The new master’s programme of literature for children and young adults

Scandinavia’s first master’s degree programme in creative writing and dissemination of literature for children and young adults is set to open later this year, at The Norwegian Institute for Children’s Books in Oslo

Hilde Hagerup (master’s director) & Bjørn Sortland (teacher on the programme) / @Niklas Lello

“This is intended to be a laboratory for children’s and young adult literature, a place to try out and experiment with various genres and platforms,” said Hilde Hagerup, director of the master’s programme. Alongside Hagerup, a writer and professor of children’s literature, the instructors on the programme include Bjørn Sortland, also a writer and professor of children’s literature, and Alice Lima de Faria, a writer and illustrator.

“Our students will have the opportunity to pursue their own in-depth projects, under the guidance of instructors matched to their needs,” explained Hagerup. “Students will read and discuss one another’s projects in the course of the writing process, as well as exploring various ways of promoting literature to children and young adults.”

The objective of the accredited Master in literature for children and young adults: creative writing and dissemination is to produce graduates who go on to become innovative writers with literary insight, expertise in writing for a variety of platforms, and the ability to reflect on and document their own writing process and to promote literature to children and young adults.

Key facts

Planned start date: 24 August 2020

Duration: 2-year master’s degree programme

Credits: 120

For more information

Please contact:

Ellen Aagaard, programme administrator and study coordinator: ellen.aagaard@barnebokinstituttet.no

Hilde Hagerup, programme director: hilde.hagerup@barnebokinstituttet.no