The Nordic Sound Art programme

Nordic Sound Art, Joint Study Programme is a Nordic collaboration established within the KUNO network. The study programme is a collaboration between the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art, Finnish Academy of Fine Art, Bergen National Academy of the Arts, Dept of Fine Art, Tromsø Academy of Fine Art,  and Umeå Academy of Fine Art. The ambition is to create a study programme that will provide the student with the necessary knowledge and professional competence to create and analyse sound art. Further it is the aim of the program to enable the student critically and independently to make use of the sonic dimension in the visual arts.

The study programme is (from fall 2014 – ) a one-year programme. It is arranged as a series of intensive courses or workshops. One course-module of the programme will typically have 1-2 weeks duration. The individual course-module will take place in one of the 4 participating art academies (one course will be located in Copenhagen, another in Bergen etc.) The student will stay at the art academy during the time of the course.
The Nordic Sound Art, Joint Study Programme is now in its second phase. There are currently 8 students associated to the programme from 4 different Nordic Art academies.

Evaluation report

An extensive evaluation of the first cycle of the programme was done by Karen Vedel in 2009.
It can be read in PDF format here.

Coordinator & Study Board

The programme coordinator is composer / sound artist Jonas Olesen.
The Study Board consists of a representative from each participating academy.
The board members are:

Micael Norberg
Brandon Labelle
Caspar Stracke
Nicolas Siepen
Jonas Olesen

How to apply

To apply to the programme you must be enrolled at one of the participating academies, and be on your second BA year, or first year of your MA.

The next cycle of the programme begins in october 2014.
Details on the the next deadline and further information on how to apply will be posted on this website.


The NSA logo can be downloaded in high resolution here


Travel and accomodation is covered by KUNO and the participating academies.