autumn 2023
SAK-3009 Artistic Reflection - 30 ECTS

Type of course

Cannot be selected as a single course. Requires admission to Master in Fine Art.

Obligatory prerequisites

SAK-3008 Solo exhibition practice

Course content

  • Lectures on relevant art history, theory and professional ethics
  • Workshops and supervision in writing about one’s art practice

Objectives of the course

After completing the course, the student has the following learning outcomes:


  • A particularly good ability to contextualize and reflect on one’s own artistic work
  • A particularly good knowledge of relevant art history, theory and professional ethics


  • Ability to apply relevant knowledge of art history, theory and professional ethics to reflect on and contextualize artistic work, both of one’s own and that of others, in written and oral form

General competence

  • A particularly good ability to contextualize and reflect on art in writing

Language of instruction and examination


Teaching methods

Lectures, seminars, workshops, group crits and supervision.



Examination: Date: Duration: Grade scale:
Oral exam 11.12.2023–15.12.2023 35 Minutes Passed / Not Passed
Own Artwork 11.12.2023–15.12.2023 10 Minutes Passed / Not Passed

Coursework requirements:

To take an examination, the student must have passed the following coursework requirements:

A submitted text Approved – not approved
A submitted portfolio Approved – not approved
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More info about the coursework requirements

The following coursework requirements must be approved before exam:

  • A submitted text describing, contextualizing, and reflecting upon one’s own artistic practice.
  • A submitted portfolio including:
    • Descriptions and reflections on participation in lectures, seminars, and workshops
    • Documentation of works made in connection with workshops
    • A brief description of the content of the workshops
    • Reflection on one’s own learning outcome
    • Description and reflections on attended artist talks and studio visits
    • Attendance on study trip

More info about the oral exam

The exam consists of the following two parts:

  • The first part of the exam will be a verbal presentation of a physical project/work/artwork brought along by the student. The object must be the students own work/artwork.
  • The second part is an examination based on the above mentioned verbal presentation, as well as the submitted portfolio.

The presentation will last for 10 minutes. The examination and feedback from the examiners lasts for 35 minutes. The exam lasts for a total of 45 minutes.

Re-sit examination

Re-sit exam the following semester.

Info about the weighting of parts of the examination

Overall discretionary assessment
  • About the course
  • Campus: Tromsø |
  • ECTS: 30
  • Course code: SAK-3009
  • Tidligere år og semester for dette emnet