Master's course - Oral Storytelling as Artistic Research

APPLICATION DEADLINE extended 15 May 2020

This is a pilot course on masterlevel (5 ECTS) organised as a collaboration between The Federation for European Storytelling (FEST) and OsloMet.

Oral storytelling as an art form is a growing field in the contemporary performing art scene. This course places emphasis on the student’s academic and artistic ability to reflect, discuss and perform oral storytelling in line with socially relevant challenges.


The course covers two main areas: oral storytelling as performative artform, artistic research and theory.

Oral storytelling as performative - and verbal artform
  • storytelling practice
  • advanced explorative training
  • organisation and management of process and production
Artistic research and Theory
  • artistic research methodology
  • performance theory


The course starts 14th of September with exams on 14th and 15th of October.

The three first weeks of the course will be organized as online tutoring and teaching with online material, individual and in groups. One week of the course is organised as workshops and seminars at campus starting on the 5th of October. I addition the exam/the performances will be arranged at OsloMet.

Duration: Four weeks


Passed a bachelor degree + oral storytelling experience.

With storytelling experience, we mean that the student has studied oral storytelling either in a formal or informal context like public or private studies and workshops; and that they have performed in public settings like schools, libraries, festivals and the like. The oral storytelling experience is documented through the bio (See below).


  • A 300 word biography, where he/she describes his/her storytelling experience: where did you study oral storytelling, with whom, what kind of performances have you made, where have you performed for what target group and which storytellers have you seen performing.
  • A project description of max 250 words. This includes: background of the project, artistic description of the project, the relevance of the project, the aims of the project and the target group (audience) of the project. The project will be the focus of the course.


FEST will give an artistic grant to 8 international students based on motivation letter and project description. This grant will cover 80% of the expenses concerning travel to and accommodation in Oslo during the course.


Contact: Mimesis Heidi Dahlsveen: