BK3205 - Advanced Artistic Work 2


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: works
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
works 100/100

Course content

The course concentrates on the development of individual artistic practice and the contextualisation of the studio work. It covers the intermediate phases of research and concept development of an MFA artistic research project. The course introduces presentation and distribution formats: formats of exhibiting, publishing and other forms of presentation. This course prepares MFA candidates for practice-based research in contemporary art. It aims to help MFA candidates to steep themselves in the theory of their own research area, and to develop relevant methods and techniques of inquiry in contemporary art, in which they will apply to their projects.

Learning outcome

The objective is to focus and develop an MFA artistic research project which is to be presented and defended in the MFA exhibition and final exam at the end of the two-year term. On completion of this course, students will be able to: - develop a working plan for their artistic research project - develop relevant approaches and methods for the intermediate phase with their artistic research - identify and contextualize currently dynamic issues in oneʼs field of research, in the sense of open questions, new topics and trends - critically assess their own progress and others artistic production - identify current exhibition strategies and positions on curating, publishing and dissemination - communicate their project orally within group discussions and in written form

Learning methods and activities

The course covers a range of pedagogical formats and activities:

  • Cohort meetings with class and course responsible
  • Group critique sessions of individual artistic research project
  • Individual tutorials with main and second supervisors
  • Supervision is documented and documentation is exchanged between supervisors and students to support the student progression.
  • Participation in learning activities such as supervision, group critiques and course specific seminars and projects is mandatory.

Specific conditions

Approved compulsory assignments are valid in the current semester.

Compulsory assignments

  • Participation in course activities
  • Revised MFA project description

Further on evaluation

The individual progression is examined in a progress review at the end of the term.

  • Progress Review: Assessment of overall artistic development according to learning outcome in the shape of an interview.
  • Written Reflection: a text of 6000-8000 characters including spaces, summing up activities of the term, presenting a working plan for an artistic research project.
  • Documentation: Sufficient visual, audiovisual or other documentation of activities, process and results.
  • The text and documentation should be delivered as compatible file formats, or as a personal page in the Research Catalogue. All materials must be submitted in Inspera.
  • Postponed or new exams will be held in the next exam period.

Specific conditions

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

Required previous knowledge

Successful completion of the course BK3105 Advanced Artistic Work 1

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
BK3250 15.0 AUTUMN 2016
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Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English

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 *
Spring 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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