– I think online studies work well if you want them to, says Assa Ágústsdóttir.

Assa Ágústsdóttir (22) is studying Graphic Design at Noroff Online Studies.

– I have always been creative. Since I was a little girl I have always loved drawing, painting and doing my own creations. But I have never had the courage to do something with it, until now, Assa says.

Graphic Design is a practical education where students learn to work creatively with visual communication.

– I spent a lot time searching for schools in Norway and Iceland – both online studies and on-campus. After discovering Graphic Design at Noroff – School of Technology and Digital Media, I found it interesting and decided to apply.

I have always been creative.Assa Ágústsdóttir

– When I got in, I had no idea what I was getting myself into, but I was very excited. I didn't know I could learn something like this, and the idea of creating visual projects seemed really interesting to me.

– How do you like the study program?

– It’s challenging, yet fun. Time sure goes by fast. I'm starting my second semester now and we are getting more complicated projects. But challenging yourself is important, she says.

– The online tutors are helpful and they almost always have good answers to everything. No one are simply told to figure things out on their own.

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– Iceland is beautiful

Assa comes from a small town in Iceland called Hvolsvöllur.

– I love my country, even with all the bad weather. We hardly get summer but it can on a very lucky day go to 20 degrees celcius. The nature is beautiful. In the summer we have green grass, black sand and many waterfalls. But Iceland is also beautiful in the wintertime, she says.

She now lives in Tønsberg, the oldest town in Norway.

– I like Norway very much. It is very convenient for me to learn the language because in Iceland we learn Danish in school. Somehow Norwegian feels like Icelandic and Danish put together. I understand a lot, but I have a harder time talking.

Challenging yourself is important.Assa Ágústsdóttir

– Can you describe a normal day working with your online studies?

– It’s very different how each day plays out. I'm able to study less when I have trainings, and more when I don't have trainings. I like studying late and sometimes it’s night time when I finish.

– I try to get up early, but it doesn't always happen, I admit.

– Would you recommend online studies to others?

– I would recommend online studies to those that are capable of being on their own. You need to be able to control yourself and follow a schedule. I have always managed to deliver my projects on time.

– I think online studies work well if you want them to. It all relies on the student and his or her self discipline.

– I would be lying if I said I never doubt myself, but I think that’s a part of every learning process, Assa says.


Online study programs at Noroff – School of Technology and Digital Media

All listed online programs are taught in English.

Bachelor in Cyber Security - study online

Bachelor in Cyber Security

This IT bachelor program teaches you to secure digital systems from cyber attacks, cyber crime and digital warfare. The program enables you to reduce digital vulnerability and work practically with IT security.

  3 years
  Kristiansand
  Available online
  Bachelor's Degree upon completion
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Bachelor in applied data science - study online

Bachelor in Applied Data Science

IT education focusing on the growing global need for big data analytics. Applied Data Science teaches you scientific methods for working with data in a practical and relevant way.

  3 years
  Kristiansand
  Available online
  Bachelor's Degree upon completion
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Front-end-development study program in Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger and Kristiansand and online
 

Front-end Development

Front-end Development is the technology education where visual design meets coding, web and UX design. The great need for front-end developers gives great career opportunities after graduation.

  2 years
  Oslo, Bergen
  Available online
  Vocaitional School Diploma upon completion
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Bachelor of Digital Forensics - study program

Bachelor in Digital Forensics

IT education focusing on computer security and investigation of digital crime. The program prepares you for a career within digital security and forensics for law enforcement and other organizations in need of digital security.

  3 years
  Kristiansand
  Available online
  Bachelor's Degree upon completion
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Digital Prototyping

Digital Prototyping

The products of tomorrow are manufactured and tested digitally. Get ready for a career in the process and manufacturing industry with a leading-edge education that teaches you to design physical products using 3D printing.

  2 years
  Available online
  Vocaitional School Diploma upon completion
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Bachelor of Interactive Media - animation

Bachelor in Interactive Media - Animation

Work creatively with technology. This education teaches you to design and animate digital models and characters for movies, games and virtual reality across industries.

  3 years
  Kristiansand
  Available online
  Bachelor's Degree upon completion
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Bachelor interactive media, games, university college

Bachelor in Interactive Media - Games

Work creatively with technology. The education teaches you to design and develop interactive content for games and virtual reality across industries.

  3 years
  Kristiansand
  Available online
  Bachelor's Degree upon completion
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Network and IT Security, vocational study

Network and IT Security

Practical IT education that teaches you to prevent hacking and computer crime. The growing need for IT security competence provides great job opportunities after graduation.

  2 years
  Oslo, Bergen, Kristiansand, Stavanger
  Available online
  Vocaitional School Diploma upon completion
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Digital Marketing study program in English

Digital Marketing

Build a career as a digital marketer and create results with digital advertising, search engine optimization, privacy and analytics. This education focuses on strategic and targeted online marketing and social media.

  1 year
  Oslo
  Available online
  Vocaitional School Diploma upon completion
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VFX - visuelle effekter, utdanning

VFX - Visual Effects

Work with spectacular visual effects in movies, games and virtual reality. This education prepares you for a career in digital media across industries.

  2 years
  Available online
  Vocaitional School Diploma upon completion
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Graphic Design study programs in Norway
 

Graphic Design

Practical design education where students learn to work creatively with visual communication. Become a graphic designer and work with strategic design, illustration, photography, web design and animation.

  2 years (or 1 year)
  Oslo, Stavanger, Kristiansand
  Available online
  Vocaitional School Diploma upon completion
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Network and System Administration

Network and System Administration

Practical IT education that teaches you network and system management. The program is centered around Microsoft and Unix-based technologies, and infrastructure for network and server management focusing on IT security.

  1 year
  Oslo, Bergen, Kristiansand, Stavanger
  Available online
  Vocaitional School Diploma upon completion
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3D design and animation study progam

3D Design and Animation

Become a 3D designer and create photo-realistic visualizations, environments and animations. Learn to give life to games and movies, and create 3D images of products and constructions for multiple industries.

  1 year
  Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger
  Available online
  Vocaitional School Diploma upon completion
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3D game design study program

3D Game Design

Become a 3D game designer and learn to develop creative and interactive game content and gamification for multiple industries. The study program provides unique insight into development processes, from idea to launch-ready products.

  2 years
  Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger
  Available online
  Vocaitional School Diploma upon completion
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3D film production, vocational school

3D Film Production

Learn to produce animated 3D films, environments and characters from idea to finished movie. This education prepares you to work with 3D content for movies, web, advertising, marketing and virtual reality.

  2 years
  Available online
  Vocaitional School Diploma upon completion
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