Bilder Nordic School of Photography is located in Oslo, Norway. The school offers an extensive two-year educational programme preparing the photographers for the new world where media productions and stills are equally important. The school also offers a one semester Introduction to Photography, public seminars and workshops for professional photographers.
The school's vision is to educate talented and successful photographers with a strong voice, solid craftsmanship and ability to utilize new media and social networks as efficient communicators and as part of their business strategy.
Bilder Nordic School of Photography was established in Oslo in 2005 by Anthon B. Nilsen Education (ABNU), one of the largest providers of education in Scandinavia. The school offers a two-year full time programme in photography, a one semester intensive introductory course to photography, as well as public seminars and high-end workshops.
Bilder Nordic School of Photography strives to offer a modern and innovative approach to photography. The aim is to be a school that challenges the traditional photographic format, by focusing on three core vaules: Photography, Communication and New Media. The school believes that the modern photographer is both capable of producing high quality images, as well as understanding the importance of new productions and viral marketing.
The two year programme provides a comprehensive education in photography. The first year is dedicated to teaching the students basic elements of photography, in addition to skills within storytelling and mass communication.
The second year is based on projects, with an emphasis on the development of each student's photographic voice through mentoring projects and inspirational guest tutors. With a focus on projects rather than genres, the school aims to prepare its students for an industry that is rapidly changing.
Today, more than 50 professional photographers, editors and communicators are involved in the educational programme at Bilder Nordic School of Photography. Every semester international guests visit to teach and inspire our students, among others Brian Storm, Arno Minkkinen, Tim Walker, Ron Haviv, William Ropp, Cheryl Newman and Stephanie Sinclair.
In 2009 a sister school was established in Stockholm, Sweden, in collaboration with Berghs School of Communication. The school is now looking at Denmark and Finland, and working on fulfilling the aspiration to create a photographic community across the Nordic borders.