Curricula 2015–

D = full-time studies
F = part-time studies

Degree Programme in Fine Arts (240 cr)

English translation, degree programme conducted in swedish.
Degree: Bachelor of Culture and Arts
Qualification title: Bachelor of Culture and Arts
Duration of studies: 4 years
Study type: Full-timeFull-time
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Gru

Core studies

30 cr
UOKUÖ10AS93   12 cr
UOKUÖ14IN01

Introduction to COPSA studies



The student
-is familiar with own unit, branch and style of learning; considers studies, future plans and is conscious of the importance of personal development in relation to life-long learning and professional work;
-can acquire new skills and personal learning environments;
-is familiar with the examination process;
-can look for and critically assess information;
-can plan, effect and evaluate processes;
-can apply tools for project planning and treatment;
-can work with others in group and teamwork activities regardless of their background
1
3    3 cr
YH10SV01

Swedish



The student can communicate oral and in written forms in a well structured and linguistically effective way to meet the demands of working life and society; is familiar with the working procedure for scientific writing and can make use of reference systems; is aware of different ways of looking for information and is able to give written accounts in accordance with the rules of standard presentation.
1
3    3 cr
YH10EN01

English



The student can communicate professionally in oral and written forms in contexts relating to professional life; has knowledge of core terminology within own area of activity and make effective use of the main contents in technical material; maintains a positive approach for developing receptive and productive language skills knowing the appropriate tools to apply for this purpose; is aware of cultural differences in international contexts.
3    3 cr
YH10FI01

Finnish



The student can communicate professionally in oral and written forms in working life situations and interfaces involving customers and working partners; has the mastery of core terminology within own branch and can make effective use of technical material in own studies, in future work and professional development; will attain a level of Finnish required by law (424/2003) for employees in the public sector: i.e. 'satisfactory' (grade 1,2 or 3) or 'good' (grade 4 or 5) in spoken and written Finnish. Oral and written skills graded separately.
 3   3 cr
639  18 cr
UOKUÖ12KH01

History of Art 1



The student:
- is familiar with, and can define history of, art traditions with emphasis on early history of art
- develops an appreciation for expression, form and content from various periods in history
- is able to interpret and identify the all-embracing materials relating to the history of art.
1
3    3 cr
UOKUÖ13KK01

Cultural Awareness



The student:
- is familiar with, and can develop an appreciation of, the concept of culture from a wide perspective
- develops an understanding of the complex phenomenon of culture in a social and societal context
- acquires the ability to apply principles for lasting cultural development
- develops an appreciation for contemporary culture
- acquires the ability to make constructive, collective interpretations of the present age.
3    3 cr
UOKUÖ14KH02

History of Art 2



The student is familiar with concepts and thought processes relating to the 20th Century art scene; develops an understanding of content, design and expression; has a mastery of analytical and reflective thinking; can define visual culture and the challenges in this field; has the ability to offer individual and collective interpretations about artistic expressions and their relevance to time and space.
 3   3 cr
UOKUÖ13KD01

Contemporary Art and design



The student:
- is familiar with and can explain the diversity of contemporary art
- can offer an overview of contemporary art and design
- can discuss contemporary art in relation to the history of art tradition
- can interpret contemporary art in terms of expression, form and content.
  3  3 cr
UOKUÖ12FÖ01

Business awareness



The student:
- can define and identify with the role of the professional in respective branch of study
- develop a sense of business and entrepreneurial knowhow
- develop a knowledge of financial systems within the creative field of art.
  3  3 cr
UOKUÖ10FM01

Research Methodology



The student develops an open, critical approach relating to the role of art and culture in society; is familiar with the method most applicable to research in specific branch of study and can make use of the most relevant professional skills in terms of research methodology; formulates questions pertaining to research individually and creatively; documents and critically analyses methods and results from research activities within a specific area.
  3  3 cr
Yrk

Professional studies

159 cr
BD15VW3012912 63 cr
BD15VW01

Drawing



On course completion the student is expected to:
- appreciate the goals of this course and develop own skills,
- establish the core importance of drawing and sketching,
- recognize the most significant functions relating to drawing,
- establish own style for observing and interpreting surroundings and work on the results in various ways by drawing,
- apply various tools, materials and techniques in work,
- visualize own ideas,
- establish the basis for sketching techniques,
- adapt knowledge acquired in daily routine.
3    3 cr
BD15VW02

Painting 1



On course completion the student is expected to:
- recognize and actively pursue, in this day and age, important developments within painting,
- appreciate the aims, materials, techniques, tools and industrial welfare in terms of painting in theory and in practice,
- categorize the spheres of knowledge relating to painting in terms of composition, colour and perspective.

