Volda University College

Joplassvegen 11, 6103 Volda, Norway

Volda University College(Høgskolen i Volda) is located in a small town of Volda in Møre og Romsdal county on the west coast of Norway. It was established on 1 August 1994, when the Møre og Romsdal regional college and the Volda Teachers College were merged.

  • 3,000+
    Total Students
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Overview

Volda University College has long and proud traditions of higher education dating back to its foundation as a teachers’ training college established in 1895, now expanded to 4 faculties, 5 Master's Programmes, more than 30 undergraduate study programmes, and about 300 study courses offered.

Today Volda University College offers study programmes and courses in a wide variety of academic fields, administered by the Faculty of Humanities and Education, the Faculty of Social Sciences & History, the Faculty of Art and Physical Education and the Faculty of Media & Journalism.

University is widely renowned for its outstanding academic studies in animation, broadcast journalism and documentary film production.

There are several student residences in Volda, all within walking distance to the campus and service facilities. Each student residence offers furnished individual rooms with a telephone, cable TV access and free Internet access. 1-3 share the bathroom, 2-7 share the kitchen facilities. Hot meals and snacks can also be purchased on campus.

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Programs / Degrees at Volda University College

FACULTY OF HUMANITIES AND EDUCATION

  • Grammar and lexicology (15 ects)
  • Literature and culture after 1900 (15 ects)
  • Sociolinguistics (15 ects)
  • Reading Norway (15 ects)
  • Norwegian language, civilization and academic life - an introduction (5 ects)
  • Phonetics and varieties of English (15 ECTS)
  • Literature and culture before 1900 (15 ECTS)
  • British and American comedy (15 ECTS)
  • Religion in Norway - past and present (15 ECTS)
  • Norwegian language, civilization and academic life - an introduction (5 ECTS)
  • Norwegian language and civilization for international students II (30 ECTS)

FACULTY OF ARTS AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION

  • Visual communication (15 ECTS)
  • Adaptation and script writing (15 ECTS)
  • From Ibsen to Fosse (15 ECTS)
  • Creative commercial photography (15 ECTS)
  • Advanced media production (15 ECTS)
  • Intuitive composition / Improvisation and music philosophy (15 ECTS)

FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HISTORY

  • Regional development in the European Union (10 ECTS)
  • The EU and regional development: Theories and practice (15 ECTS)
  • Internship with project report (15 ECTS)
  • Internship with project report (30 ECTS)

FACULTY OF MEDIA AND JOURNALISM

  • Animation 3: 3D-animation; stop-motion and CGI (15 ECTS)
  • Animation 1: Basics of animation - 2D/cartoons (15 ECTS)
  • Figure drawing 1 (10 ECTS)
  • Documentary photography (15 ECTS)
  • Animation production (15 ECTS)
  • Photo for media (15 ECTS)
  • Introduction to film history (5 ECTS)
  • Strategic design (15 ECTS)
  • Media concept development and pre-production (15 ECTS)
  • Web front-end design (15 ECTS)
  • Storytelling, representations and rhetorics (15 ECTS) - Master's level
  • Media, professions and society (15 ECTS) - Master's level
  • Outdoor media production (15 ECTS)
  • Animation 4 - production/specializing 1 (15 ECTS)
  • Animation 4 - production/specializing 2 (15 ECTS)
  • Figure drawing 2 (10 ECTS)
  • Introduction to film history (5 ECTS)
  • Photo for media (15 ECTS)
  • The media and the Second Cold War 1975-1990 (15 ECTS)
  • Editorial design (15 ECTS)
  • Web documentary (15 ECTS)
  • The media and the second Cold War 1975-1990 (15 ECTS) - Master's level
  • Documentary photography (30 ECTS) - Master's level
  • Documentary film theory and analysis (15 ECTS) - Master's level
  • Web documentary (15 ECTS) - Master's level
  • Risk communication and issue management (15 ECTS) - Master's level

Academic Life

  • Semesters
    Academic calendar

Student Life

  • 201-500
    Employees
  • Rural
    Campus setting
  • Public
    Control type
  • Non-Profit
    Entity
  • Religious affiliation
    None

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