Filmproduksjon på Noroff

Higher Professional Degree

Film Production

Study On Campus in Norway

This programme provides practical skills training for those wishing to work in the film industry. During the degree, you will work on student productions and receive comprehensive training on the equipment used in today's film industry.

Oslo, Bergen

12 August 2024

2 years full time

NOK 62.000,- per semester
NOK 1.900,- registration fee

State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen)

Why Study Film Production?

This curriculum is designed for individuals who aspire to become directors, screenwriters, producers, or work in roles such as cinematography, editing, or sound design. The demand for experts in film production is increasing, partly due to streaming services producing more series and films than ever before. According to the Norwegian Film Association, Noroff's film students are highly recognized in the industry. According to the Norwegian Film Association, Noroff graduates are highly respected in the film industry. Former students have contributed to major national and international film and TV productions.

The Noroff program is unique in Scandinavia because students work on the largest number of productions during their studies. The program provides comprehensive training in filmmaking, specialization in various film roles, and an introduction to creative storytelling. The program aims to prepare students for the film industry by providing practical experience.

The instructors have extensive experience in both Norwegian and international film and TV production, and possess a vast network in the industry. This ensures that students receive instruction from educators with current knowledge and expertise. Captivating guest lecturers from various domains within the film industry are also hosted.

Career Opportunities

Former students have worked on major film and TV productions, commercials, music videos, and commissioned films. Some have started their own production companies. Upon completion of the Film Production programme, you can pursue roles such as:

  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Cinematographer
  • Sound Technician
  • Editor
Simon Nilsen

Simon won Best Short Film award at film festival in New York

Programme information

The program starts with an in-depth exploration of technical workflows. This includes recording and post-production processes. You will learn fundamental aspects such as camera techniques, basic storytelling principles, and proficiency in editing software. After the foundational phase, the production process is examined in detail. This highlights the various roles within the filmmaking realm and emphasizes the collaborative dynamics that are indispensable for successful film production. The curriculum emphasizes practical application, allowing participants to gain hands-on experience by functioning as a cohesive film team engaged in the creation of films across various genres.

In the second year of the program, students focus on their preferred specialization, selecting from three distinct options:

  1. Manuscript - Direction - Producer
  2. Photo - Light
  3. Editing - Sound

While the majority of instruction is delivered in a shared format, the program also integrates subject-specific lectures and workshops tailored to each specialisation. Second-year participants have the chance to create a variety of projects, such as episodic films, fiction films, commercials, music videos, commissioned films, and self-selected art films. During the program, students collaborate across disciplines with peers from sound and music production. This facilitates joint efforts in sound design and film music. The interdisciplinary approach equips participants with a holistic skill set, preparing them for a seamless transition into professional careers within the film industry.


  • Fundamentals of filmmaking
  • Avant-garde filmmaking
  • Fictional storytelling
  • Documentary storytelling
  • Creative storytelling and production
  • Portfolio


  • Crew Specialization - director and producer
  • Crew Specialization - camera and lighting
  • Crew Specialization - image and sound editor
  • Advanced storytelling
  • Artistic research project 1
  • Promotional filmmaking
  • Graduation project
  • Artistic research project 2
School: Noroff Higher Vocational College (Noroff Fagskole)
Application deadline: Continuous admission. Applications are processed in the order they are submitted.
Language of instruction: Norwegian/English
Accreditations: Approved for loans and grants from the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen). Accredited by NOKUT.
Degree: Higher Professional Degree
Credits: 120 ECVET

Hardware and software

You are recommended to have:

  • A good set of wired headphones for sound mixing (not Bluetooth).
  • A portable hard disk with a minimum of 2TB.
  • A USB stick with 64GB capacity.

Noroff has ongoing admissions, and applications are processed in the order they are received. The earlier you apply, the earlier you can secure a study place.

To qualify for the program, you must have general study competence or vocational education with a professional certificate. It is also possible to apply based on recognized prior learning.

For international students, depending upon which country you have received your education from, the requirements will differ. Please use this website where you can find the specific requirements for your country at the bottom of the page.

You can read more about admission requirements here.

All our study programs are approved for loans and grants from the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen). You can apply to the Loan Fund for basic support (loan and grant; NOK 137,907) and tuition fees (NOK 74,366).

As an adult student, you can receive loans and grants from the State Educational Loan Fund. This also applies if you work while studying.

As a main rule, you must be a Norwegian citizen to receive support from the Norwegian State Educational Fund. However, foreign citizens may also be entitled to financial support. Check here to see if you are eligible.

You can read more about payment, loans, and grants here. 

Bachelor's Degree Abroad

After studying Film Production for two years, you have the option to spend a third year at one of our partner schools abroad and earn a bachelor's degree. You can choose between Deakin University in Australia and BIMM Institute or Solent University in England. At Solent University, you can also pursue a master's degree in film and TV production after completing your bachelor's.

Bachelor's Degree Abroad
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