BK1151 - Introduction to Fine Art Studies


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Works
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Works 100/100

Course content

This course focus on building basic skills and knowledge to begin to work independently in studios and workshops aswell as collaborative skills to develop collective projects.

Experimentation, process and reflection are core element of the Bachelor in fine art studies and artistic work. the beginning of the course. In the first semester the students will aquire.

The student will begin to develop a personal artistic practice in dialogue with first and second supervisor. Artistic practice and presentation of works through exhibitions is a central component for learning.

Learning outcome

When finishing the course the student will:

  • Have become familiar with the contemporary art discourse that is ongoing at The Trondheim Academy of Fine Art.
  • Know about key concepts of Art history
  • Have acquired skills to participate in group work, and reflect in a collective artistic work frame.
  • Be able to initiate the development of an individual art practice by testing out different media and methods.

Learning methods and activities

Introduction to NTNU and to the academy. Start-up workshop (can be with an external course leader, guest artist, curator, etc). Students work in small groups both inside and outside the academy. Key words: collaboration, group discussion, experimentation, process.

Parallel, intensive introduction courses in the use of the workshops and facilities. Participation in these courses is mandatory in order to gain access to the facilities in the future.

Tutorials with main supervisor and second supervisor, and development of an individual art project. Group critique in the shape of meetings with fellow students and supervisors.

Supervision is documented and documentation is exchanged between supervisors and students to support the student progression.

Preparation procedure for the 1st year show including shared coordination, individual tutorial and art theoretical perspectives in relation to key concepts and movements in contemporary art.

Excursions can be arranged as part of the teaching of the course. The course leader will inform the students if the excursion is obligatory or optional at the start of the semester. Obligatory excursions will be free of cost for all students. Students who participate in optional excursions must expect to pay a small share of the expenses. For students who do not participate in optional excursions, an alternative will be offered.

Participation in learning activities such as supervision, group critiques and course specific seminars and projects is mandatory.

Specific conditions

Approved compulsary assignments are valid in the present semester only.

Compulsory assignments

  • Participation in course activities
  • Participation in projectweek
  • Participation Open Academy

Further on evaluation

  • Progress Review: Assessment of overall artistic development according to learning outcome in the shape of an interview.
  • Documentation: Sufficient visual, audiovisual or other documentation of activities, process and results in order to represent development in practice. The material must be submitted in Inspera.
  • Written Summary: A text in 500 words, that sums up activities of the term, and evaluate the the development with a focus on the specifics of practice. The text must be submitted in Inspera.
  • Oral presentation of submitted materials. The oral presentation serves as adjusting oral assessment.
  • Postponed or new exam will take place in the next exam period.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Fine Art (BBK)

Required previous knowledge

To be admitted to the Academy of Fine Art through the application process: evaluation of submitted portfolios, evaluation of earlier studies in art at pre-school or similar: interview and/or practical entrance exam.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
BK1160 15.0 AUTUMN 2019
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Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Fine Art
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Trondheim Academy of Fine Art


Examination arrangement: Works

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Works 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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