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Artistic practice, A, 25.5 Credits

Swedish name: Individuellt konstnärligt arbete, A

This syllabus is valid: 2020-06-08 and until further notice

Course code: 1FK083

Credit points: 25.5

Education level: Second cycle

Main Field of Study and progress level: Fine Arts: Second cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements

Grading scale: Two-grade scale

Responsible department: Umeå Academy of Fine Arts

Revised by: Head of Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, 2023-09-12


The course is based on the student's artistic work. In the course, the student explores his or her own artistic work with the support of supervision.

Expected learning outcomes

After completing the course, the student should be able to:

  • show in-depth knowledge and understanding both practical and theoretical in the field of Fine Arts
  • demonstrate practical and theoretical skills and knowledge required to working life and demonstrate the ability to, in national as well as international contexts, orally, in writing, or otherwise, present and discuss his or her activities.

Required Knowledge

Participation in the course assumes that the student is admitted to the Master's programme at the Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå University.

Form of instruction

The course consists of individual artistic work with the help of supervision, individually and in groups. During the course, the student is entitled to at least two individual supervision opportunities and is given the opportunity to present and discuss his artistic work at seminars. In introductory seminars, the upcoming semesters are planned and each student presents orally and / or in writing their own planned artistic work.

The gender perspective is an important part of education and the course is conducted in such a way that both women and men's experiences, knowledge, history and the importance of these are made visible and put into perspective both theoretically and practically. The course is also conducted in such a way that sustainability is made visible as an aspect of artistic practice and is noticed both theoretically and practically.

Language of instruction is English.

Special written material may be distributed during the course. To be announced at the start of the course..

Examination modes

The student's artistic work is examined continuously during the course, both in groups and individually. Written or oral exams may occur. The choice of another or further examination form is presented at the start of the course.

Deviaions from the syllabus may be made for a student who has decided on educational support due to a disability. Individual adaptation of the examination form must be considered based on the student's needs. The form of examination is adapted within the framework of the syllabus's expected study results. At the request of the student, the teacher responsible for the course, in consultation with the examiner, must quickly decide on a suitable examination form. The decision must then be notified to the student.

In the course the grade Pass or Fail is given. For students who have not passed an ordinary test opportunity, an additional test opportunity is arranged, if necessary, within three months and an entrance examination within one year. A student who has passed regular exams without an approved result and a re-test for a course or part of a course, is entitled to have another examiner appointed at the next re-examination, unless special reasons contradict it. The request for this is made to the Director of Education at the Office of the Humanities. Students have the right to be tested on the same syllabus as in regular exams on at least two occasions up to two years after the first registration.

The student can apply for transfer of credits for all or part of the course based on previous completed education or professional activities. Credit assessments are tested individually in accordance with Umeå University's credit accounting scheme. For more information, see https://www.umu.se/en/student/my-studies/transfer-of-credits/


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