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FACULTY OF

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THE UNIVERSITY OF AGDER, FACULTY OF FINE ARTS 04 Welcome 06 The Study Environment

THE DEPARTMENTS

07 Department of Popular Music 09 Department of Classical Music and Music Education 11 Department of Visual Arts and Drama

FURTHER INFORMATION

18 Student Facilities (cafeteria, student housing, SiA Health) 19 Useful Contacts

Cover: Artist: Leiken Vik (Samtidig, i et parallelt univers, 2001) Design: Saara Ojanen/University of Agder Photo: Amund Hestsveen/Fundament All rights reserved. © University of Agder 2018


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WELCOME The University of Agder (UiA) is situated on the southern tip of Norway and is located on two campuses, in Kristiansand and Grimstad. The university has 12 000 students and 11 00 faculty and staff members. It is one of the youngest universities in Norway, but its history dates back to 1839 when the first teacher training institution in the region was established. It is a public university with state-of-the-art buildings on both campuses. Research is the foundation of all teaching activities at UiA and covers a wide variety of disciplines. Being a driving force for social and regional development, UiA has close contact with industry, organisations and cultural institutions. It is an internationally oriented university in a region exposed to strong international competition.

UIA’S STRATEGIC PRIORITY AREAS:

• Learning and Education for the Future • Global Mindset • Community Involvement and Innovation

As a young university, UiA aims to be on the cutting edge of innovation, education and research. Welcome!


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THE FACULTY OF FINE ARTS The Faculty of Fine Arts is located at Campus Kristiansand, in new offices and rooms with very modern facilities. The faculty has about 90 academic and administrative members of staff and approximately 500 students. We will make significant contributions to the development of the fine arts related to education, research and artistic development. Our profile is characterised by the dynamic interaction between the creative, performing, didactic and academic approaches to the fine arts.

THE FACULTY’S PRIORITY AREAS: • • • • •

attractive bachelor’s programmes a wide selection of master’s programmes a solid research education study programmes in performing strengthening the aesthetic expertise in education and the fine arts aspect in all teacher educations

THE FACULTY IS ORGANISED INTO THREE DEPARTMENTS:

• Department of Popular Music • Department of Classical Music and Music Education • Department of Visual Arts and Drama

THE FACULTY OFFERS STUDY PROGRAMMES IN • • • • • •

popular music classical music music education fine arts arts and crafts drama

In addition to providing education, the faculty puts emphasis on the importance of creative artistic work. The faculty offers master programmes in music performance, in fine arts, and a Phd programme with two specialisations in Popular Music Performance and Arts in Context. Read more about our postgraduate community at www.uia.no/kunst


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DEPARTMENT OF POPULAR MUSIC The Department of Popular Music empowers the musicians, composers, music technologists and music educators of the future. The popular music education at UiA is known for emphasizing interactions between individually talented artists. Many former students now have important positions as artists, backing musicians, studio musicians and producers for famous artists. The department works specifically with popular music and offers study programmes in performing popular music at bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level. We educate musicians in songwriting and performance specialization and have special expertise on the relationship between new technology and new music. The department also offers a master’s programme in Music Management. As a part of a modern faculty, we house state-of-the-art, cutting-edge facilities to support your creative experience. We have two professional studios, great concert halls and multiple practice rooms available. We aim to facilitate the best environment for your development as a musician in all areas. We offer an education in a closely connected environment with creative fellow students and teachers that will be a great foundation for a network in your future career.


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DEPARTMENT OF CLASSICAL MUSIC AND MUSIC EDUCATION The Department of Classical Music and Music Education educates tomorrow’s classical musicians and music educators. The Department offers bachelor’s and master’s programmes with different specialisations within classical music performance, as well as supplementary studies. We work specifically with the mediation of the classical music tradition, but also educate music teachers and music educators who work with many genres. We aim to prepare our students well to meet the challenges of the future job market. The musicians of tomorrow must be able to facilitate great music experiences, be on a high level as performers, be able to reach different target audiences, develop and lead their own projects, lead ensembles and teach instrumental music. Therefore, we offer study programmes that contain courses in performance, mediation, method and music theory. Our closest cooperation partner is Kilden Performing Arts Centre, Norway’s second-highest producing art and culture institution. Kilden houses Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra, which is one of Norway’s seven professional symphony orchestras and consists of 70 full-time employed musicians. The students’ feedback regarding the cooperation with Kilden is very positive. The cooperation means that the students get a close experience with institutional and performing professions. The Department also performs academic and artistic research activities and we work to have a close relation between research and education.


