How to Apply


The Iceland Academy of the Arts seeks talented and creative individuals with a solid basic education and a primary knowledge of art.

The application period for  2014-2015 for the Department of Arts Education, and the following Masters programmes is until 16th of May, 2014. Joint Master of New Audiances and Innovative Practice (NAIP)MA in Compotistion, MA in Design and MA in Fine Art,

We have closed for applications in all Bachelors programmes.

There will be no admissions in the Department of Performing Arts for the academic year of 2014-2015.

The electronic application form is  available on the website. Applicants need to submit the electronic form of the application. Other required documents and application procedures vary according to each department. For this reason, it is highly important that the applicant reads the relevant department information closely and follows the instructions carefully.

An application is not valid until the applicant has submitted the application, payed the application fee and IAA has received the following documents:

  • successfully submitted electronic form
  • signed print-out the electronic form
  • certified copy of degree certificates and school transcripts
  • other required documents (see relevant department information)

The electronic form must be printed out and signed once it has been completed and submitted. It is necessary to include a passport photo in the electronic form.  The form should then be handed in or sent to the relevant department office together with the required documents.

Application fee

IAA charges 5.000 IKR for each application. The application fee is charged to the applicants credit card when the application is submitted and is non refundable. The seller holds all information from the buyer in relation to the purchase as confidential. Under no circumstances will information be handed to a third party.

Postal addresses of the department offices:

Department of Arts Education, Academic Office, Laugarnesvegur 91, 105 Reykjavík
Department of Design and Architecture, Academic Office, Þverholt 11, 105 Reykjavík
Department of Fine Art, Academic Office, Laugarnesvegur 91, 105 Reykjavík
Department of Music, Academic Office, Sölvhólsgata 13, 101 Reykjavík
Department of Performing Arts, Academic Office, Sölvhólsgata 13, 101 Reykjavík

Tuition Fee

Those wishing to apply as visiting or exchange students, please contact the International Office of IAA.