Westerdals ACT

About Westerdals Oslo School of Arts Communication and Technology

Westerdals Oslo School of Arts, Communication and Technology (Westerdals Oslo ACT) is a unique and innovative university college for students who want to work within the fields of arts, communication and technology.

In July 2014, the three university colleges Westerdals, NISS (Nordic Institute of Stage and Studio), and NITH (The Norwegian School of Information Technology) merged into Westerdals – Oslo School of Arts, Communication and Technology.

Because of its unique interdisciplinary opportunities and close working relationship with the relevant businesses, Westerdals Oslo ACT is regarded as one of the most exciting university colleges on the European educational arena right now.

Teaching philosophy

At Westerdals Oslo ACT, our teaching philosophy is a combination of practical assignments, lectures, seminars and guided projects. Students work individually and in groups, and in teams across educational programmes.

By collaborating on interdisciplinary projects, students from different programmes have ample opportunity to network and prepare for a professional career. Guest lecturers from Norway and abroad contribute inspiration and further insight into the various industries. We believe that the future of communication is in the interaction of artistic and creative solutions and technology, and we provide our students with a head start into this new reality.

Our teaching principles and philosophy rest on keeping a close relationship to our students by admitting a limited number of students and by offering tuition individually and in smaller groups – as well as keeping a close relationship to the industry and professional scene by extensive use of guest lecturers and real-life assignments from the business.

Westerdals Oslo ACT is a reference point for the relevant academic and research communities and the media, and a place where new and innovative contexts are created.

Anthon B Nilsen Education

With a total of 1700 students and around 150 employees, Westerdals Oslo ACT is located in central Oslo, close to the culture and business scenes.

The school is part of Anthon B Nilsen Education AS which is one of Scandinavia’s largest private providers of education and professional training.

Find out more about Anthon B Nilsen Education here.

Westerdals Oslo ACT holds the ERASMUS+ Charter for Higher Education.