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Postgraduate course

Course description

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the subject the student should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills, and general competence:


  • Gain a basic understanding of various theoretical models and methods, including post-phenomenology and Actor Network Theory


  • Gain skills with empirical methods, objective data analysis and evaluation
  • Gain skills with subjective, imaginative, and material methods

General Competence:

  • Be able to work in a collaborative environment with team members


Full time

ECTS Credits


Level of Study


Semester of Instruction

Required Previous Knowledge
Passed the subjects DES310, DES311 and DES312.
Access to the Course
Admission to the master's program in design.
Teaching and learning methods
  • Lectures
  • Group work
  • Field work
  • Presentations
  • Forms of Assessment

    The following form of assessment are used in this subject:

    • Plenary end presentation
    Grading Scale
    Pass / Fail
    Assessment Semester
    Reading List
    The syllabus will be ready by 01.07. for the autumn semester and 01.12. for the spring semester.
    Course Evaluation
    The subject will be evaluated every third year, according to UiB¿s quality system.
    Programme Committee
    The program board is responsible for the academic content and structure of the study and for the quality of the study program and all subjects in the program.
    Course Administrator
    The Faculty of Art, Music and Design, Department of Design has the administrative responsibility for the course and the study programme.