions, interviews and assignments. You should definitely feel as though you belong to a unique and highly selected group.
Academy Profiles: Jan Verwoert – Bringing Back the Light
The Future of Colour, this year’s Cyprus Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, is curated by Jan Verwoert, professor of art and theory. The exhibition invokes the spirit of the Eastern Mediterranean as a zone where routes cross and travellers meet and trade in a poetic knowledge that may render both the past and future in fresh colours.
Stipend-dryss over studenter ved Kunsthøgskolen
Hege Imerslund, direktør i Bildende Kunstneres Hjelpefond, delte ut 11 av årets 25 studentstipend à 35 000 kroner til Kunsthøgskolens studenter. Også Kunsthøgskolens eget stipend FKDS ble delt ut.
The Lady of Shade under the Spotlight
Dyveke Sanne prefers life in the half-shade. According to her, it’s when light and darkness intersect that the opportunities are the greatest. Dyveke is most well-known for her work on the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, a luminous monument harbouring a shadow of its own – our threatened biodiversity.
Letter from the Rector: Trump’s entry ban
Trump’s entry ban impacts students, artists and academics indiscriminately.
40 Years of Crossing the Line
In 1976 Hanne Riege walked through the door of the Academy of Theatre for the first time as a part-time teacher, crossing the same line that all the students must do when they begin there. 40 years later she still loves her job.
The Context Designer
“It wasn’t the result of a good plan so much as a series of chance events,” Barth says about his route into the field of art and design. As a teacher of design theory and methodology, he is expanding the relationship between theory and practice.
Playing around in all seriousness
It’s a Wednesday morning in September and 18 students from the teacher training programme (PPU) are being visited by nine five-year-olds from the nearby Seilduken Day Care Centre. But when the little imps crouch down to become tiny nuts that then grow into big trees, they are not only playing but also helping educational principles be put into effect.
The master of the pas de deux
In 1983 he crossed the Iron Curtain from Hungary to dance with Norway’s most prestigious ballet company. Today, pas-de-deux teacher and trainer in classical dance, Lecturer Zoltan Szolnoki coaches aspiring ballet stars at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts.
New mentor scheme for the opera students
- Det er en helt unik mulighet vi har fått nå, sier operastudent Eilert Hasseldal (bildet). Han er en av fem studenter som nå har fått sin egen mentor ved Den Norske Opera, og skal veiledes av en profesjonell stjerne.“This is a unique opportunity we’ve been given,” says opera student Eilert Hasseldal (pictured). As one of five students to be assigned their own mentor at the Norwegian National Opera, he will now receive guidance from a professional star.
Master’s students painting their way to the stars
In Idunsgate 3 a palm tree can be seen growing all the way into outer space. The tree is the brainchild of Master’s students in design, who are realising Goethe’s theory of colours in a courtyard in central Oslo. “The plan was not to have a plan!” explains project manager and Master’s student Emma Staubo (pictured).
Why do up-and-coming artists need theory?
After having taught at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts for eighteen years, art historian Åsmund Thorkildsen knows a good deal about the relationship between theory and practice.
The tiny office of the powers that be
Getting involved in student politics at the Academy provides insight into how the school is organised, access to the corridors of power and a tiny office right by the cafeteria.
Ohlraun to Braunschweig University of Art
Vanessa Ohlraun, dean at the Academy of Fine Art at Oslo National Academy of the Arts, will be the new Rector (Präsidentin) at Braunschweig University of Art.
Forventningsfulle studenter rykker inn på Kunsthøgskolen
225 nye studenter startet mandag sitt studieløp på Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo, fylt av forventning til skoletiden. Her møter du 12 studenter og får høre hva de gleder seg mest til.
Do androids dream of electric sheep?
Trine Wester is an artist and the director of one of KHiO’s most high-tech workshops, dForm. She is fascinated by the interface between technology and philosophy, technology and art. How does technology shape who we are, and what kind of opportunities does it open up for artists?
