Noroff Online Studies

Introduction

Noroff is an educational institution made from a strong digital DNA. We design and develop our own study programs together with relevant industry partners, thus accommodating the future's demand. We strive to provide our students with an education, which is adapted to a digital and technological dominated future. Our students will obtain the necessary education and resources to contribute to the ever-changing digital market.

Flexibility in your education

Online education is a unique opportunity for students who want a the opportunity to study whenever and wherever it suits you - within given deadlines. Our goal is to offer an online education that is structured in a way that will make you succeed. Noroff Online Studies will give you access to content-rich lessons and tasks relevant to the industry.

Whether you are working or have other obligations, an online education provides an opportunity to make the dream of new knowledge come alive, wherever you are. As an online student you can access educational material, video lessons, exercises and assignments, and a discussion forum. Through a combination of independent work and collaboration with both the teacher and fellow students, you are working your way through the study program. Admission requirements are the same at our online studies as our classroom studies, but Noroff Online Studies has no waiting lists. If you are qualified you get to attend!

Experienced teaching staff

Noroff Online Studies has teachers who will support you through an online education. We facilitate the studies for you to learn as effectively as possible. Online students appreciate the freedom and flexibility that comes with studying on their own - while also knowing it requires a great deal of discipline and work ethics.

A digital learning environment

Although online students by nature work alone, the studies encourage cooperation and engagement. Even though you do not have other students around you in a physical classroom, students still have the opportunity to connect with each other for cooperation and support. It is expected that students engage on the online study forum.

Noroff Online Studies has fixed startup dates during the year. This means that students can get a sense of belonging to a class, since they will study alongside the same fellow students throughout the program. There are four startup dates for Vocational studies online. These are in week 1, week 12, week 34 and week 42.

Available in English

All bachelor degrees, all IT courses, all 3D courses, as well as Graphic Design and Internet Marketing, are available in Enligsh.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Norwegian

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Bachelor of Digital Forensics

Campus or Online Full time 3 years August 2017 Norway Oslo Kristiansand + 1 more

Digital Forensics focuses on computer security and digital crime investigation as a field of expertise. The degree addresses important topics such as information security, system security and network security... [+]

Digital Forensics focuses on computer security and digital crime investigation as a field of expertise. The degree addresses important topics such as information security, system security and network security. Work in law enforcement or corporate security This three-year bachelor’s degree focusing on digital forensics and investigation is unique in Norway. The degree provides students with a working knowledge of securing and investigating digital systems, covering core theory combined with a solid practical foundation, to achieve the competence level needed in security roles within the industry. You will develop a rigorous methodical approach to capturing, analysing and investigating a digital crime, handling security breaches to quickly regain control of a situation, and gathering evidence in a professional manner. You will also have the required skills to assess risks and secure digital environments. This degree enables you to work in either law enforcement or corporate security. In a crime scene, your task is to advise police investigators how to gather digital devices for later analysis. Identifying some types of evidence in a physical crime scene, a weapon or potential source of DNA for instance, can be fairly simple. Identifying relevant sources of digital evidence however, is a greater challenge. This is due to the variety of devices that can capture and store potentially relevant information. The analysis of evidence is also more complex since a device will usually contain a wide range of both user and system files. You need to know where potential evidence may exist and have the skills to recover the information in a correct manner. Evidence Analysis requires the investigator to use both investigative skills and tools to sift through the vast amounts of information in order to detect signs of user activity. Year 1 There is a focus on building key skills, including mathematics, and an understanding of how software is constructed. The foundations of how computers work are also covered, in addition to the core concepts of network technology. Essential research skills are developed, which are the initial steps in developing investigative methods and the ability to verify information. Students are introduced to key technologies used to secure computer systems. The first year of study also begins the process of processing a crime scene, collecting digital evidence and securing information that might be used in an investigation. Year 2 The second year course explores in more depth the different methods and structures used to store information inside computer systems, mobile phones and tablets. Students explore the file systems used for data storage and other areas of the operating systems that contain records of user’s behaviour, vital timestamps and other information the computer needs during normal operation. This information can be extracted from case samples and used to build timelines of user activities. Year 3 The final year of the degree allows you to major in the subjects of interest, and to explore advanced forensics problems as they occur in new technologies. You can choose to specialize in different areas such as: "Data Recovery", "Incident Management" and "Cryptography" amongst others. The final project is an opportunity for you to explore new systems and programs with support from expert staff, and to become a competent and knowledgeable investigator in your chosen area of cyber security or cyber crime investigation. Postgraduate education options Graduates from the Bachelor of Digital Forensics program can apply to study related computing and information security topics at a Masters and a Doctoral level at a Norwegian or International university of their choice. Career options The competence and skills you gain through this course are highly sought after in government, law enforcement and industry sectors. The enormous growth in technology creates real dangers for both corporate and domestic critical infrastructures. Most large businesses that rely on information technology are in need of candidates with digital forensics competence. This bachelor’s degree uniquely qualifies you to handle challenges within a range of organizations, either as the single security expert in a small company, or as a team member in a large multinational corporation. You will be able to handle security implementation, investigate computer offences and digital fraud, and serve as an expert witness in trials and law suits. With your knowledge, you will be able to critically assess and mitigate threats to digital infrastructure. As a graduate, you can apply for vacant positions (Chief) Information Security Officer, Forensic and Cyber Crime Investigator, and/or eDiscovery Investigator. Admission requirements Three-year upper secondary education or a vocational education certificate. [-]

