- Associate professor (Førstelektor)
- Westerdals institutt for film og medier
- School of Arts, Design and Media
Trygve Bjellvåg is a Senior Lecturer and researcher (former Head of Study Program) at the Bachelor in Game Design at Kristiania and Global Game Jam Regional Organizer for Scandinavia.
Trygve has a Masters in Art, specializing in animation from the UK. He has taught at several vocational schools within the Games, 3D and Animation field since 2007 after having worked for Norway's largest games company Funcom for several years as a professional animator on several launched game titles. He is a resourceful, positive and highly adaptable academic professional with a strong work ethic and commitment to progress. Skilled in developing and delivering creative curriculum – encouraging a focus on real-world connections, IP applications and inspiring the continuous development of young people.
Hands-on experience includes Dreamfall: The Longest Journey, Anarchy Online - Lost Eden expansion pack, Age Of Conan and The Secret World. Plus co-founded two private businesses: an independent developer and publisher of games and applications for smartphones and social media; and a freelance enterprise offering visualization, animation, commercials, music videos and green-screen tracking/compositing.