The Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design (KMD) offers BA, MA and PhD programmes based on an internationally recognised level of artistic research.

We educate future artists, designers, performing musicians, composers, music therapists, musicologists, curators, and music and art teachers. The faculty has three departments: The Art Academy - Department of Contemporary Art, the Grieg Academy - Department of Music and the Department of Design.

Many teaching projects take place in the public space, and the exam projects are typically presented in central galleries and concert venues. The faculty is continuously developing through dialogue between students and academic staff. The teaching is continuously evaluated and this ensures that KMD is a living and quality-enhancing institution.

KMD's MA programmes offer teaching in English, however you'll need to speak a Scandinavian language to be enrolled to one of our BA programmes.

Department of Design

We offer studies in Furniture Design, Spatial Design/Interior Architecture and Visual Communication. The department have study programmes at bachelor, master and PhD level. The academic activities comprise individual and joint research projects and extensive cooperation with other professional partners.

The Department of Design is committed to contributing to increased understanding of society and culture. Design today is much more than what you see, ranging from the design of objects, to visualization of imagined realities and imaginary futures.

The Department offers studies in:

The Art Academy – Department of Contemporary Art

The Art Academy is distinguished by a broad range of artistic expressions and open critical discussions. The Department offers extensive expertise on an international level within eight focus areas: painting and drawing, sculpture and installation, ceramics and clay, time-based art and performance, new media (audio/video), textiles, printmaking, and photography.

The Department offers studies in:

The Grieg Academy - Department of Music

The Grieg Academy – Department of Music was established at the University of Bergen in 1995, and is now one of three departments at the Faculty. Our profile is modelled on internationally recognised performing arts environments (classical, jazz, folk music), composition, music therapy, musicology and music education.

The Department offers studies in: