Department of Norwegian Folk Culture is at Rauland in the borough of Vinje and has national responsibility for higher education in folk culture.
Rauland is an active village environment with rich and active cultural traditions, and a number of famous artists have lived and worked here. Rauland is also distinguished by the beautiful scenery, which you as a student can enjoy.
The department is housed in modern and functional buildings with state of the art equipment for wood-, metal-, and textile work. The Norwegian Folk Music department has practice- and theory rooms, as well as a recording studio.
The teachers are specialists in their fields, both as performers and teachers. In addition the programme has connections with traditional scholars from various fields.
The students come from all over the country, and we have a large number of students from abroad.
The extensive national and international cooperation results in an exciting study environment that you as a student become a part of, both through events in Rauland and the fact that students and teachers take part in festivals, concerts and exhibitions elsewhere.
Public transportation from Rauland to Oslo and Bergen is good, with buses leaving four times per day.