Norwegian Theatre Academy


BA Scenography
BA Acting
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MA Scenography
MA Performance
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BA 2019
MA 2020
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At NTA, we educate acting and scenography students in contemporary theatre from the undergraduate to post-graduate levels. Students work closely together to generate new original works informed by compositional strategies found in theatre, music and architecture. Our practices are based in research, in seeking relationships and potentials produced by theatre and in investigating how performance can engage in both a space and the public via the senses while simultaneously stimulating critical discourse and thought. For almost 20 years the education has invited groundtaking international guests artists to create unique projects in conjunction with students.


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  • image1 New Artistic Research Project for 2019 Dec. 7, 2018

    Spectral collaborations: performative entanglement in the archives of Nordic participation in Trans-Atlantic slavery” is the title of NTA´s new Artistic Research project - that has been selected by VETENSKAPSRÅDET (Research Council of Sweden) to be funded with 400.000 SEK for the period 01.01.2019- 31.03.2020 in the call NOS-HS Workshops 2018 (Humanities and Social Sciences).

  • 0e943ac1-365d-4a41-ba81-9bb2df5ba3af Three final master productions coming up Nov. 21, 2018

    Three of NTA's graduating master students Tolga Balci, Nemanja Čađo and Liam Monzer Alzafari will present their final work in November and December. Tolga's performances will take place in Moss, while Nemanja's and Liam's performances will be located in Fredrikstad. They would like to welcome you to their grand finale.

  • holtan-poster-–-kopi ALL TOMORROW'S PARTIES (Directed by Kari Holtan/De Utvalgte) Nov. 1, 2018

    The third year students at NTA, together with Kari Holtan/Boya Bøckman/De Utvalgte presents "ALL TOMORROW'S PARTIES" at NTA in November.

  • workshop-ntm Workshop at Norsk Teknisk Museum in Oslo Oct. 15, 2018

    The Blind Spot Artistic Research Project is collaborating with the Medical Museum of the Norwegian Technical Museum in Oslo to open a new exhibition in May 2019.

Artistic Research

What NTA values most in the artistic research is the invitation to interfere with different knowledge systems. Artistic research processes value experimentation, juxtaposed relations, and live encounters as proven values for spending time and resources. This is an alternative to familiar modes of academic production. The act of critical reflection is therefore an essential part of our artistic research processes, where theory, expression, and other languages arise out of a myriad of mechanisms used to engage work.