Norwegian Folk Art 3, fordypning


Norwegian Folk Art 3 is a specialisation programme in the third and final year of the Bachelor’s degree programme in Norwegian Folk Art. The study programme is therefore of interest to those students who wish to study Norwegian Folk Art for all 3 years of a Bachelor’s programme at the Department of Folk Culture. The study programme comprises two 30 ECTS courses and is taught over two semesters. It is also possible to pursue part of the studies abroad. Studies abroad will be scheduled for the spring semester of the final year.

Target Group and Admission Requirements

The study programme is intended for students who have completed the one-year study programme and the specialisation study programme in Norwegian Folk Art. It is intended to give these students specialised competence in working with their chosen material.

Students from other comparable backgrounds; students who wish to acquire specialised competence in their chosen material, such as students from art colleges; and students who are pursuing their third year of a studies in a subject teacher study programme in arts, design and handicrafts may also be accepted.

Application Requirements:

Students must have completed the one-year study programme and specialisation study programme in Norwegian Folk Art or equivalent two years of higher education with specialisation in a particular material.

Aim of the Programme

In the second specialisation year in the Norwegian Folk Art in the Bachelor’s degree programme, students will further improve their skills in forming a particular material. To master a material in a way which will combine technical and aesthetic competence in achieving their objective as expressed in a product requires a long period of study.

The two first years of study in Norwegian Folk Art are intended to widen the students’ horizons and provide an understanding of techniques, materials and the form-language of traditional arts.

Normally, after a period of time, the student will choose a field of specialisation. During the third year, the students must choose to give some topics less emphasis, and select a field of specialisation.

Curriculum and structure

Code Course title Credits O/V *) Credits pr. semester
  S1(A) S2(V) S3(A) S4(V) S5(A) S6(V)
60FKUN3 Tradition-Based Design 30.00 O 30          
60FKUN3P Bachelor’s Thesis - Final Project 30.00 O   30        
Total: 0 0 0 0 0 0
*) O - Mandatory course, V - Optional course

The study programme is divided into two courses of 30 ECTS credits, one in the autumn semester and the other in the spring semester. The first three course units are taught in the autumn and course unit 4 is taught in the spring semester.
The Bachelor’s Thesis in the spring semester is based on the instruction in the autumn.
Students will be given the opportunity to specialise in their field, both theoretically and practically.
Course unit 1: Materials, Design and Technology (20 ECTS credits)
Course unit 2: Subject Theory (5 ECTS credits)
Course unit 3: Research Methodology and R & D work (5 ECTS credits)
Course unit 4: Project - Specialisation Thesis (30 ECTS credits)

Teaching and Learning Methods

Teaching and learning methods in the study programme include lectures, seminars, group work, excursions and self-study. The autumn term includes most of the direct instruction, while the spring semester consists to a large degree of self-study. The instruction in the autumn semester will be arranged on fixed weekdays and intensive blocks related to the discussion and introduction of new topics.
After the plan for the Bachelor’s Thesis has been approved in the spring semester, students must work to acquire theoretical and practical knowledge through work with their chosen material up until the point of the final Bachelor’s examination. Three mandatory one-week seminars will be conducted in course unit 4 in the spring semester, where students will present their work and receive feedback.

Assessment Methods

The third year of study in Norwegian Folk Art comprises 60 ECTS credits and consists of two courses of 30 ECTS credits each. One unit of 30 ECTS credits is taught in the autumn semester and the second block is taught in the spring semester. Two grades will be included on the diploma.
Autumn Semester, 30 ECTS credits.
The following programme requirements must be fulfilled in order to receive a diploma:
1 study assignment assessed pass / fail in course unit 1.
2 study assignments assessed with a grade in course unit 1.
1 written examination, 4 hours, in subject theory.
The study assignments count for 75% of the final grade.
The written examination in subject theory counts for 25% of the final grade.
Spring semester, 30 ECTS credits.
The following programme requirements must be fulfilled in order to receive a diploma:
The student must have participated in the three mandatory one-week seminars.
Students will have completed mandatory supervision sessions.
Bachelor’s Thesis – the Bachelor’s Thesis will have been assessed and counts for 100% of the grade.
The Bachelor’s Thesis will be presented at the end of the academic year.

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

Publisert av / forfatter Ian Harkness <>, last modified Bodil Akselvoll - 29/02/2012