autumn 2017

SAK-3003 Thematic Fields Fundaments - 15 stp

Sist endret: 19.01.2018

The course is administrated by

Faculty of Fine Arts


Tromsø |

Type of course

Master Degree Program, first year. The course can not be taken as a singular course.

Course contents

The course functions as a platform for lectures, reading, discussions and analysis focusing on the Thematic Fields and its relation to Art. The aim is to explore theories and ideas, investigate the interrelation between artistic practice, society and theory around the Thematic Fields. From this research the students are expected to produce reflection and develop new theories, ideas as well as a language and art practise to formulate these theories.

Objective of the course

After completion of the course the candidate should have achieved the following learning outcome:


  • A deep understanding within the actual Thematic Field


  • Analyze, reflect, connect and communicate theoretical, discursive as well as aesthetic matters

 General proficiency

  • Share, discuss and contribute with ideas and knowledge in their artistic field.

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

  • Research
  • Discussions
  • Writing
  • Lectures
  • Study groups
  • Presentations
  • Production of publication presenting course research and mediating course discussions


Course requirements:

  • At least 75 % participation in the lectures
  • Active participation in discussions and study groups


  • Portfolio assessment: Publication contribution

 Course is assessed by Passed/Failed

 Re-sit exam:

 If Failed the student has the right to a re-sit exam the following term.


Recommended reading/syllabus

The reading list is jointly composed by tutors and students at course start.