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Courses in Fine Art, Music and Design

Most courses for exchange students in fine art, music and design are not advertised in the course list. Below you will find information about what you can study in these subject areas.

Fine Art

Study options

At the Department of Fine Art, we offer courses in the following disciplines:

Bachelor level:

  • ARTBA01 / Fine Art BA level, Ceramics and Clay
  • ARTBA02 / Fine Art BA level, Photography
  • ARTBA03 / Fine Art BA level, Printmaking
  • ARTBA04 / Fine Art BA level, Textiles
  • ARTBA05 / Fine Art BA level, Sound Art
  • ARTBA06 / Fine Art BA level, Painting and Drawing
  • ARTBA07 / Fine Art BA level, New Media
  • ARTBA08 / Fine Art BA level, Performance
  • ARTBA09 / Fine Art BA level, Sculpture
  • ARTBA10 / Fine Art BA level, Video

Master level:

  • ARTMA01 / Fine Art MA level, Ceramics and Clay
  • ARTMA02 / Fine Art MA level, Photography
  • ARTMA03 / Fine Art MA level, Printmaking
  • ARTMA04 / Fine Art MA level, Textiles
  • ARTMA05 / Fine Art MA level, Sound Art
  • ARTMA06 / Fine Art MA level, Painting and Drawing
  • ARTMA07 / Fine Art MA level, New Media
  • ARTMA08 / Fine Art MA level, Performance
  • ARTMA09 / Fine Art MA level, Sculpture
  • ARTMA10 / Fine Art MA level, Video

The Department of Fine Art has an open and flexible structure which means that you can sign up for activities, courses and workshops across disciplines. However, in your application for exchange studies at UiB, you should choose only one focus area.

Main tutor and courses

If you are accepted as an exchange student, a main tutor will be appointed for you. At the beginning of the semester (August/January), you and your tutor will set up a study plan according to your individual needs.

There is no fixed course plan, but we recommend that you read the general information about the study programmes, BA in Fine Art and MA in Fine Art.

The structure of the studies is outlined in the programme descriptions:

ECTS credits and assessment

Your academic performance is assessed as either pass or fail, and the assessment system does not include a grading scale.

The ECTS credits for the semester are not assigned to each course, but are generated as a total sum based on the courses you complete during the semester. If you meet all requirements and pass the overall semester assessment, you will obtain 30 ECTS credits per semester.

How to apply

Follow the step-by-step guide on How to apply for exchange:

  • Step 1 and 2: Exactly like the step-by-step guide.
  • Step 3: 
    • Follow the instructions, but instead of choosing courses you choose your discipline (see list of study options above) - you should choose only one.
    • You can also apply for a Norwegian language course - this is optional.
  • Step 4: Upload the documents listed and remember the additional documents required for Fine Art and Design students.
  • Step 5 and 6: Exactly like the step-by-step guide.

Music

Performance/composition

How to apply

  1. You must apply in the joint international application system by 1 March. If you have questions about this application system, contact your home university for advice.
  2. In late March, we will ask you to register in UiB's application system as well, under the course option GRIEG / Music Performance/Composition. All the information you need for this will be sent by email.

Musicology

Study options

We offer four courses in Musicology this academic year taught in English, all of which are listed in the course list under the Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design.

In addition, you can apply for courses at other faculties which are listed in the course list. If you only have an academic background in Musicology, an open course may be the most relevant for you.

How to apply

Follow the instructions on How to apply for exchange.

Design

Study options

At the Department of Design you can study at bachelor or master level, and courses are offered in the following disciplines:

  • DESBA01 / Design BA level, Visual Communication
  • DESBA02 / Design BA level, Furniture and Spatial Design
  • DESMA01 / Design MA level, Visual Communication
  • DESMA02 / Design MA level, Furniture and Spatial Design

The Department of Design has an open and flexible structure which means that you can sign up for activities, courses and workshops across disciplines. However, in your application for exchange studies at UiB, you should choose only one focus area 

Main tutor and courses

If you are accepted as an exchange student, a main tutor will be appointed for you. At the beginning of the semester (August/January), you and your tutor will set up a study plan according to your individual needs.

There is no fixed course plan, but we recommend that you read the general information about the study programmes, BA in Visual Communication, BA in Furniture/Spatial Design and MA in Design.

The structure of the studies is outlined in the programme descriptions:

ECTS credits and assessment

Your academic performance is assessed as either pass or fail, and the assessment system does not include a grading scale.

The ECTS credits for the semester are not assigned to each course, but are generated as a total sum based on the courses you complete during the semester. If you meet all requirements and pass the overall semester assessment, you will obtain 30 ECTS credits per semester.

How to apply

Follow the step-by-step guide on How to apply for exchange:

  • Step 1 and 2: Exactly like the step-by-step guide.
  • Step 3: 
    • Follow the instructions, but instead of choosing courses you choose your discipline (see list of study options above) - you should choose only one.
    • You can also apply for a Norwegian language course - this is optional.
  • Step 4: Upload the documents listed and remember the additional documents required for Fine Art and Design students.
  • Step 5 and 6: Exactly like the step-by-step guide.