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Contextualisation 1

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

Brief course description

Contextualisation 1 is structured around topics relevant to each student’s artistic practice, general artistic issues, and introductions to various aspects of theory and methodology. The aim is to stimulate the student’s ability for critical reflection and contextualisation of their own work.

The course’s learning outcomes

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

  • develop a theoretical and historical understanding of the discipline they are involved with and situate their work within a wider context
  • reflect upon and communicate their artistic practice (demonstrated in spoken and written communication)
  • communicate their own work using concepts and terminology relevant to their artistic specialisation

Teaching and learning methods

Consist of lectures, group discussion and tutorial sessions. Attendance at theory lectures, writing-practice workshop and tutorials are mandatory.

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.