BK3183 - Art and Ocean 1


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Work
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Arbeider 100/100 ALLE

Course content

This course investigates the role of art and the work of artists when it comes to addressing global challenges regarding the future of the oceans. Uncertainty, complexity, and fluidity within ocean research are challenging the borders of conventional forms of knowledge production. It opens up opportunities for interventions carried out within new alliances of agencies and collaborations. The production of knowledge across different fields of artistic practices and scientific research creates new understandings of the world we live in.

Learning outcome

By the completion of this course the student has basic knowledge of artistic research methods and is familiar to the discourses on art and science in art history and theory.

Through assignments or/and a collective project the student is able to create an outline of a project informed by existing theories, methods and interpretations on the subject of art and artistic research and to use relevant methods for his or her own research and artistic development work.

Learning methods and activities

Through lectures and assignments, the course will introduce different research methodologies from the fields of life sciences, technology, social sciences and the humanities and compare them with methods of artistic research. The class will get familiar with issues of interdisciplinary methods and artistic research in general and on the topic of ocean in particular. Through theoretical and practical exercises, introduction to relevant research projects and literature, fieldtrips, presentations, and group discussions the student will be able to start developing ideas and concepts for an individual or a collective project to be carried out in Art and Ocean Course 2.

Additional information will be provided at the start of the semester.

Further on evaluation

Students are expected to participate in lectures, field trips and discussions.

Postponed exams / new exam will be held in the next exam period.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Architecture (MAAR)
Architecture (MAAR2)
Fine Art (MFA)

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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Language of instruction: English

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 Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Arbeider 100/100 ALLE
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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