Bachelor of Interactive Media - Animation

Online Full time 3 years August 2017 Norway Oslo Kristiansand + 1 more

This Bachelor’s Degree in Interactive Media - Animation provides a solid understanding of the animation industry. The main focus is to design, create and build characters for games, film and storytelling... [+]

This Bachelor’s Degree in Interactive Media - Animation provides a solid understanding of the animation industry. The main focus is to design, create and build characters for games, film and storytelling. Animation in storytelling and visual communication In recent decades, animation has become increasingly important in the entertainment and creative industries. Due to the high demand for applications, commercials, films, special effects, health, engineering and military technologies, criminal justice and video games, animation is no longer considered something exclusively for entertainment. This degree provides students with a working knowledge that combines a theoretical and practical approach in fields such as interaction and interface design, game design, communication and marketing skills and software proficiency. You will also have the required skills to assess dynamic and creative environments in different cultures. Students will learn the importance of animation in storytelling and visual communication for different fields. This degree enables you to design interfaces and interaction for digital systems and/or create animations and motion graphics for games and films. You will also be able to develop 3D models and animations vital for simulations used in maintenance and training. You can work in character design, game world environments and in animations. Noroff animation students are introduced to tools, concepts and the basic building blocks for developing an animation concept from initial design to finished product. By combining traditional design skills and creative processes with cutting-edge technology, this program focuses on enhancing your creative skills. Students will learn about the motion capture process as well as how to work with motion capture data to drive a character. Tools and techniques acquired in the degree can be applied to multiple areas, from interface and interaction design, to digital games and animation experiences that enhance community based learning and development. The Bachelor of Interactive Media Animation is not only about making characters move and act, but it is also about creating animation for an audience and exploring the various and important aspects of designing and building animation concepts. Students will learn how to create memorable characters, starting with an idea and later on creating a character in three dimensions. The main focus is to design, build and create characters for games, film and storytelling. Year 1 During the first year students explore the foundation of visual culture, from traditional arts to interactive experiences, and from animation and motion graphics to board and digital games history. In this year we build key soft skills, including creative and interactive writing and scripting, communication literacy and software competence. Essential research skills will be addressed, which are the first steps to developing a creative methodology and the ability to identify certified information. The degree includes the core concepts of animation design and development. Students will be introduced to cutting edge software programs and technologies. Year 2 In the second year at Noroff University College, Interactive Media - Animation degree students explore in more depth the different methods and processes used developing animation concepts and techniques. Students focus on understanding the fundamentals of character motion and locomotion. The classes will introduce students to the concepts needed for creating authentic motion. Students will develop observational skills and understanding of human anatomy, enabling them to add physicality when animating human characters. The second year also covers the process of character design in the entertainment field. Starting with exploring ideas, understanding and experimenting clarity and shape variation - as well as many other important principles and elements of design - students will design and create their own characters ready to be animated. The main focus this year is to achieve necessary knowledge and skills to be able to create believable character animation for storytelling and visual communication. Year 3 The final year introduces advanced concepts such as pantomime and acting performance. Students learn in depth the art of pantomime acting in the process of storytelling and learn the importance of staging their performance for best presentation to an audience. During the third year, students explore how to make a character seem alive, and how to craft believable performances. Students learn to use choreography to capture the audience's attention. During the final year of the degree students will be given the support to create a portfolio where they develop their final project for the degree. The final project is an opportunity to explore new trends in animation techniques with support from expert staff, and becoming a competent professional in their chosen area of expertise. Postgraduate education options Graduates from the Bachelor Interactive Media - Animation can go on to postgraduate education to study related art and design studies containing animation topics at masters and doctoral degrees. Graduates can also apply their skill sets in other industries requiring animations for simulation. Career options Competence and skills acquired from this degree provide the opportunity to develop a career in a wide range of industries. Animation, while a major part of the entertainment and the creative industries, is also in high demand in areas such as mobile applications, health systems, online learning, the oil, gas and engineering industries, training and simulations, and in military technologies. The creative industries include games, commercials, special effects, television productions and films. Admission requirements Three-year upper secondary education or a vocational education certificate. [-]