- appreciate the goals of this course and develop own skills,
- appreciate the significance of colour in further studies,
- question and analyze own and other people's work,
- identify own sense of colour,
- identify artistic processes in colour,
- quote theoretical points of departure in the context of colour,
- categorize colour terminology,
- observe, apply and evaluate colour and form and understand their mutual relationship in work.
3    3 cr
BD15VW03

Sculpting 1



On course completion the student is expected to:
- provide and recall examples on course principles (based on art tradition),
- distinguish sculpting as a phenomenon, its traditions and prevailing contemporary attributes,
- recognize the spheres of knowledge relating to sculpting in terms of composition, form and space.
- adapt abstract points of departure in sculpting,
- discover sculpting to be a versatile, boundless phenomenon.
Workshops:
- evaluate cooperation with other students and learn from each other,
- adapt the principles of lasting development and material resourcing,
- recognize and implement workshop tools and machines,
- understand continually the importance of workshops in future work activities,
- appreciate the importance of discipline, tidiness and orderliness in the workshop.
3    3 cr
BD15VW04

Printmaking 1



On course completion the student is expected to:
- identify and recall the basic principles of the course (on the basis of art tradition),
- apply the principles for lasting development and material resourcing,
- describe the strict routines for printmaking workshops,
- pinpoint the techniques, tools and industrial welfare in the context of printmaking,
- recognize the majority of techniques in printmaking,
- identify various qualities in paper.
1
3    3 cr
BD15VW05

Photography



On course completion the student is expected to:
- define picture composition in terms of static pictures,
- discuss developments in photography,
- recognize photography as a medium and technique in the context of art,
- describe the principle functions of the camera regarding still pictures,
- identify the basic functions of Adobe Photoshop.
3    3 cr
BD15VW06

Video



On course completion the student is expected to:
- define picture composition in terms of a moving picture,
- discuss the development of video art,
- appreciate the importance of sound in the context of video art or a moving picture,
- describe the principle function of the professional video camera,
- identify the basic functions of editing programmes (e.g. Adobe Premier) and similar tools.
3    3 cr
BD15VW07

Concept laboratory



On course completion the student is expected to:
- create concept and suitable forms of presentation, individually and collectively,
- develop an idea by means of experiments and research methods and processes,
- appreciate contextual effects,
- understand the conceptual significance in a contextual working group
- understand the importance of expression and medium as well as the presentation relating to a particular concept.
3    3 cr
BD15VW08

Portfolio 1



On course completion the student is expected to:
- illustrate own work in printed and digital formats,
- explain the most basic functions of Photoshop,
- select a simple method of working from within InDesign.
- make use of a basic means of giving own presentations on the web (e.g. blogg or an alternative free picture gallery on the net),
- conduct a basic discussion relating to the talk series, ArtistTalk.
3    3 cr
BD15VW09

Portfolio 2



On course completion the student is expected to:
- assemble texts and pictures from all components of the dissertation to create a graphic whole which may be used for various publication purposes.
   3 3 cr
BD15VW10

Process of writing



On course completion the student is expected to:
- combine the text-picture relationship with the picture-text relationship,
- apply different styles of writing,
- analyze the similarities between visual communication and spoken language,
- clarify the importance of reflective writing about own creations,
- write and compile a basic report,
- evaluate how one can eventually express oneself in spoken and written forms.
 3   3 cr
BD15VW11

Workshop Society



On course completion the student is expected to:
- be effective individually and collectively (in dynamic group projects),
- establish the relationship between society and artistic practice as well as participate actively in societal projects,
- envisage responsibility for society and fellow human-beings both ethically and aesthetically from a constructive point of departure,
- establish principles for collaborative work with other people in multi-professional working groups and maximize the use of information and communication techniques in own work,
- describe the effects between society and art,
- clarify the core concepts and forms of expression such as relational art, societal art, political art, communal art.
 3   3 cr
BD15VW12

Workshop Environment



On course completion the student is expected to:
- be influential individually and collectively (e.g. in dynamic group projects),
- establish the relationship between the human-being and artistic practice as well as participate actively in communal art projects,
- establish the principles for collective and theme work activities as well as work with other people in multi-professional working groups,
- make full use of information and communication techniques in own work,
- identify the challenges central to an ever increasing sphere of photography,
- describe the effects between human-social activities and art,
- clarify the core concepts and forms of expression such as communal art, art in care, psychology art, art of the body, art therapy.
  3  3 cr
BD15VW13

