Norwegian Theatre Academy

Fredrikstad, Norway


Norwegian Theatre Academy offers a unique undergraduate education in theatre under the auspices of the University College of Østfold in Fredrikstad.

We welcome aspiring performing artists and scenographers who wish to explore the interaction between visual art and theatre, between theatre and society, and between theory and practice.

Through a program that emphasizes collaboration between our two degree programs – scenography and acting – we provide students with training that combines the skills, knowledge and methods from conceptual visual art with the skills, techniques and methods of classical and contempora­ry theatre. Particular focus is placed on physical theatre, devised performance, and multi-disciplinary work.

We offer students the chance to study with international guest artists and teachers in an intimate setting that allows close individual attention in both independent projects and directed productions. Our goals are to challenge students to think about performance and scenography in innovative ways, to help them develop their own artistic practice, and to prepare them to meet the professional demands of working with directors, choreographers, film-makers, composers, playwrights and other artists in both traditional and experimental genres. We are a meeting place for students and artists from around the world who are a vital part of creating tomorrow’s artistic expression.

Degree Courses Available Through English

BA in Acting
BA in Scenography

Overview of the Town or City

Fredrikstad, with a population of 71,000, is a historical, yet modern town 100 kilometres south of Oslo. The Old Town is one of Norway’s most popular tourist attractions. The Old Town is a dynamic quarter of the city. In addition to the historic buildings, you will find several small shops with designer goods, arts and crafts, furniture, food and curiosities. It is also home to many galleries and a number of cosy restaurants and cafés

No course fees for EU students.

Degree courses available through english: