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Contextualisation 2

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

Brief course description

Contextualisation 2 continues the discourse on topics relevant to each student’s artistic practice, general artistic issues, and relevant aspects of theory and methodology. The aim is to stimulate the student’s ability for critical reflection and the contextualisation of their own work. The development of the student’s writing practice is central to the presentation of their final project. Includes the development of analytical and interpretational skills

The course’s learning outcomes

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

  • reflect critically on their own practice viewed in context
  • present independent work using relevant art language and terminology
  • conceptualise and communicate their art project/art practice
  • demonstrate knowledge of major concepts and intellectual approaches related to medium and material-based art
  • communicate their own work using concepts and terminology relevant to their artistic specialisation

Teaching and learning methods

Consists of lectures, seminars, group discussion and tutorial sessions. Attendance at theory lectures, writing-practice workshops and tutorials is mandatory.

Study requirements for the course are as follows:

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


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.