The NTA seeks students that:

 

  • want to develop their individual artistic profile
  • want to explore the interaction between theatre and society, and theory and practice
  • want to be challenged in experimental theatre
  • wish to explore methods from visual art, theatre, dance and architecture
  • wish to devise and perform independent productions, - and collaborative projects
  • wish to study in an international environment

Who can apply?

The Norwegian Theatre Academy is exempted from the standard Norwegian university entrance requirements. Separate guidelines have been prepared for entrance proce­dures. The criterion for acceptance is artistic talent, and this is assessed in artistic entrance auditions. Anyone can apply to take the entrance audition. Because of the international profile of the academy there are no requirements for Norwegian language skills. It is, however, expected that non-Scandinavian students acquire an understanding of Norwegian during their course of studies.

Are you applying from abroad?

At the following links you will find useful information:

Study in Norway
How do I apply for a residence permit for students?


About the entrance examination for the BA Scenography programme:

All applicants myst apply online through Søknadsweb. This service is not open now.
The first examination consists of two assignments set in the application form. Documentation connected to the first task must be uploaded on Søknadsweb.

The jury consists of the Artistic Direction of the Academy, representatives from the teaching staff of the Academy and the external Scenography profession. The external Scenographer does not participate during the initial selection of submitted material.
The professional judgement of the jury is final and cannot be overruled.

On the basis of the submitted material, the jury selects a group who will progress to the second examination at the Academy. The basis for selection is the candidates’ design abilities and the commitment they show in relation to the assignment.The second part of the artistic entrance examination is organised as a workshop held at the Academy, at which applicants are given various assignments which are completed in the form of models and drawings. The examination reveals the ability to expressan idea clearly and comprehensively in a visual language. We are looking for articulate applicants with an open mind.


About the entrance examination for the BA Acting programme:

All applicants myst apply online through Søknadsweb. This service is not open now.
The first audition consists of the applicant choosing one of two assignments and preparing a three-minute presentation. Applicants are given a time and date for making their presentation to the jury.

The jury consists of the Artistic Direction of the Academy, representatives from the teaching staff of the Academy and the external theatre profession. The professional judge­ment of the jury is final and cannot be overruled.

The initial presentation is followed by a brief interview about the work. The presentation and interview will last a total of ten minutes maximum.

On the basis of the first audition the jury selects a number of applicants who will be given an opportunity to proceed to a second audition. In the first audition the emphasis is on stage presence, compositional abilities and the applicant’s consciousness of his/her own work process.

The second part of the audition consists of a one-day programme, comprising individual exercises, group exercises, body and voice tests and tests of the applicant’s ability to cooperate, to act and interact under the direction of members of the jury. Emphasis is placed on the flexibility and preci­sion of voice and body and the applicant’s ability to tackle concrete assignments in a creative and collaborative manner.

The third audition consists of a new one-day programme, in which the testing continues and is expanded to include specially adapted exercises composed by the jury after having assessed the candidates’ abilities in the first two auditions. The demands made of applicants are more stringent than in the first and second auditions, and applicants’ ability to take direction and instruction is assessed.

For questions regarding the admission process email:  studier-fred@hiof.no