BK1165 - Material and Spatial Practice 1


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Work
Grade: Passed/Failed

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

Course content

The course is a workshop related course that combines a technical, approach with a conceptual approach and base artistic reflection in relation to material and spatial properties. The students will be introduced to selected material techniques within the field of three dimensional practice such as wood, metal working and molding, and learn to experiment within the technical and conceptual boundaries. A central element in the course is an intertwined material and analytical experimentation that abstracts the technical.

Based on centuries of sculptural history and tradition the contemporary position of material and spatial practices is defined by a complex network of societal, technological, financial and existential parameters. This is reflected in the course through contextualising the technical approach with methodological experiments, text, artworks and relevant theory.

The aim is to develop practical and analytical methods with which the students can articulate artistic practice. To create a focus and language around the design of an artistic practice.

Learning outcome

The student has practical and theoretical knowledge about material and spatial practice. The student has technical skills in sculptural media. The student has knowledge of contemporary installation and sculpture and its future potential in the context of art and society. The student is familiar with artistic practice that combine artistic reflection, materials and technical skills. The student can analyse how different contexts and discourses influence their work.

Learning methods and activities

Technical workshop exercises, group discussions and experiments in individual and collaborative work around producing physical objects, installations and exhibitions.

The students will develop individual works based on the experiences and reflections from theoretical reading curriculum, writing assignment, group feedback and critiques in addition and relation to the technical skills. Through material practice, reflection and language the students come to inhabit the individual spaces of practice.

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)

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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


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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