Your browser is not supported by To view this site please upgrade or use another browser. If you can't use a modern browser, try disabling javascript, which will make simple, but mostly usable.

Supported browsers: Chrome 117, Firefox (Android) 118, Android WebView 117, Chrome 117, Chrome 116, Chrome 115, Chrome 114, Chrome 109, Edge 117, Edge 116, Firefox 118, Firefox 117, Firefox 91, Firefox 78, Safari/Chrome (iOS) 17.0, Safari/Chrome (iOS) 16.6, Safari/Chrome (iOS) 16.3, Safari/Chrome (iOS) 16.1, Safari/Chrome (iOS) 15.6-15.7, Opera Mobile 73, Opera 103, Opera 102, Opera 101, Safari (MacOS) 17.0, Safari (MacOS) 16.6, Safari (MacOS) 15.6, Samsung 22, Samsung 21

Javascript is disabled. should still be usable, but the user experience will be simpler.

Theory for Practice 2

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

Brief course description

Developing ways to describe and present an artistic project is a central part of an artist’s practice. By means of theoretical and art-historical approaches, the Theory for Practice classes should help students develop a language and a mindset that can support reflection on their own and others’ artistic practice. Sometimes this work will involve writing practice, but oral conversations may be equally important. During this semester, students focus on developing their research paper.

The course’s learning outcomes

Upon completing the course, students should be able to

  • conduct independent research on topics that are relevant for their artistic work
  • articulate clearly questions and ideas that shape their artistic practice, both orally and in writing

Teaching and learning methods

Students develop a research paper in dialogue with their teachers, through a combination of seminars and individual tutorials. They should continue to work on their own exploration and on ideas and practices that are relevant for their practice, as well as develop a vocabulary that may be used in their further career as a professional practitioner.

Coursework requirements:

  • submission of written assignments and/or delivery of oral presentations
  • active participation in preparatory seminars and classes (minimum 80% attendance)
  • follow-up on 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 class.

The following will be assessed:

  • submitted texts and delivered oral presentations, as seen in relation to the course’s learning outcomes

The course is graded pass/fail.