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Artistic Research 1

ECTS Credits
Course code
Included in study programme
MFA in Art and Public Space

Brief course description

The course focuses on artistic research as incorporated into artistic practice. In order to develop an understanding of different research methods and genres, the course offers teaching which can relate to diverse academic disciplines, examples being anthropology, ethnography, sociology, journalism, the liberal arts and empirical science. In the field of art and public space, research relates specifically to an understanding of space-related practices and relations to contexts, places and situations. The course emphasizes that the starting point for this research is the student’s own practice, and that it can and should be applied in the student’s own master project.

The course’s learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student will:

  • have acquired knowledge about contemporary practices in public space
  • be able to use suitable approaches and methods for doing artistic research
  • possess basic competencies in artistic research, for the purpose of selecting and developing methods in relation to his/her own master project

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures, presentations, discussions, excursions, group work, independent work, workshops and practical assignments.

Coursework requirements:

  • The student must actively participate in discussions and complete and submit all written and practical assignments and/or presentat


The tutor/ teachers will give the student feedback at regular intervals throughout the course. Coursework requirements must be met. Final assessment is made on the basis of the student’s presentation of his/her own work in a plenary session.

The course is graded as pass/fail.