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Master Project 1 Spring

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Included in study programme
MFA in Art and Public Space

Brief course description

For the master’s degree programme Art and Public Space, each individual student’s main project is called the master project. This can consist of one single project, or it can be a combination of several smaller projects that refer to, explore, comment on or interact with public space.

The course Master Project 1, Spring follows up and continues to develop the project that was begun in the autumn semester. By acquiring knowledge about a place, a context or a situation and its aesthetic, artistic, cultural, political and social idiosyncrasies, the student will continue to work on an independent artistic project in public space. While working on the project, the student will confer closely with the main tutor.

By the end of the spring semester, the student will complete parts of his/her project, or a smaller part-project, and present it to a public. The student will receive feedback which will be pertinent for working further on the art project during the course called Master Project 2, Autumn.

The artistic work can take different forms ranging from traditional sculpture in various media or architecturally-based installations, to relational art and social interventions. The master project can include various artistic strategies and methods, and the student can develop it through working independently or as part of a group.

The course’s learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student will:

  • be able to discover and analyse artistic issues in the field of art in public space, and demonstrate this ability in relation to his/her own proposed master project
  • Possess specific knowledge about production and communication related to artistic practices in public space
  • be able to develop and describe an art project in public space by formulating a project description for his/her master project
  • Be able to produce a project (or several small projects) which follows up the train of thought in his/her proposed project description
  • know about and be able to convey general strategies, methods and issues related to developing and creating art in public space
  • have the basic skills necessary for publically presenting the master project

Teaching and learning methods

Courses, tutorials and independent work.

Coursework requirements:

The production of independent works of art is central to the master programme, and it entails that the student specializes by working independently and by developing art projects in consultation with the main tutor.

The course also involves extensive independent work, group discussions and tutorials with the main tutor as well as guidance from other professional staff and guest teachers.

The student must submit the project description. It is assumed that the student will participate actively in discussions, complete all assignments and submit all practical and written assignments and/or presentations. There is also an 80 percent attendance requirement.


All coursework requirements must be met. The project description must be approved before the student can progress in the study programme.

The project description is evaluated on a pass/fail basis by a group of three examiners.