Subjects and courses

Only imagination limits the depth and variety of what you can learn in a Scandinavian folk high school. Subjects you will participate in are so much more than your primary course. You will experience that activities and learning are spread across a wide spectrum of possibilities. You will be challenged and more: you will challenge yourself! At Seljord Folk High School you will find a lot of subjects within many exciting and good learning fields.

Our Subjects

  • Primary courses: Musical Theatre, Music, Singer/Songwriter, Viking, Paragliding, and Expedition
  • Electives: You choose from a vide variety of subjects.
  • Common subjects: classes focused on the world we live in. We also have Singing Class once a week
  • Solidarity: we focus on how we can help the world get a little bit better
  • Regular meetings in your dormitory: focus on the daily life where you live
  • Seminars: a wide spectrum of themes and subjects, both practical and philosophical.
  • Evening activities: a lot of fun like ball games in our gym, a «step up to the mic-arrangement» or something social arranged for the common good
  • Common trips: we arrange exciting trips for everybody to learn and make new experiences

Our primary courses

When you apply for admittance to Seljord Folk High School you also chose a main course. Most likely this is the course you are most motivated to attend to. It is also likely based on you interests. When you finally meet your fellow students and teachers you share a common drive and enthusiasm for this particular subject. We are proud to present a wide variety of courses based on very exciting subjects. Now you only need to decide the one that excites you the most.

Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre, singing, dancing and Broadway!
This course give you great combination of all these ingrediens. You will get vocal training, singing both solo and in ensemble, role interpretation and take part of musical theatre productions. You will also be trained in dancing techniques like jazz and other scenic dance forms. Together we produce sparkling and colorfull shows based on known and lesser known musicals.

The Musical Theatre class travel to Broadway in New York to see Broadway shows, attend workshops and get inspiration.

This course will be given in Norwegian.

Price: 108.000 nkr

See more pictures and/or read in Norwegian

Music

Music

Welcome to Music! This is our diverse music course. Here you might cultivate your favourite music, and combine this with the experience of meeting and playing with other people enjoying other styles. Our trademark is the joy of playing music in any style or genre. Try the concept of «crossover» – combining rock, pop, jazz, classical or folk music.

If you pursue a career, aim at professional training in music or just enjoy playing, you are all welcome. You will learn and develop.

The Music course travel to New York to attend concerts and find inspiration.

This course will be given in Norwegian.

Price: 102.000 nkr

See more pictures and/or read in Norwegian

Singer/Songwriter

Singer/Songwriter

Singer/Songwriter is the course for young songwriters. This is the place for both composing and performing your own songs. Welcome to a year dedicated to everything singing and songwriting. Explore, experiment, find your sound and style. This might be your year for musicianship and concerts. Your music becomes real!

The Singer/Songwriter course travel to Nashville, Tennessee to go to cncerts and find inspiration.

This course will be given in Norwegian.

Price: 103.000 nkr

See more pictures and/or read in Norwegian

Viking Craft

Viking Craft

Viking Craft take you back one millennium. This is a practical study for people with interest in living history and viking re-enactment. You will go to school in beautiful Telemark in Norway. One major task is making your own viking kit. It´s primarily a craft course where we use our hands to learn about the viking age. Of course, we have to understand the theory behind it, to be able to create our own Viking things. We will try to make a viking kit based on the archeological findings and the newest research that we are able to get a hold of.

If international students apply the common classes of this course will be given in English.

Price: 101.000 nkr

Read more about the Viking Craft course

Paragliding

Paragliding

Imagine climbing a hill and enjoy the view. After this you fly down the hill, enjoy freedom, the silence and even more the view. Welcome to a year to learn this and much more. On the Paragliding course you will learn more about yourself, about others and to move your own limits.

You don’t need prior knowledge or experience to attend the Paragliding course. We start with the basics, both theoretically and practically. You will get all needed assitance until that day you fly by yourself. You will be certified to fly paraglider. We will fly in both beautiful Norway and Caribbean.

The Paragliding course is also about other exciting activities. We go wakeboarding, kiting, skiing, running, bicycling, hiking, and other sports associated with fun and high pulse.

This course will be given in Norwegian.

Price: 119.000 nkr

See more pictures and/or read in Norwegian

Expedition

Expedition

Get ready for an expedition til Everest Basecamp just below the highest mountain in the World. This is a course combining great nature experiences with activities in both beautiful Norway and abroad.

The Expedition course opens the dream of seeing the sun rise over Mount Everest. This is for long and exiting hikes and expeditions, filled with experiences. We focus on setting a goal, to prepare mentally and physically, cooperate and do the tasks for reaching the goal. You will learn to deal with challenges we meet in nature. Starting here we pursue our expeditions to get that ultimate nature experience.

This course will be given in Norwegian

Price: 119.000 nkr

See more pictures and/or read in Norwegian

Important information about applying

  • Our minimum age is 18. You have to turn 18 the year you apply for.
  • You will have to document your attendance/absence in school so far
  • Write your motivation for attending Seljord Folk High School. Why will you attend our school and the course?

How we admit students

No students are admitted before February 1st each year. You may apply before that date, but will not receive an answer until after. If we find students suited to attend our school we will admit them until we have reached the limits of group size for each course.

Please send papers for former education/training/qualifications. We need such documentation to consider your application.

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