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Communication 3

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

Brief course description

The course offers further practical and theoretical knowledge about facilitating the public’s encounter with art and presenting art projects in public space. Teaching takes place parallel to the student working on his/her independent master project. The course emphasizes the need to incorporate such communication as part of developing an art project. It contributes to developing knowledge about forms of communication, contexts and the public.

The course’s learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student will:

  • have developed knowledge about forms of communication and theories and their use in art in public space
  • have acquired knowledge about the encounter between various art projects, contexts and people in public spaces, and be able to relate critically to that knowledge and to use it
  • be able to use various theories, practical tools and methods for communicating with others about his/her own artistic work, also in order to understand how it may be possible to facilitate the public’s encounter with his/her art project in public space
  • be able to use various strategies and methods for making his/her art project in public space accessible, all in relation to the given context and type of public
  • possess basic competence necessary for presenting his/her art project in a public space

Teaching and learning methods

Workshops with guest lecturers, presentations, discussions, group work and independent work.

Coursework requirements:

The student must actively participate in discussions and complete and submit all written and practical assignments and/or presentations. There is an 80 percent attendance requirement for all organized teaching.


Coursework requirements must be met. The course is assessed based on the student’s own work, as presented in a plenary session.

Grading is pass/fail.