The programme Master in Fine Art is a two-year course that aims to give the students a unique footing for their future advancement in research, theory and professional artistic practice. The programme is aimed at emerging artists who seek to deepen their practice in a context that is studio and workshop-oriented and where they are encouraged to develop their own initiatives. To contribute to the programme provides a balanced insight between local and international issues of importance to contemporary society.
The objective of the Master's degree programme in Fine Art is to develop the student's ability to work as a professional artist. The programme aims to reflect the contemporary conceptions of what it means to work as a professional artist and thereby offer students the opportunity to develop their individual ambitions to work professionally in the field of fine arts. As the main objective is to educate artists, the creation of works of art, exhibitions and other artistic expressions constitutes the most important aspects of the programme of study. The programme also provides a foundation for other professional roles in and relating to the field of art.
After passing the programme, the candidate has the following learning outcome:
- In-depth knowledge of artistic methods and techniques
- Detailed knowledge of relevant art history, theory and professional ethics
- Thorough knowledge of presentation, documentation, ability to reflect on and place artistic works in context, produced by oneself or by others
- Knowledge of the planning and completion of a solo exhibition and text production
- In-depth knowledge of the prerequisites for artistic practice from a societal perspective
- Ability to present, contextualize and reflect on artistic works produced by oneself or by others, both in written and oral form
- Ability to plan and implement artistic projects in different display formats and contexts
- Practical and theoretical understanding of artistic work at a high professional level
- Understanding of various ethical issues related to artistic work
- Ability to analyze relevant professional and research ethical issues and to apply them in artistic work at a high professional level
- Ability to innovate in both artistic production and in methods of communication
Teaching and assessment
The teaching will provide the students with tools that enable them to acquaint themselves in the international art field, and to reflect on and competently discuss artistic work, produced by themselves or others, both textually and orally. The learning activities are centered on the student's studio practice and presentations of artistic work. The programme includes workshops, seminars, artist talks, studio discussions and supervision. The student must both attend group exhibitions and solo exhibitions, as well as participate in other learning activities.
The curriculum for work requirements and examinations can be found in the course descriptions. Examination and assessment methods: portfolio assessment, written coursework, oral presentations and exhibitions. The student must pass each subject in order to proceed to the next level.
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