442 BA Norwegian Folk Arts, bachelor

Target Group and Admission Requirements

The Bachelor’s programme in Norwegian Folk Arts is designed for people who are interested in practicing a traditional craft and in mediating Norwegian folk arts. Admission to the programme is based on general admission requirements or prior experiential learning accreditation.

Aim of the Programme

The programme will provide students with an introduction to, and further knowledge of, Norwegian folk arts. Practice of the craft is stressed. The students choose whether they will work with wood, metal or textiles during the first two years. In the third year, the students may choose a subject which will strengthen the Bachelor’s programme and give it a profile, either through practical or theoretical studies.

The aim of the programme is that the students will become skilled practitioners of a handicraft and that they will acquire a theoretical basis for working with the mediation and teaching of folk arts.

Further Education opportunities

The Bachelor’s programme in folk arts may form a basis for admission to the MA Norwegian Traditional Arts or other Master’s programmes.

Curriculum and structure

Obligatory Courses
Code Course title Credits O/V *) Credits pr. semester
  S1(A) S2(V) S3(A) S4(V) S5(A) S6(V)
FKUN1 Folk Art 1 60.00 O 30 30        
Total: 30 30 30 30 0 0
*) O - Mandatory course, V - Optional course

The Bachelor’s programme in folk arts is composed of the Folk Arts I and Folk Arts II and a third year of study which may be taken at Rauland or at another location within the Telemark University College system. A foundation course in a humanities or social science subject at another university college or university or one year at a foreign educational institution are also possible alternatives for the third year of study.

(Please refer to the curricula of the following study programmes: Folk Arts I and Folk Arts II).

Teaching and Learning Methods

Workshop courses constitute more than half of the study time during the first two years. In addition, there will be lectures, seminar sessions / courses and study excursions. The students should also expect to spend extra time in the workshop completing various assignments. The academic year is divided into project periods, one of which is somewhat longer to allow completion of the final project.

Theory and Practical Training

In the study programme Folk Arts II, two weeks are reserved for practical training in a museum, with a professional craftsman, in a crafts business or in similar surroundings.

Assessment Methods

The assessment methods include written examinations and individual project assignments/ programme assignments. Some of the programme requirements will be assessed on a pass/fail basis while others will receive letter grades. (Please refer to the curricula of the following study programmes: Folk Arts I and Folk Arts II).

Minor adjustments may occur during the academic year, subject to the decision of the Dean

Publisert av / forfatter Frode Evenstad <Frode.EvenstadSPAMFILTER@hit.no>, last modified Bodil Akselvoll - 12/03/2008