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Art Practice 1

ECTS Credits
Course code
Included in study programme
MFA in Medium- and Material Based Art

Brief course description

Involves the student’s preliminary exploration and development of the ideas, theme(s) and method(s) for their individual research and art practice.

The course’s learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, students shall be able to:

  • define their artistic concerns and area of artistic research, identify significant influences
  • practice an exploratory and inventive approach to ideas, materials and processes
  • develop understanding and insight into their own artistic practice

Teaching and learning methods

Consists of independent work, tutorials with the main tutor and other teaching staff. The interconnected teaching/learning methods include individual tutorials, student presentations, group tutorials and critiques, lectures, workshops, text production, participation in exhibitions, study trips etc. Students are encouraged to have tutorials with other teaching staff and visiting art professionals. Student-initiated and student-led projects are encouraged.

Study requirements:

  • Active participation
  • Completed work assignments, submission of written papers and/or presentations


The study requirements for the course have to be approved in order for the student to receive the final assessment. The student’s work and progress is assessed throughout each semester. A formal assessment takes place at the end of each semester.

At the semester assessment, each student presents their work to an assessment committee comprised of their main tutor and another member of the teaching staff. A brief report is delivered to the committee in advance of the student’s presentation. The presentation can include artworks, digital documentation and texts. The assessment committee reviews the student’s practice and progress together with the student.

Marks given are Pass or Fail.

A pass of each semester assessment is a requirement for continuation in the programme.