Admission requirements, study schedule, study places and prices
We accept new students each semester (autumn and spring). Familiarity with art history and experience in drawing and/or painting is an advantage, but not a requirement. All knowledge necessary to study here, you will get here. No matter your level of experience, we make an effort to facilitate your entrance into the art discipline through guidance and supervision adjusted to you and your goals. As a small, independent art school, we have the freedom to establish a personal dialogue between students and teachers: at the beginning of the course we plan your study with your goals and resources in mind, taking into consideration the intention of the Academy for its students and whether you want to study full or part time. Having established this starting point, your process will be evaluated regularly by you and your teacher.
We are also able to assist you with counseling or academic knowledge to fulfill the admission requirements of other art or creative schools, such as Oslo School of Architecture and Design and Oslo National Academy of the Arts.
You are welcome to contact us for questions on studies and admission.
1: Fill out and send in the application form by e-mail or post. (Link to application form is coming, in the meantime use the contact form or send us an e-mail. Please call us if you have questions.)
2: We will contact you and schedule an information conversation by phone or at our facilities.
3: We send you a study contract for you to fill out and return in 2 copies, alternatively we fill out and sign the contract at our facilities.
4: We schedule potential practical details about the course start and welcome you as a student to an introductory study planning conversation.
A school year at Christiania Art Academy is never exactly like the last or next one, as the group and the students’ different programs and progress shape and influence the teaching. Still, the teaching happens according to the following schedule:
The school day lasts from 09:00 to 16:00 with lunch about 11:30.
Evening courses are from 16.45 to 22:00 Thuesday.
THROUGHOUT THE YEAR:
AUGUST – MAY: TEACHING DAYS, WEEKENDS AND EVENINGS
The teaching starts in the middle of August (week 35) and continues till the end of April, with three weeks Christmas break and two weeks Easter break. We do normally not take a break for the Autumn holidays nor between Christmas and Easter (the Winter holidays). The evening courses run from week 36 to 50 in autumn and from week 1 to 16 in spring.
MAY: SPECIALISATION AND ASSESSMENT OF STUDENT PORTFOLIO
In May the students have a specialisation month, during which they work individually with finishing their works and their personal portfolio. There is no class teaching, but rather individual supervision and feedback as needed as well as a running portfolio assessment.
June is a studio month, during which the students who whish to can work individually on their own works. There is no teaching or formal supervision/feedback.
JULY: SUMMER SCHOOL
The summer school is held in July with different courses and workshops in drawing and painting.
BEGINNING OF AUGUST: BREAK/STUDIO
In the first two weeks of August we are on a break and the students who wish to can work on their own works.
Full time students have the opportunity to work individually in the school studios 24/7 all year round, but must be aware that there will be different courses and events happening throughout the year that may affect the activity and sound level.
In addition, different academic and social events take place throughout the year, such as Wine & Croquis-nights, open seminars, gallery visits, Christmas party etc. These are announced as they are scheduled.
Study programs and prices:
Full time: NOK 48,000,-
A full time place is a combined study and studio place. Included in the price are also the Academy’s evening courses and half price on weekend courses. Full time students get their own key card, storing space and work space and can use the facilities 24/7 throughout the year for their work.
The main teaching takes place Mondays, group teaching on Tuesdays and individual supervision/feedback on Wednesdays. Teaching is from 10:00 – 14:30. Thursday and Friday are self-study days, with the Academy’s research fellows available for feedback.
PART TIME: NOK 38,000,-
Part time students get their own key card and storing space and can use the school studios for their own work on weekends and all of May and June. Included is also one evening course and half price on the sculpture and weekend courses.
The main teaching takes place Thursdays 09.00 – 13.00
PART TIME MINI: NOK 29,000,-
Part time students get their own key card and storing space and can use the school studios on weekends and all of May and June. Included is also one evening course and half price on the sculpture and weekend courses.
Teaching takes place one day a week, preferably Thursday.
YOU ARE WELCOME TO GET IN TOUGH FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE DIFFERENT STUDIES.