Art Practice 1

Postgraduate course

Course description

Objectives and Content

In the first semester, students engage in artistic experimentation as they develop plans for their master¿s work.

In addition, students deepen their contextual understanding through independent research and gain knowledge of professional practice.

Learning Outcomes


  • Gain understanding of relevant techniques and methods for own art practice
  • Gain relevant critical and contextual understanding of own art practice


  • Develop and apply relevant approaches to achieve artistic aims
  • Refine methods for exploring and developing formal and conceptual aspects of master¿s work
  • Communicate artistic activities both orally and in written form
  • Document and present ideas effectively

General competence

  • Demonstrate development within own art practice


Full time

Semester of Instruction


Place of Instruction

University of Bergen
Access to the Course
Admission to the course requires the right to study in the Master's program in art.
Teaching and learning methods

Within the ART modules, the development of work takes place in close dialogue with the student¿s main tutor through guidance, both individual and in groups, that stimulates exploration and experimentation. Group critiques encourage students to hone their reflective and analytical skills in relation to the work of their peers.

A study trip takes place at the start of this semester, during which students give a short presentation of their work as an introduction to the group.

Students submit an individual semester plan outlining goals and proposed activities. These activities must correspond to the learning outcomes of the module and must be approved by the main tutor.

While emphasis is on independent development, students are encouraged to attend lectures, presentations, seminars and workshops as available. In addition to their tutor group activities, students meet regularly with their year group throughout the semester.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
  • Attendance at the start of the semester
  • Attendance at scheduled meetings with main tutor, individually and/or in groups, as indicated in the tutor contract
  • Submission of individual semester plan
  • Forms of Assessment

    The module uses the following forms of assessment: Portifolio/folder assessment

    The folder should contain:

    • Semester report; a written account of professional development for the current semester, as well as documentation of professional activity
    • Oral semester assessment takes place in the form of a 45 -minute conversation with main supervisor and another professor, which ends with the student receiving structured feedback on their own work and progression

    Passed semester assessment is a prerequisite for further studies in the master's program.

    Assessment criteria:

    • Artwork demonstrates formal, conceptual, and process-driven exploration, experimentation, development and realization at a proficient level
    • Candidate demonstrates ability to clearly present and contextualize their artwork through written report and assessment presentation
    Grading Scale
    Pass / Fail
    Assessment Semester
    Course Evaluation
    The module is evaluted every third year according to UiBs quality system for education.
    Programme Committee
    The program board is responsible for the academic content and structure of the study program and for the quality of the study program and all courses there
    Course Administrator

    The Art Academy at The Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design holds the administrative responsibility for the module and study program.