About Norwegian Theatre Academy

Norwegian Theatre Academy offers a research and study environment in performance, scenography and theatre in the expanded field. Students inquire into the intersections of art and society with internationally practicing guest artists and faculty. Values informing the education rely on listening, collaboration, staying with failure, re-imagining material relations, excavation and play.

  •  Tuition free, full time studies
  •  Teaching language is English
  •  Three-year BA and two-year MA programs
  •  Acting and Scenography work together in workshops and directed productions
  •  Students learn to develop and produce their own collaborative projects
  •  All programs have international exchange opportunities
  •  The international student body at NTA is linked to a growing network of practicing artists in the NTA alumni organization


Bachelor in Scenography

BA in Scenography explores and reveals the interdependence of architecture and theatre. Students practice spatial dialogue within the city, the stage, on screen or in nature. They test and reflect upon ways to activate the senses within society.

Bachelor in Acting

BA in Acting explores contemporary acting practices emerging from daily embodied encounters with space. Actor training emphasizes the resonance of the vocal, choreographic and relational 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.

Master in Scenography

MA in Scenography is a two-year full time study. Students acquire the ability to work independently as artists researching, developing and implementing artistic and architectural projects in the wide field of scenography, collectively as well as individually. The program is based on experiential artistic laboratories, productions, theory and methods, concluding in a master project. Graduates develop an advanced knowledge of the extended field of scenography: in performing arts, in museum and exhibition design, design for film and video production, as well as in art for urban and other public spaces.

Master in Performance

MA in Performance is a two-year full time study, for those with a developed artistic practice from any art field, wishing to expand their approach into and as performance. Research with guest artists and faculty in interdisciplinary composition, materiality and new dramaturgies enhance the development of students’ own methods and relations to theory, expanding contested perspectives on what performance is and can do. Students develop ethical reflection within practical master projects, contextualizing their methods and work in the expanded field internationally.