BK1161 - Painting and Beyond


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: works
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
works 100/100

Course content

This course takes you out of your studio and gives you a couple of useful concepts for understanding and performing painting based on knowledge from the French and New York School painting traditions. We will examine the position of painting today and try out different painting methods such as all-overness, form weaving, hot and cold, the dialectics of surface and depth, reality and illusion, perspective, and more.

This is a practical workshop. We learn to mix pigments, build a stretcher and stretch a canvas and prime it. We try out how to "hybridize your tools in order to build unique things. This is also a theoretical workshop. Together we examine the theory and history of this discipline and examine what painting is after the invention and ruptures of photography up to current avant-garde of mainly black, third world, queer, and feminist painters. We will examine new possibilities for painting and how "New Materiality" has made this new field explode today.

Learning outcome

The student has practical and theoretical knowledge of painting. The student has knowledge of some traditions within painting and the current state of painting and about the inherent possibilities the medium has for the future of our society. The student has a basic understanding of how to place their painting activities in a contemporary and historical discourse. Likewise, provides some basic knowledge on how to perform a painting.

Learning methods and activities

Practical and theoretical experiments in collaboration and lectures, group discussions, workshops and seminars on producing paintings and exhibitions. Possible exhibition.

Special conditions

The course will be cancelled in case of not enough students have signed up.

Approved compulsory assignments are valid in the current semester.

Compulsory assignments

  • Participation in course activities
  • Practical assignment
  • Presentation

Further on evaluation

  • Evaluation of artistic learning and progression by presentation or submission of work produced in the course.
  • Postponed evaluation will be held in the next semester.

Course materials

Color, pigment and essays.

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

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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