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The programme Master in Fine Art is a two-year course that aims to give the students a unique footing for their future advancement in research, theory and professional artistic practice. The programme is aimed at emerging artists who seek to deepen their practice in a context that is studio and workshop oriented and where they are encouraged to develop their own initiatives. To contribute to the programme provides a balanced insight between local and international issues of importance to contemporary society.
The objective of the programme Master in Fine Art is to develop the student's ability to work as a professional artist. The programme aims to reflect the contemporary conceptions of what it means to work as a professional artist and thereby offer students the opportunity to develop their individual ambitions to work professionally in the field of fine arts. As the main objective is to educate artists, the creation of works of art, exhibitions and other artistic expressions constitutes the most important aspects in the programme of study. The programme also provides a foundation for other professional roles in and relating to the field of art.
After passing the programme, the candidate has the following learning outcome:
- In-depth knowledge of artistic methods and techniques
- Detailed knowledge of relevant art history, theory and professional ethics
- Thorough knowledge of presentation, documentation, ability to reflect on and place artistic works in context, produced by oneself or by others
- Knowledge of the planning and complexion of a solo exhibition and text production
- In-depth knowledge of the prerequisities for artistic practice in a societal perspective
- Ability to present, contextualize and reflect on artistic works produced by oneself or by others, both in written and oral form
- Ability to plan and implement artistic projects in different display formats and contexts
- Practical and theoretical understanding of artistic work at a high professional level
- Understanding of various ethical issues related to artistic work
- Ability to analyze relevant professional and research ethical issues and to apply them in artistic work at a high professional level
- Ability to innovate in both artistic production and in methods of communication
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|First semester (autumn)||
In addition there will be two mandatory HSE courses: HMS-0501 and HMS-0502 worth 0 ECTS
|Second semester (spring)|
|Third semester (autumn)||
Study plan is revised, changes can be done
|Fourth semester (spring)||
Study plan is revised, changes can be done
Admission to the programme Master in Fine Art requires:
- A completed Bachelor’s degree (180 ECTS) in Fine Art or equivalent, with at least 80 ETCS in either art, design, architecture, crafts, photography
- PLEASE NOTE! The portfolio must be saved as one (1) PDF document before uploading on Søknadsweb
- Documentation of 6 – 8 work samples. Each work sample can include up to 5 pictures, for example how the work is installed, close-ups and so on
- Include a link if you have sound or video files
- Written reflections in English on the submitted work samples (maximum of one page)
- Written description in English about artistic direction and focus (maximum of half a page)
Admission will be determined by an overall assessment of the applicant's qualifications, the quality of previous artistic work demonstrated by submitted portfolio and the interview.
The teaching will provide the students with tools that enable them to acquaint themselves in the international art field, and to reflect on and competently discuss artistic work, produced by themselves or others, both textually and orally.
Teaching and learning activities:
- Specialization in artistic methods and techniques
- Tuition in relevant art history, theory and professional ethics
- Introductory tuition on prerequisites for a professional art practice
- Specialization in one’s own form, style or genre of art production
- Supervised writing on contextualization and reflection related to one’s own artistic practice
- Planning and executing both a group exhibition and a solo exhibition
- Participation in graduation project with work of art, as well ascontributing to a publication connected to the show
- Study trips
Students will be evaluated through coursework requirements and examinations. Attendance requirements and assignments must be met and approved in order to qualify for examination. For detailed descriptions of requirements, see individual course descriptions. Examination and assessment methods: portfolio assessment, writtencoursework, oral presentations and exhibitions.
The grading system is Pass/Fail.
This is a full-time programme. All teaching and learning activities, except study trips, will take place in Tromsø.
In the 2nd semester, students will have the option of attending a foreign university as an international exchange student through agreements related to the programme.
|Royal Institute of Art||Sverige|
|Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design||Tyskland|
|Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissensee - Hochschule für Gestaltung||Tyskland|
|Vilnius Academy of Arts||Litauen|
|University of the Arts Helsinki||Finland|
|The Danish National School of Performing Arts||Danmark|
|Estonian Academy of Arts||Estland|
|Art Academy of Latvia||Latvia|
|Jutland Art Academy||Danmark|
|University of Gothenburg||Sverige|
|University College of Arts, Crafts and Design||Sverige|
|The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts||Danmark|
|Funen Art Academy||Danmark|
|Iceland University of the Arts||Island|
In her audio- and video-installations, short films and lecture performances, Juliane Zelwies explores the psychology of social interaction, particularly with regard to (human) communication. Visually at home in the ambiguous borderland between documentary and dramatisation, much of her work relies on an exchange with expert groups and individuals, with whom she looks into the construction and deconstruction of narratives.
Since 2017 Juliane is artistic research fellow and PhD candidate of the Norwegian Artistic Research Fellowship Programme at the Academy of Art, The Arctic University of Norway in collaboration with the Faculty of Fine Art at Universitetet i Bergen. In her research project The Reserve Elite she explores the habitus of artists (i.e. how their beliefs and ethics are reflected in their work performance and communication), both among each other and in exchange with other art professionals and the public.
Juliane´s work has been exhibited in solo- and group exhibitions and film festivals, amongst others at the Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles; TSA, Brooklyn, NY; Redling Fine Art, Los Angeles; Galerie Wedding, Berlin; Galleria Huuto, Helsinki; Landesmuseum für Technik und Arbeit, Mannheim; D21, Leipzig; Z/KU, Berlin; LIFT, Toronto; Galerie Axel Obiger, Berlin; Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY; Hong-Gah Museum, Taipei; Derive Art Space, Taichung; KAV16 Gallery, Tel Aviv; Digital Art Lab, Holon; Deutsches Technikmuseum, Berlin; 59th Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale); The Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival; Hamburg International Short Film Festival; Stuttgarter Filmwinter; Shedhalle Zurich; ZAIM Art Center, Yokohama; Temple Gallery, Philadelphia; NBK Berlin; Sjöhistoriska Museet, Stockholm.
Besides, Juliane lectures at various art schools and curates film programmes. Her video works are distributed by arsenal distribution - Institute for Film and Video Art.
more information: www.juliane.de
Hanna Horsberg Hansen is a Norwegian art historian. She is head of the Art department, where she teaches art history and –theory.
She is a pioneering scholar within the field of Sámi art. The last twenty years she has published stories about Sámi art from heterogeneous perspectives rather than an art history, as she recognizes that art history as a Eurocentric, linear history of evolution tends to marginalize and rather castigate all art that do not fit in to the evolution as primitive. Her publications comprise stories about contemporary as well as historic art, institution building and the connections between Sámi art and politics