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"Photography is not about photography - it's about everything else..." - Anders Petersen

In Analog Photography, you will gain a deeper understanding of photography, light, and the magic of the darkroom. Here you will meet new people and environments, with the camera as your tool.

At Fana Folkehøgskule, you can immerse yourself in analog black and white photography and darkroom printing.

Student-centered learning

The teaching alternates between theoretical introduction and inspiration, practical training in equipment use, and project work leading up to exhibitions.

The school is located in Bergen, and the city has a vibrant film and photo community with many galleries, photo shops, and opportunities for street photography.

Two study trips

We go on study trips to get inspiration and enrichment.

In the spring semester, we travel to Rome. The trip has an educational program focused on photography, but there is also time to explore the city on your own.

In the fall, we go on a shorter trip within Norway.

High-quality teaching

We place great emphasis on professional competence among our own teachers and guest lecturers.

You will receive individual guidance and learn both new techniques and photographic craftsmanship.

Workshops and seminars

Darkroom printing and development

Mandatory: Yes

Price: Included in course price

Duration: 7 dager

Meals included per day: 2

The photography class is traveling to Rome to study the great masters; the paintings – the sculptures – the Sistine Chapel – the Trevi Fountain – the Pantheon – the Colosseum – the food – the culture – the people.

Rome is a compact and vibrant city, a mixture of the modern and the historical – with most things within walking distance!

The study trip combines an academic program with the freedom to experience the city on your own.

Rome is one of Europe's most exciting cities to visit for anyone interested in photography, art, culture, and history.

Here you can experience both European city life, exciting history, and a diverse and vibrant cultural life.

Photography in Rome

On the trip, the students work on photo assignments. The films are developed and worked on further when we get home. Perhaps it will result in an exhibition?

The students also always carry their cameras with them when walking around the city. You never know when "the decisive moment" – the perfect moment – will appear.

Rome in the Spring

Rome is a city that has it all: a unique and exciting history, attractive city life, culture, galleries, and not least, good motifs no matter which direction you point your camera.

We visit places such as the Trevi Fountain, the Colosseum, the Vatican City, L'antica Pizzeria da Michele, the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon, and many more."



Bli-kjent-tur til Voss

Mandatory: Yes

Price: Included in course price

Duration: 2-3 dager

We're going to Voss to experience the nature of the west coast and get to know each other better.

During the start of the school year, the entire school travels to Voss. There, we stay at the Voss hostel and spend our days doing various activities to get to know each other better.

Some of the activities include:

  • Volleyball Games and competitions
  • Quiz
  • Easy hiking

"Blåtur" in Western Norway

Mandatory: Yes

Price: Included in course price

Duration: 2 dager

Towards the end of the school year, we go on a joint "blåtur" to an unknown place in Western Norway.

The term "blåtur" may not be that well known, but many people have been on a "blåtur" without knowing that's what it's called. A "blåtru"r is simply a surprise trip - where you join the trip, but have no idea where the trip will take you. A trip "out of the blue", if you will.

This is primarily a social trip that we take to have a nice end to the school year.

At the folk high school, you're allowed to be social and have fun together. Here, we have safe boundaries that allow you to be with friends and have fun.

Come along to Bergen

As a student at Fana Folk High School, you will become familiar with Bergen.

Bergen has a vibrant cultural scene. Throughout the year, we go to theater performances, exhibitions, and concerts.

The city also hosts a variety of festivals. During the school year, there are international film festivals, theater festivals, and music festivals in the city.

You also have time to explore the city on your own. Go to the cinema, stroll around and observe the city's life, go up to Fløyen or have a coffee at one of the cozy cafes.

Creative main subjects and many elective subjects

The school has many different main subjects. This creates a school environment with diversity and many different types of people.

You immerse yourself in the main subject with your class throughout the school year.

In addition, you choose from many exciting elective subjects. You choose elective subjects several times during the school year and can choose new subjects each time.

Safe and educational trips

We have a joint start-up trip at the beginning of the year. This is a cozy low-threshold trip that everyone participates in.

All the main subjects go on study trips. Some travel abroad and others stay in Norway. Our study trips combine academic content with social community on the trip.

Get to know Norwegian language and culture

During a year at a folk high school in Bergen, you will make Norwegian friends, learn some Norwegian, and get to know Norwegian culture and society.

Our language courses are suitable for beginners and students with som previous knowledge of Norwegian. After a year at Fana folk high school, you can expect to understand and speak Norwegian reasonably well.


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