Why choose this programme?

As a student at Norwegian Theatre Academy (NTA) you inquire into the intersections of art and society with internationally practicing guest artists. Values informing this education rely on listening, collaboration, staying with failure, re-imagining material relations, excavation and play.

Acting practices emerge from daily embodied encounters with space. Actor training emphasizes the resonance of the vocal, moving body as acoustic, compositional material. Musicality, collaborative risk and social inquiry inform how actors critically develop own methods for original work and enter the proposals of guest artists.

About the study

The 3 year BA programmes in Acting and Scenography work closely together in workshops and productions.

All teaching is in English.

During this programme you will be involved in directed productions with internationally practicing directors, choreographers and artists.  You develop three independent productions together with your peers in acting and scenography, based on your own collaborative concepts, methods and research questions.

You learn how to plan and manage production processes in various phases of creation, from the first idea to the dismantling of the work, including planning grant application writing.

Every week you will have voice training and daily practice in physical disciplines ranging from yoga to various styles of dance, improvisation and martial arts.

The teaching consists of studio-based laboratory activities, group and individual tutoring in various practices and skills, artistic direction in original works, lectures, discussions and debates, theory and analysis courses and class trips to performances, seminars and festivals.


Study environment

As a student at NTA you will have access to updated technical equipment, a 300m2 Black Box, 250 m2 dance studio and a 200m2 theatre studio for use in practice related to the studies.

This is an international programme with students from all over the world.

Classes are small which means the better chance to interact and learn.

NTA-students have close contact with teachers, researchers and staff. Continual assessment is an important part of the student's individual education plan.

Visits to selected exhibitions and performances are mandatory and integrated in the programme.

During your three year of study at NTA you develop an artistic network that puts you in contact with the expanded field of performance and theatre within and beyond Norway. Norwegian Theatre Academy also offers student exchange within an extensive international network of institutions.

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