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Artistic research, B, 1.5 Credits

Swedish name: Konstnärliga processer och forskningsmetoder, B

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

Course code: 1FK087

Credit points: 1.5

Education level: Second cycle

Main Field of Study and progress level: Fine Arts: Second cycle, has second-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 gives an introduction to artistic research.

Expected learning outcomes

After completing the course the student should be able to:

  • show broad and in-depth knowledge and understanding of, concepts and ideas within artistic research.

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, and has obtained the grade Pass in the course Artistic research, A offered in the first term of the programme..

Form of instruction

Teaching may consist of seminars, lectures, field studies and the completion of practical assignments.

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 also 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.

Deviations 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 activity. The student can apply for a transfer of credits for all or part of the course based on previous completed education or professional activity. 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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