BK1151 - Introduction to Fine Art Studies


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination and Midterm
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Semester test 1/2 A
Oral examination 1/2 A

Course content

Basic skills and knowledge to begin to work independently in studios and workshops.

Learning outcome

To become familiar with the contemporary art discussion that is ongoing at the Academy. To acquire the skills to participate in group work. To begin to develop 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 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 future.

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

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.

An optional group study trip may be organized during the first or second semester. This will vary from year to year.

Formal evaluation by end of term - Semester assessment.

Further on evaluation

Participation in the Open Academy exhibition at the end of the autumn semester, followed a progress review at the end of the term. Postponed exams / new exam will be held in the next exam period. The hole course must be retaken if you have not passed the exam. A short selfevaluation text summarizing the first semester, delivered supervisor by December 1. Postponed exams /new exam will be held in the next exam period

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Bachelor of 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 01.09.2019
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Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Language of instruction: -

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Fine Art


Examination arrangement: Oral examination and Midterm

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Semester test 1/2 A
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Semester test 1/2 A
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Oral examination 1/2 A
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Oral examination 1/2 A
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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