Art Photography 1 year
Vocational college diploma
Practical foundation course in photography as an art form. Learn about various photographic techniques while exploring your own creative voice.
Full-time, 1 year
This foundation course is an introduction to art photography as a practice and profession. The program will nurture your independence, creativity, understanding of photographic art and your own artistic style. High standards will apply for your own production and ability to develop concepts and projects. You will also be able to work with analogue and alternative photographic techniques.
The programme is well suited for skills enhancement for established photographers and artists.
Techniques and post-production 1
- Basic techniques for photo and film
- Post-production for photo and film
Theme-based project 1
Theory and aesthetics 1
- History of photography
Techniques and post-production 2
- Photography and film techniques
- Analogue techniques
Theme-based project 2
- Your own project
Theory and aesthetics 2
- Aesthetics and art history
- Regulations and legal framework
The best qualification you could have is a genuine interest in the profession.
You will be assessed on the following criteria
Higher Education Entrance Qualification. Alternatively, other qualifications at a corresponding level*.
Enrollment test in the form of a portfolio. Your portfolio must show your experience and understanding of the profession. The enrollment test will account for 50 % of your points, and grades obtained 50 %.
*Other qualifications are knowledge and skills you have gained from education, paid or unpaid work, working for organizations or hobbies. Other qualifications are assessed to determine whether you have a skills level equivalent to that from qualifications from upper secondary school. You must be 19 years of age or older during the enrollment year to be enrolled on the basis of other qualifications.
Read more on other qualifications at NUCAS.
How to apply
Feel free to contact us if you need help with the application, or are unsure if you can apply.
1. Register your application
Go to NUCAS.
The application portal opens on the 1st of February. Final date for applications is April 15th at 23.59.
2. Enrollment test
The enrollment test consists of submission of your portfolio. It must contain 10–20 still photos and/or videos, and showcase your interests, talents and skills within photography. Your portfolio can contain your best work, or represent one or more projects you have worked on. There are no constraints on the design of your portfolio. Upload your enrollment test along with your application to NUCAS.
If you are qualified for enrollment, you will be contacted to arrange an interview with the college. This is a good opportunity to get to know us – and for us to get to know you! Interviews can be conducted in person or digitally. An interview is a means of support for applicants, at which you can justify your choice of portfolio and provide more details. You can also ask questions concerning the program. The interview does not count towards the points awarded for your portfolio.
Tuition and fees
Term fees: NOK 59,500
Mandatory membership of SiT (Studentsamskipnaden i Trondheim (student welfare association): NOK 600 per term
Mandatory membership of ONF (Organisasjon for Norske Fagskolestudenter (organisation for Norwegian vocational college students): NOK 85 per term
All programs are approved by NOKUT, the national quality assurance organ, and supported by Lånekassen.
Check out the work by some of our former students!