Bachelor of Interactive Media - Games

Campus or Online Full time 3 years August 2017 Norway Kristiansand Oslo + 1 more

The Bachelor of Interactive Media - Games prepares you for a variety of roles within the entertainment and creative industries, focusing on game design and game development... [+]

The Bachelor of Interactive Media - Games prepares you for a variety of roles within the entertainment and creative industries, focusing on game design and game development. Become a Game Designer The bachelor’s degree in Interactive Media - Games focuses on entertainment technologies and creative industries as a field of expertise, and can be applied to multiple areas, from interface and interaction design to digital games and animation experiences that enhance community based learning and development. This degree provides students with a working knowledge of digital entertainment systems, developing a solid foundation for the competence needed within mainstream and independent industries. You will gain knowledge that combines a theoretical and practical approach in fields such as interaction and interface design, game design, communication and marketing skills, and software proficiency. You will also acquire skills to assess dynamic and creative environments throughout different cultures. The study enables you to work in mainstream or independent games and animation industries, or even to create your own games start-up company. The Interactive Media - Games degree will give you a broad overview of all your future professional possibilities. You can design user-friendly interfaces and interaction for digital games and/or create animations and motion graphics for games and films. You can work in character design and in game world environments and animations. Noroff games students are introduced to tools, concepts and the basic building blocks for the creation and development of game design and gameplay from the initial idea to finished product. By combining traditional design skills and creative processes with cutting-edge technology, this program focuses on enhancing your creative skills. Year 1 - Creative based learning and critical thinking During the first year we cover the foundation of visual culture, from traditional arts to interactive experiences, from animation and motion graphics to board and digital games history. In this year we build key soft skills, including creative and interactive writing and scripting, communication literacy and software knowledge. The degree will give students an engaging environment and a broad understanding of how arts and design fields of expertise work and develop among different communities and cultures. We address essential research skills, the first steps to developing their creative methodology and the ability to identify certified information. The degree includes the core concepts of game and animation art and design creation and development, and introduces the cutting edge software programs and technologies. This year's main goal is to prepare students for creative based learning and critical thinking. Year 2 - Prepare students for community engagement On their second year at Noroff University College, the Interactive Media - Games students will explore in depth the different methods and processes used in creative environments and industries. They will enhance their capabilities to create and develop innovative gaming and animation interactions in terms of character design, game world environments, gameplay, level design, player experience and visual interface design trends. Students will learn how to develop creative content for multiple platforms, such as computers, consoles, mobile phones and tablets, among other possibilities. They will also learn to use the motion capture studio, 3D scanners and printers, oculus rift and other technologies. They will be invited to engage in community based learning and serious gaming applied to health and education projects. This year's main goal is to prepare students for community engagement. Year 3 - Prepare students for entrepreneurship In the final year of the degree the academic team will help the students create their final project and a portfolio for future job hunting. The students are assisted in presenting themselves in terms of personal marketing strategies; such as show reels, social media, print portfolios and curriculum vitae construction. The final project is an opportunity to explore new trends in gaming and animation with support from expert staff, and becoming a competent professional in their chosen area of expertise. These areas being interactive script, game design, game or animation artist, game tester or reviewer, interface and interaction design, among other possibilities. This year’s main goal is to prepare students for entrepreneurship. Postgraduate education options Graduates from the Bachelor Interactive Media - Games can go on to postgraduate education to study related art and design studies related to games and animation topics at masters and doctoral degrees. Career options The competence and skills gained from this degree will prepare students for work in the games industry; games and animation start ups, advertising agencies and creative industries. The growth of entertainment technologies, from digital games to interface and interaction design, challenge today's students to embrace creative careers where communication capabilities, team work and social networking knowledge is needed, as well as specialized skills such as visual and interaction software proficiency. At the end of the third year of the Interactive Media - Games degree, students will have a broad literacy in entertainment interactive systems and motion graphics, and they will suited for working with interactive scripting, game design, illustration, game testing or reviewing, game producing, 2D and 3D teaching, visual teaching, online learning, and multimedia design. The degree will give students competence to handle challenges in mainstream and independent games and animation industries, but also as single experts able to create their own start-up or business strategy for a new games and animation company. Admission requirements Three-year upper secondary education or a vocational education certificate. [-]