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Drama and Theatre Communication - Storytelling

Storytelling focuses on the development of artistic and pedagogical professionalism in the art of storytelling. The students shall investigate the possibilities to use oral expression as communication tool in primary and secondary school education.

Aims and contents

The students are expected to develop practical skills as well as theoretical knowledge of the subject.

More about aims and contents.

The student shall

  • be able to prepare oral presentations based on a given material such as imagination, life story, oral tradition and / or recorded tale, to be performed in primary and lower secondary school and other public arenas
  • identify needs which can be met by the use of oral storytelling
  • use dramaturgy in the preparation of a storytelling programme aimed at primary and lower secondary schools and other institutions
  • be able to instruct children and young people in storytelling and other oral performing
  • be able to work independently and production-oriented

Main topics

Practical training of storytelling techniques, Presentation and Theory.



Application deadline

  • Autumn semester: 15 April.

Admission requirements

One year of study (60 ECTS credits) in Drama and Theatre Communication 1, plus one semester of study (30 ECTS credits) in Dramaturgy.

Other equivalent drama education at college or university level may also be accepted.


Drama and Theatre Communication – Storytelling

Art, Design and Drama
Autumn 30 1 semester Pilestredet, Oslo Norwegian and English Students on an exchange programme (e.g. Erasmus+) are exempt from paying the semester fee.

More about the programme

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Contact us

Academic coordinator: Heidi Dahlsveen

Administrative coordinator: Hanna Schjerva Eide

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