Presentation 1



On course completion the student is expected to:
- listen to other people and appreciate the importance of oral and visual types of communication,
- clarify the importance of implementing information communication techniques in own studies,
3    3 cr
BD15VW14

Presentation 2



On course completion the student is expected to:
- classify and theoretically describe own basic skills,
- compare and analyze own and other people’s work,
- acquire the ability to question,
 3   3 cr
BD15VW15

Presentation 3



On course completion the student is expected to:
- identify challenges within an ever increasing field of photography,
- justify the importance of theoretical research and study of literature to succeed as a practising artist.
  3  3 cr
BD15VW16

Presentation 4



On course completion the student is expected to:
- Identify challenges. processes and topics related to exhibition situations.
   3 3 cr
BD15VW17

Workshop Technique, installation



On course completion the student is expected to:
- clarify the implications and working methods of a workshop,
- discover various possibilities for workshop activities,
- apply workshop methods to future artistic work or projects,
- establish own role in a specific workshop.
3    3 cr
BD15VW18

Workshop 2



On course completion the student is expected to:
- plan own workshop session,
- gauge the importance and results of a workshop,
 3   3 cr
BD15VW19

Workshop 3



On course completion the student is expected to:
- make own contribution to a workshop in terms of performance, event or installation,
- combine analysis and theory with practical work.
  3  3 cr
BD15VW20

Contemporary Art & Art Discourse



On course completion the student is expected to:
- appreciate the course goals and in practice develop own skills,
- question and analyze dominant trends and interpret political situations influencing this field,
- gauge contexts influencing the dominant artistic and cultural climate,
- analyze and evaluate critically contemporary/modern-day art in written form,
- identify trends in modern-day art in general and in detail.
- Identify gender related topics.
   6 6 cr
BD15BA15362718 96 cr
BD15BA01

Studio, Project work. BA Studies 1



On course completion the student is expected to:
- establish a creative, artistic method of working (often) in terms of place selection and time availability,
- realize that art studies constitute a process of maturity and transformation,
- establish own position, gradually becoming familiar with, and feeling at home in, a studio environment,
6    6 cr
BD15BA02

Studio, Project work. BA Studies 2



On course completion the student is expected to:
- hold a discussion and relate to various situations in terms of own field,
- establish practices within the world of art, the phenomenon of contemporary art and history of art traditions,
- interpret and analyze surroundings critically and constructively,
- reconstruct and plan own project: idea - implementation - conclusion - reporting (process for 4th year),
- prepare for individual supervision and tutorial session.
9    9 cr
BD15BA03

Studio, Project work. BA Studies 3



On course completion the student is expected to:
- evaluate the importance with a command of abstract perspectives in terms of photography as well as apply visual creativity and visual possibilities of self-expression,
- illustrate the importance of technical selection in terms of idea and concept,
- develop own work to establish individual expression.
- evaluate a supervision process,
 9   9 cr
BD15BA04

Studio, Project work. BA Studies 4



On course completion the student is expected to:
- illustrate own capacities, experiences and forms of expression in a visual context,
- identify challenges within an ever increasing field of photography,
- establish own expression in relation to the history of art and contemporary art,
- construct and plan a project of ones own: Idea – to carry through – to finnish – to report. (Process for the 4th year)
- evaluate tutorial processes.
- plan before individual turorials.
 9   9 cr
BD15BA05

Studio, Project work. BA Studies 5



On course completion the student is expected to:
- evaluate the importance of theoretical research and study of literature,
- categorize specific components in artistic work, e.g. by means of specific paintings, specific sculptures, short videos or a contribution from a certain organization,
 9   9 cr
BD15BA06

Studio, Project work. BA Studies 6



On course completion the student is expected to:
- participate in discussions about various topics in own field of study,
- work actively individually and collectively (e.g. in dynamic group projects),
- possess the skills to actively keep up with this phenomenon within art,
- propose and analyze at own initiative own artistic processes,
 9   9 cr
BD15BA07

Studio, Project work. BA Studies 7



On course completion the student is expected to:
- consider and analyze own and other people’s work,
- identify a societal perspective in an artist’s work and participate in societal projects,
- reflect own expression in the history of art and contemporary art,
- Conduct a deeper discussion regarding ones own trade
- contain trade typical communication situations within the field.
  9  9 cr
BD15BA08