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DEPARTMENT OF VISUAL ARTS AND DRAMA

The Department is comprised of two academic environments, which offers study programmes in Drama/Theatre and Arts and Crafts. The department also offers an interdisciplinary master’s programme in music, visual arts, theatre and film. We also offer courses for all teacher education programmes.

DRAMA/THEATRE

The academic environment in Drama and Theatre aim to educate creative and reflective theatre makers. Through practical and theoretical approaches, we prepare our students for careers within performing arts and art education. As teaching artists, it is possible to work in Schools of Music and Performing Arts, facilitators in applied theatre projects, as well as other projects in the field of performing arts. The Department offers subjects and programs within the interdisciplinary platform Arts in Context on a BA, MA and PhD-level, mostly in Norwegian, but some subjects are taught in English.


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ARTS AND CRAFTS

In Arts and Crafts the students engage with theoretical, practical and aesthetic practices. Students work with a variety of themes, forms and expressions, material and techniques in different workshops and in a variety of venues. The Department offers subjects and programs within the interdisciplinary platform Arts in Context on a BA, MA and PhD-level, mostly in Norwegian, but some subjects are taught in English. The students own creative work as well as art education and art mediation are central in the study programs.


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THE CITY Kristiansand has 110 000 inhabitants and is the fifth largest city in Norway. The city has idyllic skerries, fantastic areas for recreational walks and a rich culture life. Kristiansand lies in the southernmost part of Norway, and has a continuously growing and attractive art and culture life. The city offers a great variety of art, exhibitions, shows, festivals, theatre performances and concerts. On many of the city’s concert scenes, like Haubitz Hall, Teateret, Charlies, Kick Scene, Cafe Generalen, Vaktbua and Alladin Scene, you can experience the hottest performances from Norwegian and foreign artists. TrashPop has been named Norway’s best concert organiser and gets many exciting artists to the city. Kristiansand is also the place where several exciting music festivals are held, such as Palmesus, Måkeskrik, Dark Season, the Punkt festival and the Gatekunst festival. The art institutions Kristiansand Kunsthall and Sørlandets Kunstmuseum aim to show the best of contemporary art expressions and reach the widest audience possible. Kilden Performing Arts Centre was completed in 2012, and has one of the most exciting environments for professional acting and music among the Nordic countries. The arts centre houses Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra, Kilden Teater, Kilden Opera, Kilden Kultur and Kilden Dialog. Kilden has received awards for innovative, beautiful and exciting solutions. The concert hall is one of Europe’s most advanced spaces for live music regarding construction technique and acoustics.


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FURTHER INFORMATION STUDENTSAMSKIPNADEN I AGDER (SIA)

SiA is the students’ organisation for welfare and culture, and covers the students’ primary needs related to studies in Southern Norway. SiA was in 2017 named Norway’s best student welfare organisation as it had a student satisfaction rate of 74 %.

SIA IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INFRASTRUCTURE SURROUNDING STUDIES, INCLUDING:

• Student housing, which includes electricity and a very fast Internet connection in the rent. • The student cafeteria, which several times has been named Norway’s best student cafeteria. • The bookshop Sørbok, which is Southern Norway’s largest bookshop for academic books. • Health services, whose aim is that neither diseases or ailments will ruin planned study progression. • The student culture houses Bluebox in Grimstad and Østsia in Kristiansand • The student day-care Hokus Pokus, which facilities daycare so parents can perform well in their studies. • The wellness centre Spicheren, which facilities increased well-being in the study period through exercise.

USEFUL CONTACTS If you need any help or advice, here are some key contacts who can assist you with any enquiries you may have: For questions about health, accommodation, welfare and culture, contact Studentsamskipnaden: T. +47 40 00 10 18 sia@sia.no For student guidance, contact general student guidance: T. +47 38 14 11 54 Jofrid.meidell@uia.no For information about study programmes, exams, admissions and the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund, contact the Student Service Centre: Campus Kristiansand: T. +47 38 14 10 00 Campus Grimstad: T. +47 37 23 32 00 servicetorget@uia.no For questions about your application, contact the admissions office: T. +47 38 14 15 64 opptak@uia.no


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FACULTY OF

FINE ARTS UNIVERSITY OF AGDER Kristiansand and Grimstad, Norway www.uia.no

The University of Agder, Faculty of Fine Arts  

The Faculty of Fine Arts is located at Campus Kristiansand, in new offices and rooms with very modern facilities. The faculty has about 90 a...

The University of Agder, Faculty of Fine Arts  

The Faculty of Fine Arts is located at Campus Kristiansand, in new offices and rooms with very modern facilities. The faculty has about 90 a...

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