TPD4187 - AD in Transition


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100

Course content

In this course the students develop new objects, installations and experiences based on AD's wish for greater interdisciplinarity at the faculty (Architecture, Art and Design). The students build on knowledge and skills acquired in their own study program, and apply principles from the fields of design, art, architecture and technology to develop projects that show the breadth of competences and perspectives that are represented at the Faculty of Architecture, Art and Design. The course is designed to provide an interdisciplinary insight into methods, knowledge and craftsmanship from adjacent disciplines. The aim is to generate artistic work that can create coherence and clarity in the multifaceted disciplinary competence that the Faculty represents as a whole, in order to thematize opportunities as well as challenges that lie in AD's common future.

Learning outcome


The candidate has

  • An extended understanding of the boundaries of design, and how horizontal approaches with neighbouring disciplines from the AD Faculty (Architecture, Art and Design) can add complexity and relevance.


The candidate has

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

General competency

The candidate has

  • 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

The course will be evaluated based a final group project. Supervision and feedback will be given during the process.

A re-take exam can be held in the next semester.

Specific conditions

Required previous knowledge

The course is reserved for students at master level in Industrial design (MTDESIG and MSDESIG), Master in Architecture (MAAR) and Master of Fine Arts (MFA). Allocation of places are done in accordance with Forskrift om opptak til studier ved NTNU. Application deadline June 1st.

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:  SPRING 2025

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

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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