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Master Fine Art, 3. semester

  • ECTS credits30
  • Teaching semester
  • Course codeMAKU 3
  • Number of semesters
  • LanguageNorwegian / English.
  • Resources

Full-time/Part-time

Full-time.

Teaching semester

Autumn.

Place of Instruction

Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design, University of Bergen.

Objectives and Content

Content:

In the third semester, students will focus on studio work / practice, with the development of a possible final examination project. Students must attend a minimum of four supervision activities with their main supervisor. They will also have the opportunity to participate in relevant courses, workshops, lectures and other activities relevant to the development of their own work. In parallel with artistic activity, the main focus of the semester is finalisation of the first draft of the accompanying examination text. Students are offered guidance and courses by academic employees for the development of the accompanying examination document.

The semester concludes with presentation of the student¿s portfolio for evaluation.

Objectives:

Students should have developed works that will lay the foundation for further development of the examination project in the second year of the programme. The first draft of the accompanying examination document must be completed.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course, the student will be able to:

 

Knowledge and skills:

  • Students should be able to demonstrate a deeper development of their artistic works from the second semester, through mastery of complex academic processes at a higher level.
  • Students should be able to assess and present their own practice in relation to a broader context of contemporary and/or historical art practices.
  • Take initiative and personal responsibility to work independently, make decisions and manage their own time effectively.
  • Explore and analyse an artistic topic and present the result, orally and in writing, including also completing the first draft of the accompanying document for the examination project.

 

General competence:

  • Master and combine methods for exploring and developing an independent master¿s project.

Required Previous Knowledge

Successfully completed MAKU 2.

Access to the Course

The course is offered to students admitted to the Master¿s programme in Fine Art.

Teaching Methods and Extent of Organized Teaching

Third semester

In the third semester, students shall concentrate on developing their work for possible realisation in the final examination exhibition the following semester. Parallel to this, the students will work on completing the first draft of the accompanying examination text or a similar document in an alternative format. An alternative format must be approved by the main supervisor in the third semester. See guidelines for accompanying text. The first draft shall include a critical reflection, contextual references, a summary of the student¿s own study as a whole and an in-depth ¿artist¿s statement¿ that can form the basis for further professional activity after completion of the master¿s degree.

Studio practice 3 / project period

During this period, students plan and develop a major, independent project that can also be included in the final degree show for the master¿s programme. Parallel to their work on artistic projects, students will work on their examination document. In connection with the development of the examination document, students will be offered courses and guidance by academic employees with this focus.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Students must complete the first draft of the accompanying examination text or a similar document in an alternative format.

An alternative format must be approved by the main supervisor in the third semester. See guidelines for accompanying text.

The first draft shall include a critical reflection, contextual references, a summary of the student¿s own study as a whole and an in-depth ¿artist¿s statement¿ that can form the basis for further professional activity after completion of the master¿s degree.

Attendance at compulsory teaching activities

Forms of Assessment

Semester assessment takes place towards the end of the semester. The assessment is conducted in the form of a 45 minute oral conversation with the student¿s main supervisor and another academic employee, where the student receives structured feedback on his/her own work and progress.

Basis for assessment:

  • Attendance at compulsory teaching activities
  • Semester report with documentation of works and reflection on own learning and progress
  • Oral report on own learning and work effort during the semester assessment
  • Submission of the first draft of the master¿s document
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  • Assessment criteria:
  • Research
  • Analysis
  • Expertise
  • Experimentation
  • Realisation

Grading Scale

Past / Fail.

Assessment Semester

Autumn.

Course Evaluation

The course is evaluated regularly, in line with the guidelines for quality assurance at the University of Bergen.

Programme Committee

The programme board coordinates the programme of study and advises the department and faculty in matters pertaining to academic priorities, courses and quality development.

Course Coordinator

The programme board coordinates the programme of study and advises the department and faculty in matters pertaining to academic priorities, courses and quality development.

Course Administrator

The Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design.

Contact

Contact Information

Studieveileder@kmd.uib.no

Tel. (+47) 55 58 73 27