Art Practice 3

Postgraduate course

Course description

Objectives and Content

In the third semester, students focus on the development of their exam project and complete the first draft of the accompanying critical reflection.

Learning Outcomes


  • Demonstrate understanding of relevant techniques and methods for own art practice
  • Explore and analyze relevant themes and frameworks through the completion of the first draft of the MA text


  • Demonstrate heightened competence with relevant processes
  • Show initiative to work independently and make considered choices

General competence

  • Refine and combine methods to further explore and develop individual master's project


Full time.

Semester of Instruction


Place of Instruction

University of Bergen
Required Previous Knowledge
Passed ART320.
Access to the Course
Admission to the course requires a right to study in the Master's program 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.

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 scheduled meetings with main tutor, individually and/or in groups, as indicated in the tutor contract
  • Submission of individual semester plan
  • Submission of first draft of critical reflection
  • Forms of Assessment

    The module uses the following forms of assessment: Portifolio/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 progression to the final stage of the master's program

    Assessment criteria:

    • Artwork demonstrates formal, conceptual, and process-driven exploration, experimentation, development and realization at advanced 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.