BK3199 - Exhibiting and Curating


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Works
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Works 100/100

Course content

This course corresponds with the practical development of exhibitions, and introduces a research-informed, experimental approach to the analysis and making of contemporary exhibitions as a distinctive form of cultural production. It invites students from a wide range of creative disciplines with interest in practice-based work and regards exhibitions as a process of co-creation, shaping as well as showcasing research-led and practice-based art for public interest.

Learning outcome

Students are familiar with current curatorial practices, including case-study analysis in dialogue with curatorial positions. Students can explore the potential of the exhibition as a process, that can generate knowledge that can inform current and future practice of exhibiting. Students have skills and training required in order to manage successful exhibitions needed to embark on careers in the cultural sector. Students can equip themselves with practical and theoretical tools to organise an exhibition. Students can collaborate on a presentational format in developing spatial strategies and support for: • Site-based studies with a studio-based practice • Externally curated exhibitions • Individual and institutional research projects

Learning methods and activities

The course will have a hands on approach and introduce students to the many layered procedures and challenges of exhibition making through active participation in the current activities in Gallery KIT and by a collaborative project to install an exhibition on agreed upon subject or material. Based on the mutual interests of the students this class will develop one or several visual concepts and forms for presenting the ideas the student group(s) develop. The vision for this class is finding forms for contents yet unseen within disciplines we don't know, in other words to explore the limits of our knowledge, be it in ourselves, in the class or in the field, to become familiar with innovative thinking and innovation processes. To contextualise this endeavor our class looks for partners to work with. 

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
  • Assignment

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 exam period.

Compulsory assignments

Participation in course activities


Specific conditions

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

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English

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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