Bergen School of Architecture - Bergen Arkitekt Skole
English language section of Bergen School of Architecture
Type of Higher Education Institution: University
Located in Bergen Norway, the Bergen School of Architecture offers a specialized master degree course in architecture and visual structure. The program lasts for twenty months and begins on the first of every April. The course and its attending exam are both recognized by the Norwegian Government and the EU Commission.
The course is divided into five terms, three of which are devoted to core studies. The remaining two terms can either be used for thesis work or for pursuing supplementary subjects at the Bergen School of Architecture. Prospective students are expected to have a professional degree in architecture. Along with their application, they must provide site experience as well as their professional background. Students will be chosen for the program by an international team of teachers.
Accommodation is also available at the Bergen School of Architecture. Scholarships are offered for eligible students via a number of private companies. The course is broken down into theoretical training in master classes, workshops and fieldwork in both the countryside and the city. The course is mainly concerned with visual training with emphasis being placed on the Open Form. Students will learn how to create the backdrop for the societies of the future, keeping in mind the role of human beings. Questions of housing and common space will also be explored. The focal point of the course is the human being as a subject- this always comes before the creation of the object.