BK1165 - Material and Spatial Practice


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Works
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Works 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 three dimensional media.
  • The student has knowledge about contemporary installation and object based art and its 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.
  • The student has knowledge of how to transport, build, think, describe, finance, promote and distribute artistic forms and ideas in a sustainable, efficient and creative way.

Learning methods and activities

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

Spesielle vilkår

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Approved compulsory assignments are valid in the current semester.

Compulsory assignments

  • Participation in course activities
  • Practical assignment
  • Presentation

Further on evaluation

  • Evaluation of artistic learning and progression by presentation or submission of work produced in the course or documentation hereof.
  • Postponed evaluation will be held in the next semester.

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Fine Art
Contact information
Course coordinator:

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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