This course will introduce the students to various topics within art history, contemporary art expressions, visual culture, as well as different forms of mediation strategies. This includes, amongst others, curating.
The students will have a fundamental introduction to visual culture to better understand how we interpret and understand visual expressions. The importance of art for individuals and societies is a central theme.
The students will work on individual art expressions related to relevant societal issues, and the relation between theory and practical work will be emphasized.
Working on projects will be a significant part of the course. The teaching will take place both in groups and individual counselling. Forms of teaching such as lectures, seminars and professional discussions, will be a part of the course. The course presupposes a significant degree of presence both in workshops as well as active participation in the lectures.
The students will receive counselling to bring their ideas to life, both as visual expressions and in writing in the form of artists statements, amongst others. Presentations and exhibits will form the basis for discussions and evaluation of the student's work. Mediation workshops will include an art educational workshop where the students will meet, reflect on art and work on relevant exhibits at the museum. The students will also work on productions related to exhibits that will form the basis for discussion and curation as a form of mediation.
The course will include excursions and voluntary field trips.
Mandatory presence in all workshops and counselling is required. More information will be available on Canvas at the start of the semester.
Expected workload is 27 hours per credit.
- Project 1 is a practical-aesthetic work accompanied by visual documentation of process and written reflection.
- Project 2 is a practical aesthetic work accompanied by written reflection backed by theoretical topics being mediated in the course.
- Project 3 is a planned and completed mediation concept accompanied by reflection.
Requirements for the written part and presentation form will be presented in each project and be present in Canvas at the start of the project.
The exam will include an exhibit of the students own practical-aesthetic specialisation project accompanied by a written part. The written part will have to be delivered five weeks before the due date of the project. The grade will reflect both the practical-aesthetic work and the written reflection.
Grade: Lettered grade
Faculty of Fine Arts