BK1163 - Graphic Now 1


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Work
Grade: Passed/Failed

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

Course content

You will learn practical and theoretical knowledge about printmaking, the traditions of artists books and the current state of how publications, fliers, manifestos, books, Twitter, facebook, instagram, and other public spaces are used to spread information, desinformation and propaganda by artist’s, politicians and others. You will also learn about the immanent possibilities these mediums have in our society now, and about how to use these in your own interest.

In practice we are investigating how traditional methods such as silk screen printing, lithography, etching and engraving are relevant to our post-internet realities, and can be used as a tools for looking at our society today.

The invention of the camera, the telephone and the steam machine fundamentally changed painting and created Impressionism. Our “Graphics Now” course investigates how we can use traditional printmaking media for new purposes in the light of new technical inventions.

Learning outcome

By the completion of this course the student has knowledge of analogue and digital printing techniques. The student can explore the potential and limits of electronic publishing formats and experiment with new dissemination channels for artistic production.

Learning methods and activities

The course will consist of both theoretical and practical activities, through workshops, seminars and lectures it will introduce printmaking in practice, and basic media theory. Through assignments and presentations it will provide the ground for inividual reflections and group discussions that builds a basic understanding of the impact and potential of graphic media, historically and today. 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
  • * 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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