Art Practice 2

Postgraduate course

Course description

Objectives and Content

In the second semester, students further develop their art practice and carry out a project for public display. Students additionally present their work in a seminar context.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the module, the student must demonstrate:


  • Deepen understanding of relevant techniques and methods for own art practice
  • Examine own work in relation to historical and/or contemporary practices


  • Plan, carry out, exhibit, and mediate an individual or collaborative artwork as part of a group presentation
  • Collaborate with fellow students on activities related to exhibition practice

General competence

  • Demonstrate progress from first semester with regard to artistic work
  • Demonstrate a conscious level of reflection on the field


Full time.

Semester of Instruction


Place of Instruction

Campus UiB.
Required Previous Knowledge
Bestått ART300. Passed ART300.
Access to the Course
This is a mandatory module that requires admission to study in the Master's programme in Fine 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.

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

This semester, each student presents their practice in the context of a group seminar. The presentation must contain documentation, contextual references, and critical reflection. Students additionally contribute to a group project presented within a public context. The project is planned, mounted, and executed by the students themselves.

While emphasis is on independent development, students are encouraged to attend lectures, presentations, seminars and workshops as available.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
  • Attendance at scheduled meetings with main tutor, individually and/or in groups, as indicated in the tutor contract
  • Submission of individual semester plan
  • Participation in MA1 group project and seminar.
  • Forms of Assessment

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

    The folder should contain:

    • Semester report; a written account of artistic development over the current semester, as well as documentation of artistic activity
    • Oral semester assessment; a 45-minute conversation with the main tutor and another internal censor, 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.

    Grading Scale
    Pass / Fail.
    Assessment Semester
    Course Evaluation
    The module is evaluted every third year according to UiBs quality system for education.
    Programme Committee
    Programstyret har ansvar for fagleg innhald og oppbygging av studiet og for kvaliteten på studieprogrammet med emner.
    Course Administrator

    Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design holds the administrative responsibility for the module and studyprogram.