Artistic Research 2

Postgraduate course

Course description

Objectives and Content

This subject is a framework for investigation of specific topics within Artistic Research. The aim for this subject is to engage the students in artistic research investigations in depth under supervision of a member of the professional staff experienced in artistic research practice.

Content of the subject will vary from year to year based on the ongoing artistic research practices and projects of staff members.

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 deeper understanding of artistic research process and practice
  • Gain greater insight into their own artistic research project
  • Increase knowledge into specific artistic research topics


  • Further develop their own artistic research practice
  • cooperate on special artistic research topics
  • Increase ability in artistic research practice within a specific topic

General Competence

  • Be able to communicate own project in a professional manner based on knowledge of other research in the field
  • Work in a collaborative environment with supervisor and partners


Full time

ECTS Credits


Level of Study


Semester of Instruction

Required Previous Knowledge
60 credits including the subjects DES310, DES311 and DES312, DES320 and DES321
Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap
Approved subjects from exchange can substitute DES320 and DES321
Access to the Course
Admission to the master's program in design.
Teaching and learning methods
Artistic research methods as a foundation, with specific methods based on subject and supervisor, ex. lectures, group work, field work.
Forms of Assessment

The following form of assessment are used in this subject:

  • Written reflection note with visual documentation of process. Max. 3000
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.