BK1162 - Lensbased Art Practice 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 first to practices from the early stages of photography, its context and materiality. Central are the means of experimentation and economic and scientific components in the history of photography evolving.  
In close collaboration with the workshops resources and possibilities this is a practical and practice oriented course. Acquiring the understanding of processes and instruments, temporal and special perspectives of lense-based approaches in art crucially sparks from the darkroom. From there it hoovers and connects to challenges of representation, refraction and components of the image in various render.  
The hands on production is key and can expand over working with for example stock photos to satellite images or multispecies approaches for example in an ethical and experimental way.  

Learning outcome

The student knows  tendencies and selected elements of photographic art and history.  
The student has hands on knowledge and can develop tools for lens based artistic production.  
The student knows methods of dissemination of lens-based production inside and outside the academy.  

Learning methods and activities

Practical structured exercises in the group and workshops evolve around the work in the darkroom: developing and printing on various not only analogue and digital materials and through various techniques including for example camera obscura and quantum physics laser technology.  
The basic exercises will involve the classical apparatus, the film and photostudio, light as material and different printing and mapping strategies. This will include collective work, digital and analogue as well as two and three dimensional formats.  
With archival practices as a component to the more advanced algorithmical challenges concepts and contexts will be discussed and physically explored with collective tasks assignments and fieldtrips backed up from lectures. Geopolitical and ecological aspects are for example highlightened as the background and necessities of contemporary approaches are in the centre.   

This will be engaged in exhibition and exhibition visits, artist talks and fieldtrips as well as assignments and documentation methods.  
Formal evaluation by end of course - semester reviews.  

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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