Studio, Project work. BA Studies 8



On course completion the student is expected to:
- conduct a discussion by using the talk series, ArtistTalk in order to question and give critical analysis.
- independently establish, plan and manage complete projects,
  9  9 cr
BD15BA09

Studio, Project work. BA Studies 9



On course completion the student is expected to:
- evaluate the importance of theoretical research and the study of literature,
- evaluate the importance of adapting own work in the light of individual researching.
  9  9 cr
BD15BA11

Studio, Project work. BA Studies 11



On course completion the student is expected to:
- clarify the importance of theoretical research and the study of literature,
- classify and view own work as whole entities and/or series of units,
- initiate and hold discussions of critical analysis.
- clarify how one can conduct artist research,
- by means of own artistic process justify and show skills and readiness to commence dissertation work.
   9 9 cr
BD15BA10

Studio, Project work. BA Studies 10



On course completion the student is expected to:
- gauge and master own artistic processes,
- study own environment critically and constructively,
- categorize art from local, national and international perspectives,
- structure, plan and present own complete dissertation project.
   9 9 cr
Val

Elective studies

33 cr
BD15VF93318 33 cr
BD15VF01

Painting 2



On course completion the student is expected to:
- promote the field of art and exhibit in public the results of own paintings,
- establish observations and interpretations of surroundings and work on the results of various concept types as well as formal results,
- establish painting as a phenomenon, its traditions and prevailing contemporary attributes,
- apply methods for visual production of colour, form, place and time,
- categorize abstract points of departure in painting.
3    3 cr
BD15VF02

Sculpting 2



On course completion the student is expected to:
- discern the important developments in sculpting,
- establish own style of expression in sculpting for lasting development,
- appreciate the aims, materials, techniques, tools and industrial welfare in terms of sculpting in theory and in practice,
- evaluate the importance of the playful side of sculpting.
3    3 cr
BD15VF03

Printmaking 2



On course completion the student is expected to:
- identify important historical developments in printmaking,
- establish own style of expression in graphic art and take responsibility for lasting development,
- recognize the various materials, techniques, tools and industrial welfare in terms of printmaking in theory and in practice,
- evaluate the importance of the playful side of printing techniques and graphic art.
3    3 cr
BD15VF12

Studio, Project work. BA Studies 12



On course completion the student is expected to:
- combine own artistic process with a dissertation,
- influence and manage in practice the entire process of an art project: idea - planning - scheduling - process - conclusion - marketing - presentation - reporting - evaluating.
   9 9 cr
BD15VF13

Studio, Project work. BA Studies 13



On course completion the student is expected to:
- justify the significance of the practical process adopted with regard to the dissertation,
   9 9 cr

Optional course 1



To gain various additional knowledge in various professional areas according to interest and needs
1
 3   3 cr

Optional course 2



To gain various additional knowledge in various professional areas according to interest and needs
  3  3 cr
Lär

Degree Thesis

15 cr
BD10LP   15 15 cr

Degree Thesis



The student develops and shows methods of applying knowledge and skills relating to professional studies; can consider, document and report on ways of development; can give professional presentations of own work; possesses a critical, analytical train of thought; is able to show professional competence.
   15 15 cr
Pra

Work placement

30 cr
 31215 30 cr
BD15PR01

Practice 1



The student shall:
- acquire an initial insight into professional life as an artist,
- possess a greater awareness of new possibilities for eventual further studies,
- appreciate the importance of reporting,
- have a clear understanding in reality of the relationship between the course as a whole, individual expression and practical activity.
 3   3 cr
BD15PR02

Practice 2



The student shall:
- acquire a deeper insight into the professional life of an artist,
- possess a greater awareness of new possibilities for further studies,
- appreciate the importance of reporting,
- have a clear understanding of the relationship between the course as a whole, individual expression and practical activity.
  12  12 cr
BD15PR03

Practice 3



The student shall:
- acquire a deeper insight into the professional life of an artist,
- possess a greater awareness of new possibilities for further studies,
- fully appreciate the importance of reporting on practical activities,
- have a clear understanding of the relationship between the course as a whole, individual expression and practical activity.
   6 6 cr
BD15PR04

Practice 4



The student shall:
- possess a thorough insight into the professional life of an artist,
- possess a broad, in-depth feel for own study area ahead of dissertation work,
- fully appreciate the importance of reporting on practical activities,
- have a clear understanding of the relationship between the course as a whole, individual expression and practical activity.
   9 9 cr


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