BK3306 - Advanced Artistic Work 3


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 artistic practice and the contextualisation of work. It covers the advanced phases of research and concept development of an MFA thesis project. The course introduces forms of writing in the form of a critical reflection, that aims to provide knowledge and insight into the artistic work. This course prepares MFA candidates for practice-based research in contemporary art. It aims to help MFA candidates develop the final presentation and dissemination phases of their thesis project, focussing on concept, development of individual style, aesthetic considerations and spatial realization of the work. Aspects of the exhibition, such as choice of site, exhibition display and curatorial design are discussed and planned in group meetings.

Learning outcome

The objective is to focus and develop the MFA thesis project which is to be presented and defended in the MFA exhibition and exam at the end of the two-year term. On completion of this course, students will be able to: - Develop a clear proposal for realisation and presentation of the final thesis work - assess and present their own practice in relation to a wider context of contemporary and/or historical art practices - demonstrate relevant approaches and methods for the advanced phase with their artistic research - identify relevant theoretical, philosophical, cultural and political issues related to proposed thesis work - demonstrate skills and competence required to produce final thesis work - 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:

  • Attendance of MFA graduation meetings
  • Participation in a presentational format to showcase artistic work
  • Group critique in the form of meetings with fellow students and supervisors
  • Tutorials with supervisors and fellow students
  • Further development of an artistic project throughout the semester. A presentation of work and processes and/or documentation thereof, are assessed at the end of the semester - in a progress review.
  • 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
  • Participation in Project Week
  • Participation in Open Academy
  • Contribution to collective draft for organizational MFA exhibition plan

Further on evaluation

The individual progression is examined in a progress review at the end of the term. The progress review must be successfully passed in BK3306 Advanced Artistic Work 3, to be considered eligible to enter the final semester and submit an MFA thesis.

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 oral discussion.
  • Written Summary: 6000-8000 characters including spaces, that sums up activities of the term, putting into perspective how the thesis work will be approached and outlining a principal concept for the critical reflection, including a technical rider, including spatial considerations, medium and technical requirements.
  • Documentation: Sufficient visual, audiovisual or other documentation of activities, process and results.
  • The text and documentation should be delivered as compatible digital 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 BK3205 Advanced Artistic Work 2

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
BK3305 15.0 AUTUMN 2017
More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  22.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

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: Works

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Works 100/100 INSPERA
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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