spring 2021
SAK-3008 Individual exhibition practice, methods, theory and professional ethics - 30 ECTS

Last changed 09.02.2021

Type of course

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

Obligatory prerequisites

SAK-3007 Group exhibition practice, methods, theory and professional ethics

Course content

  • Tuition in relevant art history, theory and professional ethics
  • Knowledge about the social contexts and prerequisites of artistic practice
  • The planning and carrying out of a separate exhibition
  • Study trip

Objectives of the course

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


  • Knowledge of the context and prerequisites of artistic practice
  • A good knowledge of relevant art history, theory and professional ethics
  • Knowledge of the planning and completion of a solo exhibition


  • Ability to plan and carry out a solo exhibition
  • Ability to contextualize and reflect on artistic work produced both by oneself and by others

General competence

  • An understanding of the production and execution of a solo exhibition
  • An understanding of the prerequisites of the art world
  • Ability to apply relevant knowledge of art history, theory and professional ethics
  • A social perspective on artistic practice

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

Lectures, seminars, workshops, studio discussions, supervision, independent artistic work and study trip


The following coursework requirements must be approved before the exam:

  • Project outline describing one's own separate exhibition
  • Separate exhibition
  • Group evaluation of the individual exhibition and participation in group evaluation of fellow students
  • Attendance of the study trip

The exam consists of a submitted portfolio, an oral presentation and an examination. The oral presentation and the examination will be based on the submitted portfolio.

The portfolio must include:

  • Descriptions and reflections on participation in courses and workshops
    • Visual documentation of works made in connection with courses or workshops
    • A short description of the content of courses or workshops
    • Reflection on own learning outcome
  • Description and reflections on offered Artist talks and studio discussions.
  • Documentation of own solo exhibition:
    • Preparatory works (preliminary proposals / sketches / drafts) for own art work
    • Description of the work; medium, material, measurements etc.
    • Sketches / pictures / other documentation of the art work's presentation
    • Text presenting the art work, contextualizing and reflecting on its intention and significance

Exams are assessed with an overall grade according to the grading Passed/Not passed.

Re-sit exam the following semester.


  • About the course
  • Campus: Tromsø |
  • ECTS: 30
  • Course code: SAK-3008