An online application and all required documents must be submitted using HiØ’s application portal.
Admission is based on formal education and entrance test.

When to apply:

1st of November - 1st of December

  • Applicants residing outside the EU/EEA
  • Applicants residing in the EU/EEA
  • Applicants residing in Norway/the Nordic region

Requirements for admission

Academic requirement:

A bachelor’s degree or an equivalent education of at least 180 ECTS credits in scenography, architecture, visual art, the performing arts or other relevant artistic education at bachelor's level.

Applicants who do not have a bachelor's degree in scenography or architecture must document their skills and abilities to communicate projects by means of drawings, models, photography or other media.

The application is to be submitted in English and must contain:

  • A description Master’s Thesis – Production containing:
    • An outline of a specific topic relating to scenography that you wish to investigate and explore artistically during your MA studies (1-2 pg A4).
      Apart from text, the outline may include 2 pages of other material such as sketches, photography, literature and/or video or sound files of max 5 minutes in length as illustration of the topic. 
    • A conceptual description of the Master’s Thesis - Production which includes project question, conditions, issues, objectives and aspects of exploration.
    • Your motivation for implementing the production/project and its social relevance.
    • References to three art productions or exhibitions that reflect on Master’s Thesis - Production's context in the field of art.
    • You must write a brief explanation of how you understand the term "scenography" (1/2 pg A4).
  • Documentation of relevant artistic practice (portfolio), with the focus on the last five years (Max 15 pg A4).
  • Curriculum Vitae.

Please note that all applicants who meets the formal requirements listed above, must also pass entrance tests.

Admission process

Admission is based on entrance test consisting of 3 phases that is assessed by a jury.
The local admissions committee is responsible for the final approval of  the jury’s recommendation.

  • Phase 1, Assessment of your application and formal competence.
    • All applicants who meet the formal competence requirements and have submitted a complete application will proceed to phase 2.

  • Phase 2, Artistic assessment of submitted material.
    • Criteria for the assessment regarding your previous experience is based on the submitted material consists of (but not limited to):

    • - Your practical and theoretical experience and understanding of space-relevant contexts


    • - Your ability to critically reflect on a given task or an independently defined problem with openness and dedication.


    • - Your ability to develop (and possibly realize) an original and comprehensive idea demonstating a heightened awareness of the ethical aspects related to the project.


    • Applicants who best satisfy these criteria will proceed to phase 3.

  • Phase 3, Presentation of your submitted project/research topic followed by an  interview.
    • The last phase consists of a presentation of the submitted project/research topic by the applicant and an interview, where you have the opportunity to describe your artistic inquiries, research objectives and your interest in pursuing your practice in this study program to the admissions jury.


    • In the interview, you will have the opportunity to elaborate on your submitted material from phase 2 and other material to show the connection between your studies and practice and how these shape the basis for your research questions and investigations in the master program.


    • Applicants who exhibit the best capability for deeper investigations into and ability to expand their understanding of scenography are selected. In relation to the collaborative nature of all forms of scenography, these applicants are also expected to exhibit a strong ability to create art projects in different collaborative structures, while independently being in charge of distinct parts of a work.

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How do you apply

  • Getting started
    • All applicants must register their application in SøknadsWeb.

      The first step in applying to Østfold University College is logging into SøknadsWeb. When you come to the login page, choose your preferred login method.

  • My Profile
    • Applicants must fill out all of the requested information. It is important that you make sure all provided information regarding your personal information is correct.

      When you are satisfied that the information is correctly entered, click on ‘Next’.

  • Choose Admission
    • Select the desired category from the list and read carefully the information provided. Choose the study you wish to apply for from the drop-down menu at the bottom of the page.

      Click on ‘Next’ when you are finished.

  • Documentation
    • In order for the Admissions Office to process your application, applicants must upload all required documents in SøknadsWeb. You can upload your documents by clicking on ‘My Documents’ in the menu at the top of the page. This is where you can see what you have uploaded as well as upload new documents. Documents should be uploaded as soon as possible and no later than the documentation submission deadline. Documents sent in the mail or by e-mail will not be considered or returned.

      You will find information online about Østfold University College’s documentation requirements.

  • Receipt
    • All applicants are sent a receipt via e-mail confirming that the application was received. A receipt can also be viewed in SøknadsWeb under ‘My applications’ in the menu at the top of the page.
  • Communication
    • All correspondence from the Admissions Office regarding applications will be done via e-mail. It is important that you register your correct e-mail address in your application and that you check your spam folder if you have, for example, not received the receipt from your application submission.

      Remember to check your email frequently throughout the application period.

  • Admission Decision
    • Admission decisions are sent out via e-mail and published in SøknadsWeb. If you receive an offer of admission, you must respond in SøknadsWeb to the offer within the deadline noted in your admission offer. Should you not respond within the deadline, the offer will then be given to another applicant.