TPD4187 - AD in Transition


New from the academic year 2021/2022

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100

Course content

The course aims at developing future-oriented work and the conveyance of new artefacts, installations and experiences with contextual relevance to the faculty’s co-existense at the coming KAMD centre. Fundamental principles of design, art, architecture and technology are an integral part of the course, in order to familiarise the students with the various the fields competence and perspective found under the AD umbrella. The course is designed to give brief interdisciplinary knowledge, and provide insights into the ways and methods from neighbouring areas of knowledge and craft. Generating artistic work that can create links between multifaceted disciplinary expertise and the opportunities, as well as challenges, posed by AD's future realm.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: An extended understanding of the boundaries of design, and how horizontal approaches with neighbouring disciplines from AD can add complexity and relevance.

Skills: The ability to visualize, convey, and convincingly argue ideas and concepts.

Qualifications: A capacity for teamwork, and work in interdisciplinary teams.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and a supervised project. A verbal presentation of the results is included in the project assignments. The course is given in English if necessary.

Further on evaluation

Individual submission of project. For a re-take of an examination, all assessments during the course must be re-taken.

Specific conditions

Limited admission to classes.

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

Required previous knowledge

The course is reserved for students at master level in Industrial design (MTDESIG and MSDESIG) and Master in Architecture (MAAR). Allocation of places are done in accordance with Forskrift om opptak til studier ved NTNU.

Course materials

To be announced.

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021
Extraordinary deadline for course registration: 2021-06-13

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Design
  • Architecture
  • Fine Art
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Design


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
  • * 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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