The academic staff at KIT and the visiting artists come from diverse backgrounds. By bringing together different expertise resulting from practical experiences and distinguished artistic careers the educational setting is designed to prompt students to challenge themselves and to push the boundaries of their artistic work and research.
Currently, the Trondheim Academy of Fine Art has 77 students: 54 BFA and 23 international MFA students. It hosts 2 research fellows and 1 PHD candidate. The Academy employs 8 professors, 5 members of technical staff and 3 members of administrative staff.