BK1164 - Electronic Media


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Works
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Works 100/100

Course content

This course introduces students to the possibilities of working in time and space through an exploration of analogue and digital tools, framed by a critical study of media culture, from singular experiments to the most common use, generally referred to as ubiquitous media. Since a growing number of shared experiences and perceptions of the world surrounding us are shaped by the development of media and communication technologies, this course emphasizes on digital literacy. Electronic image and audio processing technologies serve as an entry point to develop the student's understanding and appreciation of the historical, aesthetic, conceptual, and technical aspects of media art practices within the context of art and society at large. This course is geared towards developing a methodology, couched in the proposition of contemporary theory, artworks and artefacts of visual culture, through which students may reflect on and articulate the significance of art in relation to media and digital culture. Students acquire a wide range of practical production skills and develop an understanding of choice of setting and equipment. While technologies and tools will continue to evolve, students will be trained to adapt and apply a refined understanding of underlying concepts to any type of media and technology, be it for artistic, commercial or personal purposes. Students in the course acquire basic skills and knowledge to begin to work independently in studios and workshops.

Learning outcome

The student knows practical and theoretical knowledge about electronic media. The student has knowledge of the tendencies and interdisciplinary forms of research and practice, such as sequence, composition, appropriation, transformation, interactivity, performativity and community in electronic media. The students has basic knowledge about how to place electronic media activities within a contemporary and historical context. The student learns to apply technical methods in practice. 
 The student is able to plan and carry out specific assignments and projects that extend over time, as a participant in a group, and in accordance with ethical requirements and principles.

Learning methods and activities

Students are exposed to analogue and digital video, sound art, the web, interactive media, performative art and related media sensitive practices to explore artistic concepts in varied interdisciplinary forms of contemporary art. Practical experience through excercises and collaborative projects constitute central elements of the course. Readings and presentations address essential theories and support a reflected and critical approach to the relationship of technology and art.

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
  • Practical 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


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
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

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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