Art Practice 4 - Master's Project

Postgraduate course

Course description

Objectives and Content

In the final semester, students focus on the completion of their exam project, which is presented within the context of a group graduation exhibition. In support of their MA project, each student finalizes and submits a critical reflection.

Learning Outcomes

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


  • Articulate central themes, issues, tools, references, ethical dimensions, and processes within own practice
  • Communicate intentions, values, and meaning in own practice to an audience of varying backgrounds and expertise


  • Work purposefully and independently in the implementation of an individual artistic project
  • Manage own practice at a professional level
  • Demonstrate ability to analyze others' artistic work

General competence

  • Apply knowledge and skills at an advanced level
  • Finalize an independent artwork and present it in a public context


Full time.

Semester of Instruction


Place of Instruction

Campus UiB.
Required Previous Knowledge
Passed ART330.
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. Students additionally present their practice in the context of a group seminar. The presentations must include documentation, contextual references, and critical reflection.

Over this semester, each student finalizes their exam project and accompanying critical reflection, which build upon the work they have developed over the three previous semesters. Students all actively contribute to the planning and production of the graduation exhibition, which is presented within a professional context.

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 MA2 seminar
  • Presentation of the MA project, typically in the context of the graduation exhibition
  • Forms of Assessment

    Folder assessment.

    The folder must contain:

    • Critical reflection; this document typically takes the form of a written text of 3000 to 5000 words, but can take other forms if approved by the main tutor
    • Final exam carried out by a committee consisting of at least one external censor and the student's main tutor. The exam takes the form of an oral conversation that includes a presentation by the student and an assessment of their exam project and accompanying critical reflection
    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.