Theory for Practice 2
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.
- 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.