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Exhibition Practices 2

ECTS Credits
Course code
Included in study programme
Master’s in fine art (MFA)

Brief course description

Presenting your own work in public is central to all kinds of artistic practice. The 3rd semester is focused on the development of the students’ graduation projects. Through workshops, seminars, master classes, and individual tutorials, the students will acquire tools for how to develop both their individual graduation project as well as the collaborative group show exhibition. The emphasis of the seminars is on different exhibition formats and the discourses that surround them, supporting the students in positioning of their own work in relation to various formats of dissemination.

The course’s learning outcomes

Upon completing the course, students should be able to

  • prepare an original body of work for public presentation
  • provide a conceptual, aesthetic and critical framework for their work
  • gain knowledge about, and critically reflect upon, different exhibition formats, strategies of display and modes of public presentation
  • communicate in visual, spatial and material modes in order to engage the viewer, and consider the relationship between visual and written communication in an exhibition situation

Teaching and learning methods

  • seminars and group discussions
  • lectures, presentations and masterclasses (by course leader and/or guest)
  • sharing/discussing relevant texts
  • individual research
  • individual tutorials

Coursework requirements:

  • development of the graduation projects
  • active participation in exhibition workshops, lectures and seminars (with minimum 80 % attendance)
  • follow-up of feedback from teachers and fellow students


The required coursework must be approved in order for a student to receive a final course assessment. The student will be assessed by the teacher of the given course.

The following will be assessed:

  • The assessment will be seen in relation to the course’s learning outcomes.

The course is graded pass/fail.