have a high level of competence and reflection in a specific area that enables them to teach, supervise and lead artistic activities
be able to employ scientific research methods, and be able to combine scientific methodology with artistic development work or dissemination practice
The course consists of a master's thesis that is connected to artistic dissemination practice. The thesis can either be based upon the student's own dissemination project, or on research of others' artistic dissemination work. The guiding principle for the master's thesis is that it is based on dissemination practice and combines empirical evidence and reflection.
A master's thesis connected to one's own dissemination project will contain planning and execution of an artistic dissemination project, and a written reflection upon this work. The work is based upon an approved project plan.
A master's thesis that discusses someone else's artistic dissemination practice can mean studying a particular practice in the community, for exampe through ethnography, case studies or various forms of participation.
Parts of the practical work can be undertaken in groups, preferably interdisciplinarily. Each student submits an individual written thesis. Each student will have a supervisor. Binding supervisory contracts will be signed, and students will receive supervision on an individual and group basis. An obligatory project plan will be made, with goals and milestones. The plan must be approved by the supervisor. The project plan's goals and milestones must be met, in cooperation with the supervisor, and the student is expected to make the necessary choices of research methods, artistic mthods and documentation methods in order to achieve their goals.
Assessment methods and criteria
The master's thesis is submitted individually, and assessed with a graded mark by external and internal review. The examination consists of the master's thesis and an oral examination.
The format of the master's thesis is
Dual, with A) a practical artistic part in the form of a demonstration of work lasting no more than 60 minutes, and B) a written part of 60 ¿ 80 pages. A) and B) each make up 50 % of the grade.
A master's thesis of 80-110 pages
Students choose, in consultation with their supervisor, one of the formats, depending upon what is most suitable to the form and content of the work. For both variants, there is in addition an oral examination in the form of an open lecture of 20 minutes followed by a discussion based on the master's thesis. The oral examination adjusts the grade on the thesis and/ or the practical work.