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PROSJEKTSKOLEN is an art school situated in Oslo. It was founded in 2005 by Vilde von Krogh – originally with a 1-year curriculum – as an alternative foundation year. It became a 2-year education in 2013. The main focus is on three dimensional contemporary art, a field which incorporate, but does not exclusively consist of; installation, sculpture, performance, sound art, video, theatre, scenography, costume and land art. The school is run by active contemporary artists and offers a wide range of guest teachers and lecturers.

Prosjektskolen is the most successful school in Norway in getting students admitted to higher education within the fields of art, media and architecture.

Contact us on post@prosjektskolen.no for more information or click here to apply (Norwegian) or submit your application through this PDF-form (English) by filling it out and sending it to post@prosjektskolen.no.

– The Prosjektskolen ideology
– About Kamikaze-mondays
– European and international applicants

THE PROSJEKTSKOLEN IDEOLOGY

 

Knowledge is not static and does not necessarily imply truth.

Knowledge is mercurial and mutable, and always centred on experience and context.

Knowledge is not necessarily about finding a definitive answer, rather it should instigate a path of open inquiry.

Knowledge is acquired through the exchange of ideas and experiences from past to present from society to individual.

Based on such a mindset, the best form of learning should take the shape of a conversation instead of a hierarchical situation where the pedagogue simply hands over so-called facts to the recipient. Our goal is to create a space for a bona fide discussion rather than a one-way communication in established forms.
We strive to be a “laboratorium”, not an auditorium.

Art derives from several areas of knowledge, including history, theory and philosophy. But the driving force of art is the physical manifestation of the creative imagination, boundless and free from rigid definitions.

The creative process can be based in theory, as an illustrator of ideas and conveyor of opinions. However, the creative process can also be exempted from having a predetermined meaning and be meaningful in itself, e.g. like an expression of something less concrete and intangible, like an uncanny sensation.

One method is not better or worse than the other, and they do not necessarily have to be in opposition. Often there there can be a combination of different approaches, where some parts of the process are planned and directed, while others are spontaneous and unpredictable.

Our task is to guide the group and the individual as openly as possible into the world of opportunities, presenting a range of methods, practical as well as theoretical, while giving out as many keys as we can find, trying to get rid of the fear we all have in order to go out into the unknown. Courage is to challenge your own safety, and in this unbound state, anyone might stumble across significant aspects of oneself. It is often where we fail, we find – also in art.

We do not wish to be an educational institution where already acquired knowledge and abilities of the individual is superficially polished, but to create a space for trial and error.

Playfulness and seriousness are two sides of the same thing.

Vilde von Krogh,
Headmaster – Prosjektskolen (The Project School)
Oslo 2013 

ABOUT KAMIKAZE-MONDAYS

Every Monday at Prosjektskolen is dedicated to KAMIKAZE, a year long lecturing marathon where we plunge through time, place and space.  It was originally conceived by artists and teachers Sebastian Makonnen Kjølaas, Siri Hjorth, Vilde von Krogh, Kjersti Vetterstad,  Anders Dahl Monsen, Mikael Brcik and Michael Hare.

We examine the role of art as an integral part of society. From the dawn of man to a proleptic eye towards the future. We discuss the nature of art, not only historically, but also disparate contemporary definitions. With a comparative approach, we focus on etymology and art history’s often anachronistic condition, while exploring the boundaries of artistic production, philosophical perspectives and art theory.

A vital part of KAMIKAZE is a peculiar form of Costume Croquis. Two hours a month, the lecturers (or gesticulators) personify different epochs of art history with tailormade costumes by Siri Hjorth, while students draw them in different positions.

In class, we discuss how the artist, the gallery and the spectator have changed over time, how new expressions are in tension with old traditions, how artists consistently shatters definitions and challenges their role in the world – and finally, how we as humans, represent «reality.»

APPLICANTS FROM EU/EEA:

We can accept applications from students within the EU/EAA area in accordance with UDI‘s regulations,

IMPORTANT: Though some of our lectures and courses are presented in English – most our teaching is done in Norwegian. All our staff and teachers speak English.

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS (OUTSIDE EU/EEA):

Unfortunately, Prosjektskolen does not meet UDI’s (The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration) requirements for education of citizens outside of the EU / EEA. The school is registered as a secondary upper school and we don’t meet UDIR’s following requirements relating to the education. You can find the current regulations at www.UDI.no.

Requirements/exceptions for students outside the EU/EEA:

Please note: These rules are set by the government, not us.

Requirements of the student

  • You must pay an application fee.
  • You must have been admitted to an upper secondary school.
  • You must have enough money to live on.
  • You must have somewhere to live.
  • The circumstances in your home country must indicate that it is likely that you can return home when you have completed school.

Requirements relating to the education

The education must meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • You have received an offer of admission to a Norwegian school through an exchange partnership with a county or a non-profit organization
  • You are going to attend an IB (International Baccalaureate) study programme
  • You are going to attend either the Norwegian College of Elite Sport, Barrat Due Institute of Music, or the Bårdar Academy

Exceptions: If you hold a residence permit in another Nordic country, no requirements apply to the school. If you are a Russian national living in the Barents region, you can get a residence permit for studies at a general studies program.

Rights and obligations for applicants who are granted a study permit

  • If you are granted a study permit, you are automatically also granted permission to work part-time for up to 20 hours per week in addition to your studies and full-time during holidays.
  • You cannot apply for a permanent residence permit in Norway immediately after having held a study permit.