What it’s like to study at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts
A new study year starts soon! Are you a new student at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts and wondering about what it’s like here? The Academy’s five hundred students have just as many different stories about what it’s like to be a part of the Academy. Here we present six of them.
What it’s like to study at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts
“The day I found out I had been accepted – that was an amazing day,” says Henrik Eilif Borge, who completed his Bachelor’s degree at the Academy of Theatre as one of eight students.
What it’s like to study at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts
“The Academy of Fine Art offers acres of space, fantastic studios and an open, friendly environment,” says Malin Bülow after having completed her Master’s degree there. “I’ve developed tremendously during the time I’ve been here. And I’ve not least become entirely dependent on the wonderful studios here. And that’s the flip side of the coin: I’ve become so used to being here, and now it’s time for me to find my own two feet.”
What it’s like to study at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts: Design
“I never thought I’d make such advances as a designer, or that I would acquire such a wide-ranging theoretical foundation for my future endeavours, and become so reflective and well-grounded in my career,” says Sara Gretteberg, who graduated just now as a furniture and interior designer.
What it’s like to study at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts: Art and Craft
Work hard and take responsibility for your own progression as a student are the recommendations from Sven Roald Undheim, who has completed a five-year programme at the Art and Craft department. “I think you’ll find people who have the same attitude to their work as you do,” he says of the department. “There’s always someone like you here.”
What it’s like to study at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts: Opera
Marcela Randem (23) has pushed her own limits at the year-long programme at the Academy of Opera. “You might mess things up and exit the stage in the wrong direction,” she says. “But it’s no big deal! This is a school, and we’re supposed to learn here.”
What it’s like to study at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts: the Academy of Dance
“The environment here is fantastic, and the small class sizes allow us to receive really good supervision,” says Geir Baldersheim Leirvåg after having completed a Bachelor’s degree at the Academy of Dance. “It’s always been my dream to go to this school, always been my dream to become a dancer. The school lived up to my expectations. And now I’m ready to work as a dancer!”
Graduation project snapped up by the municipality of Oslo
Jonas Olsson recently sold his graduation project from the Bachelor’s programme in medium and material-based art to the municipality of Oslo’s art collection.
Sjå utdrag frå Avgang 2016: Balletthøgskolen
Sjå video og bilete frå bachelorstudentane på Balletthøgskolen sine avgangsframføringar på Kunsthøgskolen.
Immobility captured on film
In his viva voce at the Academy of Fine Art just before the summer, Andreas Bunte presented his project Library for A-Scientific Film 2012–2015, which includes video art works that explore the aesthetics of old scientific research films.
Marie Hepsø vinner Norske Kunsthåndverkeres studentpris, med verket «Inner Traces», i materialene kobber og voks..
Exam with unforeseen benefits
Studentene ved kostymedesign har samarbeidet med scenekunstfagene for å gjennomføre sine eksamener. Det er det blitt overraskende mange ringvirkninger av.The costume design students at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts are collaborating with the various scenographic disciplines in order to complete their exams. This has resulted in a surprising number of add-on benefits.
The dean who stepped out from the wings
As theatre critic, theatre scholar and theatre manager, Jon Refsdal Moe has spent his entire earlier career working with ground-breaking performing arts of every kind. As newly appointed dean, will he radicalise the Academy of Theatre?
En svært visuell eksamen
AVGANG 2016: Det blir visuell kunst og design fra 36 masterstudenter ved Design og Kunst og håndverk når den store felles avgangsutstillingen åpner fredag 3. juni kl 18 på Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo. Utstillingen er åpen for alle!
Speiderjenter og høyrisikokunst
Hanne Ramsdal studerer master i scenetekst ved Teaterhøgskolen. Nå skal hun åpne opp innsiden av Oslo fengsel.
Bilder fra Avgang2016: Bachelor billedkunst
Alle foto ved Istvan Virag.
Academy Profiles: The Academy of Fine Art – A Cultural Institution
During her first years at the Academy of Fine Art, dean Vanessa Ohlraun has emphasised diversity and created an environment that is more international for both staff and students. Now she wants to raise the institution’s profile as a whole and bring it closer to the public.
Information regarding admission Academy of Dance 2022
Information about the 3rd round of auditions 2022 – BA Jazz
KALEID 2016 Oslo Artists’ Book Exhibition and Seminar
After five years in London, Europe’s celebrated artists’ book launch will take place at the Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo.
11-13 May 2016, 9am – 4pm
Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo, Fossveien 24, 0551 Oslo, Norway
IS THIS IT?
The MA students from Interior Architecture & Furniture Design at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts exhibit at the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair. The built installation investigates the contemporary challenges of Norwegian society and the role design might play in that. The fair opens on Tuesday 9.2. and continues until 13.2.
EEA-project: Double Bind
Oslo National Academy of The Arts and Academy of Fine Art participates in the EEA-project Double Bind. The project aims to create new networks for a young generation artists in the Nordic countries in cooperation with Eastern-Europe.
New Professor at the Academy of Opera
Gregor Bühl has been hired as the new Professor at the Academy of Opera.
We live in troubled times. The attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo earlier this year and the recent attacks in Paris give rise to many forms of disquiet.
Henriette Blakstad om PPU i teater
Hva får en scenekunstner med en aktiv karriere til å søke seg til praktisk-pedaogisk utdanning? Nåværende PPU-student Henriette Blakstad deler sine tanker og erfaringer med oss i dette intervjuet.
Studying at KHiO 2019: Academy of Dance
Name Thomas Talawa Prestø
Programme Master’s in choreography, Academy of Dance
Studying at KHiO 2019: Academy of Theatre
Name Thea Lambrechts Vaulen
Programme Bachelor’s in acting, the Academy of Theatre
Studying at KHiO 2019: Academy of Opera
Name Henriette Stabell Johnson
Programme Master’s in opera, the Academy of Opera
Studying at KHiO 2019: Art and Craft
Name: Thomas Iversen
Programme: MA in graphic art and drawing (medium and material based art), Art and Craft department
Studying at KHiO 2019: Design
Name: Tiril Haug Johne
Programme: Graphic design and illustration
Studying at KHiO 2019: Academy of Fine Art
Name: Thomas Bremerstent
Programme: BA in visual arts, the Academy of Fine Art
Studying at KHiO 2020: Design
Name: Tone Elisabeth Bjerkaas
Programme: Master's in Design
Studying at KHiO 2020: the Academy of Dance
Name: Edith Strand Askeland
Programme: Bachelor's in Contemporary Dance
Studying at KHiO 2020: the Academy of Theatre
Name: Khalid Mahamoud
Programme: Bachelor's in Acting
Studying at KHiO 2020: Art and Craft
Name: Julia Pauline Boracco Braaten
Programme: Master's in Medium and Material-based Art
Studying at KHiO 2020: the Academy of Fine Art
Name: Kaare Ruud
Programme: Master's in Fine Art
Studying at KHiO 2020: the Academy of Opera
Name: Eldrid Gorset
Programme: Master's in Opera
Studying at KHiO 2021: Academy of Opera
Name: Christina Jønsi
Programme: Master of Opera
Studying at KHiO 2021: Academy of Theatre
Name: Jonas Hoff Oftebro
Programme: Bachelor's in Acting
Studying at KHiO 2021: Academy of Dance
Name: Edwin Cabascango
Programme: Master's in Dance
Studying at KHiO 2021: Design
Name: Alexander Gåsbakk
Programme: Bachelor of Fashion and Costume Design
Studying at KHiO 2021: Art and Craft
Name: Alexis Owen
Programme: MFA in Art and Public Space
Studying at KHiO 2021: Academy of Fine Art
Name: Shuk Pui Yu
Programme: Master’s in fine art (MFA)