Research at KMD

The Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design engages in both artistic and scientific research. The majority of the research at the faculty is artistic, but KMD also conducts a considerable amount of scientific research in the fields of music therapy, musicology and music pedagogy.

The faculty promotes both specialisation and cooperation between different disciplines and research traditions, as well as different forms of publicising and documentation.

Research groups at KMD

Research Projects

The faculty systematically fosters academic discussion to challenge the limits of academic understanding within fine art, music and design. Have a look at projects that have received funding from the faculty's Research Committee.


PhD candidates at KMD

PhD candidates at KMD are affiliated with one of the faculty's three departments; The Academy of Art – Department of Contemporary Art, the Grieg Academy – Department of Music or the Department of Design.

Dissemination of Research

The Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design conducts extensive dissemination work locally, nationally and internationally based on the professional activities of employees and students. The Faculty itself has venues for viewings, concerts and more.


Rom61 is a tool for development, discussion and display of works of artistic research at the Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design. Rom61 is located on the 2nd floor of Møllendalsveien 61, in the building's public axis. The room is actively used to develop and convey processes and experiments with particular focus on dialogue and critical reflection. Rom61 is aimed at actively highlighting processes connected to communicating artistic research work giving the opportunity to share knowledge both in-house and to the public.

Gunnar Sævig's Hall

Gunnar Sævig's Hall is a combined aula and chamber music hall in the Nygård School where Griegakademiet - Department of Music is located. The hall has approximately 150 seats. Entrance is from Nina Griegsvei. The name derives from the Violinist, Conductor and Music Educator Gunnar Sævig Gunnar Sævig (1924–69).