ph.d / Fellowship program for artistic research

On February 10th 2022, the board of NOKUT decided to approve the new ph.d program "Ph.d in Artistic Research in Film and related audiovisual art forms" at the Norwegian Film School at Innlandet University College.

The ph.d. program

The new PhD program at the Norwegian Film School is grounded in artistic practice and builds on the model from the school's Bachelor and Master programs. When the Ministry of Education and Research established the brand new ph.d. degree in artistic research in 2018, they described the focus on artistic practice as follows: "Art practice must be at the center of the ph.d. work. At the same time, art practice must be followed by explicit reflection which, when the project is presented, enable others to take part in the methods and the insight that the artistic research generates ".

The PhD programed was first approved by NOKUT on February 10th 2022, after an extensive application process that ended with a two-day visit on campus in Lillehammer and Oslo. On June 15th 2022, the board of HINN formally decided to establish the ph.d. program at the Norwegian Film School and on June 30th, the Ministry of Education and Research formally decided to establish the program. New ph.d. positions will be announced in Fall 2022.

The field of study for the program is "film and related audiovisual art forms" and it is open to both those who work in more traditional film disciplines and practitioners who explore new technologies and formats. The program will provide space for work in the film field’s specialized disciplines, such as directing and documentary directing, screenwriting, producing, cinematography, editing, sound, production design and VFX. In the near future, these subject areas will be prioritized, in order to balance several years of ph.d. announcements within VR and interactivity. The Film School wants continuity and exchange between traditional and new media, in order to further develop the possibilities for cinematic artistic expression.

The new ph.d. positions and the start of the program will be announced on our website, in our social media and in the Film School's newsletter, which you can sign up for here.

Research Fellows at The Norwegian Film School (DNF)

Currently we have nine candidates in different stages of the programme. They will be transferred to the PhD programme: