HFO1002 - Innovation and entrepreneurship in applied aesthetics


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100

Course content

Establishing oneself in the market requires talent, skills, and an understanding of how the processes in the field of culture work. How can knowledge of cultural entrepreneurship help one to succeed?

The course introduces theories of cultural entrepreneurship and innovation, as well as experience and collaboration skills in interdisciplinary project-oriented group work.

In this course, students from various fields of applied aesthetics at NTNU meet and develop knowledge of how entrepreneurship and innovation can be understood within the aesthetic field, and how this knowledge can be transformed into an understanding of one's own work. The main goals are to give the candidate a realistic relationship to establish a creative work situation in today's society, and to strengthen reflection and understanding of one's own practice in a societal perspective.

Collaborative learning through group work with students from other practical-aesthetic subjects as well as communication of and reflection on one's own practice is central. The course will consist of both written and theoretical aspects in addition to practical project work.

Ahead of the group-based project, the candidate will, through theme-based lectures, receive an introduction to conceptual understanding, support schemes, promotion, etc.

This is a subject area course (områdeemne) within the humanities and arts. The generic theme is innovation and entrepreneurship.

Learning outcome


Students who complete this course have knowledge of:

  • ways of linking concepts such as entrepreneurship and innovation to practical aesthetics
  • what cultural entrepreneurship entails
  • basic factors for collaboration and project work
  • financial support schemes for performing artists, and application processes linked to these
  • communication strategies of relevance for making your own business visible


Students who complete this course will be able to:

  • explain and use key concepts such as entrepreneurship and innovation
  • can place their own and others' artistic activities in relevant contexts
  • orient themselves in support schemes and prepare applications for financial support for specific projects
  • reflect, orally and in writing, on their own activities
  • write project reviews and other promotional texts
  • apply collaboration skills through planning and implementation of project work related to artistic or creative activities

General competence

Students who complete this course have:

  • cooperation skills through project work in groups.

Learning methods and activities

The first half of the semester is based on lectures followed by a period of seminar training, where the students work on a project in groups. The project is presented in the end.

Compulsory activities:

  • Submit an application and project outline /project plan (in groups)
  • Weekly logs during the project period (in groups)
  • Presentation of the project (in groups)
  • 80% participation in seminars is required

Compulsory activities during the seminar-training are conducted in groups. In order to take the exam, approval of compulsory activities and 80 % participation in seminars are required. Compulsory activity is only valid in the semester the subject is taken and the following semester.

This course may be taught in Norwegian or English, pending staff availability.

Students are obliged to keep updated on information from department or course instructor in Blackboard.

Compulsory assignments

  • Compulsory tasks

Further on evaluation

Individual semester assignment (term paper) submitted digitally in Inspera, as a pdf-file, at the end of the semester. Course instructor will present the question text for the semester assignment in the first half of the semester (before the project period).

Specific conditions

Required previous knowledge


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: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Entrepreneurship
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Art and Media Studies


Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Assignment 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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