BK1163 - Graphic Now


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Works
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Works 100/100

Course content

In this course, you will learn practical and theoretical knowledge about graphics, the tradition around artist books, and how publications, flyers, manifestos, books, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and other public spaces are used to spread information, misinformation, and propaganda by artists politicians and others today. In practice, we examine how traditional printing methods are relevant to our reality after the internet and can be used as a tool to look at and describe our society today. The invention of the camera, the telephone, and the steam engine fundamentally changed painting and created Impressionism. Our "Graphics & After" course examines how we can use traditional print media for new purposes in the light of new technical inventions. The course requires students to experiment independently in the printmaking workshop.

Learning outcome

After completing the course, the student has knowledge of analog 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 consists of both theoretical and practical activities. Through workshops, seminars, and lectures, it introduces graphics into practice and tests methods such as editing and collage. Through assignments and presentations, it gives you a basis for individual reflections and group discussions that build a basic understanding of the potential of graphic media, historically and today.

Specific 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
  • Written reflection
  • Workshop assignment
  • Presentation

Further on evaluation

  • Assessment of artistic progression by presentation or submission of work produced in the course or documentation hereof.
  • Documentation: Sufficient visual, audiovisual, written or other documentation of activities, proces and results in order to represent development of the work and/or project in the course.
  • Postponed evaluation will be held in the next semester.

Specific conditions

Course materials

Printing presses, paint, rollers, paper, copiers, collages, etc.

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Fine Art
Contact information

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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