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The Master Studies 2017 – 2019 to change its start date to 11 December 2017!


A new closing date for applications for all disciplines will be Monday 4 September, at 12:00 noon.


For applicants who have delivered their application, please tell if you wish to withdraw your application due to this delay. If not - the application will be retained.


Confirmation to be e-mailed to charlotte.midtbo@inn.no



The Norwegian Film School is located in Lillehammer, approximately 180 km north of Oslo.


The Master programme primarily takes place in Oslo at Filmens Hus ’The Film House’ in Dronningens gate 16.

Contact information:

Should you have any questions please contact:

Janicke Langvik Vibe, Coordinator


Jan Lindvik, Head of Education

Master of Fine Arts Degree in Filmmaking (MFA)

The Norwegian Film School is offering a unique Master of Fine Arts degree in nine key disciplines – Screenwriting, Directing Fiction, Directing Documentary, Producing, Cinematography, Sound Design, Editing, Production Design and Digital Visual Design.


The Master degree owes its significance to the experience and success built up by the school’s Bachelor courses.


The two-year course has its focus on artistic storytelling as seen from each of the key disciplines and thus emphasizes the importance of team work and the creative contributions of each team member to meet the objectives of the artistic ambitions.


Students will share their time between mandatory class modules, personal specialisation projects and acquiring credit in a key role in the final Master’s feature film, television drama production or documentary feature film.


The Master programme provides no general education or foundation courses in the various disciplines as the entry requirements imply a sound fundamental knowledge and practical professional experience in the chosen disciplines.


However, expert supervision and mentoring aimed at the individual students will be available throughout the work with the personal specialisation projects.


Only 2-3 students are admitted in each discipline. Applicants must have a bachelor degree or an equivalent international degree in filmmaking, and also one to two years’ practical experience within their profession. In exceptional cases an applicant may qualify based on professional experience. Applicants can only apply for a discipline in which they have education and experience.


The Master course charge no tuition fees, however, the School cannot offer any scholarships to cover living expenses. The course is organized as full-time and obtaining study credits require students' full participation.


The language of teaching and assessment is English. Adequate command of spoken and written English is required for admission.



Film production at NFS


The driving force behind NFS’ pedagogic and didactic approach is the belief that arts education is fundamentally about developing the competence of the individual artist’s artistic expression. In this context, learning is about the ability to apply skills and knowledge gained in an increasingly conscious and sophisticated way in the creation of the artistic work.


In addition, NFS programmes are informed by the fact that filmmaking is a collaborative process, where individuals working in different artistic disciplines must cooperate in order to realise a coherent artistic vision.


NFS works systematically to create and maintain a culture of trust in teaching and learning which enables the students to make and share the personal investment necessary to achieve artistic development and professional success at a high level.

Sist oppdatert: Emrys Gerritse 24.10.2016

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