BK1161 - Painting and Beyond 1


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Work
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
work 100/100

Course content

This course introduces students to the possibilities of working with painting on practical, theoretical, poetical, conceptual and political levels in practice and theory. It introduces within this medium with practical painting concepts such as: form weaving, warm contra cold, all-overness, gesture, the flatbed, action painting & happening, and the visual dialectics in-between flatness and depth. As well this class introduces students to the conflicts this medium has been involved in historically. This from Iconoclasm and the holy image to how the camera invaded painting—and further to how the medium liberated itself from this invention and through this idea became the role model for modernism, functionalism and modernity—and inevitably about how this medium ended being a predominant factor within this context through “the picture Generation” —and today again has resurrected within identity politics and through new practices of graffiti as a document for registration of personal experience. This while asking the simple question about in what space, with what urgency, and in which context you do want your work to happen, and how to approach your audiences. Can painting make a difference today, is the question for this class. How can we make our works be understood on our own terms?

Learning outcome

The student has practical and theoretical knowledge about painting. The student has knowledge of the traditions of painting and the current state of painting, and about the immanent possibilities it has for the future in our society. Through this class the student has a first understanding about how to place painting activities within a contemporary and historical narrative as well as it gives some first basic knowledge about the craft of how to execute a painting. 

Learning methods and activities

Practical and theoretical experiments in collaborative work and lectures, group discussions and seminars around producing paintings and exhibitions. The student will develop a group project which will be presented through an oral presentation to the class. Formal evaluation by end of course.

Further on evaluation

Participation and production will be evaluated through presentation and in the formal semester assessment semester review. 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)

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

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: Work

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD work 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS work 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
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