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Bergen Academy of Art and Design

Bergen Academy of Art and Design(KHiB) is from 1 January 2017 a part of the Faculty of art, music and design at the University of Bergen.

Image of KHiB's new campus that is under construction. © MIR and Snøhetta

About the former Bergen Academy of Art and Design:

Learning and teaching at KHiB are based on artistic research and experimentation. Through an active and visible role we convey the importance and value of art and design as integral to society.

KHiB offers three-year bachelor programmes and two-year master's programmes in both Art and Design and have employed Research Fellows associated with the Norwegian Artistic Research Fellowship Programme.

Furthermore, we offer Teacher Training (PPU), which is a one-year full time programme for artists and designers aiming to become teachers. KHiB also offers life long learning courses for artists, designers and related professionals.

Bergen Academy of Art and Design operates the "Norwegian Artistic Research Programme" which includes two parts, the "Norwegian Artistic Research Fellowship Programme" and the "Project Programme".

KHiB has approximately 340 students and 100 employees. Both students and staff contribute to a dynamic international environment.

Since August 2012 KHiB has had two departments: the Department of Fine Art and the Department of Design. 

KHiB takes part in international networks and encourages students to use exchange programmes in their studies. Approximately 30% of the academic staff is recruited internationally.

KHiB's activities are currently located in six different buildings in the city centre of Bergen.

New building
A new building is under construction where the whole KHiB campus is going to be located under one roof. The world-renowned Norwegian Architect office Snøhetta have designed the building. The new building is due to be completed and taken in use in 2017.



Strømgaten 1

5005 Bergen - NO

+47 55 58 73 00

+47 55 58 73 10

Published: 5/11/2012 by Peter Klasson Updated: 1/25/2017 by Gard Andreas Frantzsen