Wood and Metal - Art, Crafts and Design

Wood and Metal - Art, Crafts and Design

Wood and Metal: Art, Crafts and Design focuses on the development of students’ fundamental knowledge through their creative work.

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Study level
Exchange Programmes
Closing dates
Autumn: April 15
/ Spring: October 15
15 to 60 ECTS Bachelor level
Start up
Spring 2020

Why study Wood and Metal - Arts, crafts and design?

You will gain new experience, and use your creative skills in developing ideas, experimenting and implementing designs related to the two main materials, with wood being the principal material. The program will develop awareness of working with wood and metal, subject specific opportunities and values in which learning, culture and environment are key elements.

What you will learn

Wood and Metal 1 consists of the following courses:

  • Material, Equipment and Techniques
  • Design and Product Development
  • Art Expressions in Wood 
  • Metal and Architecture

Wood and Metal 2 includes:

  • Material, Equipment and Techniques 2
  • Design and Product Development 2
  • Art Expressions in Wood and Metal 2 and a

It may also include a Bachelor thesis if taken as a third year in a Bachelor program. Alternatively, a period when the student has the opportunity to look deeper into a chosen area of wood and metal. The study programs focus on utility objects and sculpture in wood and/or metal. The programs will provide a platform for professional development and encourage an awareness of the field’s potential and values with respect to the individual and society. 

T/M 1is an independent course which also qualifies the student for Wood and Metal 2.

The Wood and Metal 2 program, which is primarily intended as a subject specialization in the third year in the Bachelor’s degree programs. Subject Teacher: Education in the Arts and Visual Art & Design, or as the fourth year of Subject Teacher: Practical & Arts Subjects, may also be taken as an independent advanced program.

Admission requirements

The programme is open to international exchange students studying at one of USN's bilateral partner institutions. Exchange students must have completed at least 60 ECTS or equivalent within the relevant study field, and be officially nominated by their home university, to enrol.

Wood and Metal, Arts, Crafts and Design 1: Students must meet general admission requirements or apply for admission on the basis of prior experiential learning. Wood and Metal: Art Crafts and Design 1 may be included in a self-composed Bachelor’s study programme. The study programme builds on general admission requirements or prior experiential learning.

Wood and Metal, Arts, Crafts and Design 2: Arts, Craft and Design 1 or equivalent university college course within art, design and crafts. Suitable prior experiential learning may qualify for admission and will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The study programme can be taken as part of an independent advanced study programme.

Admission to the programme requires a good command of the English language, both spoken and written. An English proficiency equivalent to B2 (Cambridge) level is recommended.

More information about nomination and application procedures can be found here.

Study facts

Full time – Notodden

  • Teaching Language: Norwegian with tutoring in English.
  • Semesters: 2- Autumn and Spring
  • Application code: 4924
  • Charge No tuition. A fee of NOK 1800 per semester to cover material costs will apply.
  • Admission requirements Read prerequisite requirements


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