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Digital image processing represents a broad range of different skills and areas of use. Present day visual communication is becoming increasingly digitalised and takes different forms. Knowledge and use of visual communication is a necessary requirement in many fields, and basic skills of the subject area have become necessary for teachers in communicative, and visual and creative subjects.

The study programme is based on common goals in the national curriculum for teacher training in design, arts and crafts established by the Ministry of Education and Research 3 April 2003. The specialisation study programme focuses particularly on the role of the subject teacher.

Target Group and Admission Requirements

The study programme is primarily intended as a subject specialisation course in the Bachelor’s programme, Subject Teacher: Education in the Arts, or as a fourth year course in the same programme. The study programme may also be included as part of the 3-year Bachelor programme, Visual Art & Design, but without subject didactics. It may also be taken as an advanced independent programme.
Admission requirements are a minimum of 60 ECTS credits in Education in the Arts or the equivalent.
The student should possess basic ICT skills. This represents the minimum equivalent of ICT skills that is an integrated part of the foundation programme (15 ECTS).

Aim of the Programme

Students will develop a general understanding of the subject area, and learn to understand relations and opportunities in creative activity, learning and teaching.
Students will:

  • Develop knowledge related to the use of information and communications technology within the subject area.
  • Develop aesthetic and visual communicative abilities and gain awareness of their own position and potential for development.
  • Acquire knowledge of the relevant hardware and software with regard to assignments within arts, dissemination, teaching and learning, as well as develop a critical and evaluative attitude towards ICT.
  • Develop the ability to examine the consequences of the use of digital technology in visual creative subject areas locally and globally.
  • Acquire a basic understanding and knowledge of the development and use of technology in visual creative activities.

Curriculum and structure

Code Course title Credits O/V *) Credits pr. semester
  S1(A) S2(V) S3(A) S4(V) S5(A) S6(V)
959IDE DBVK Idea, Technique and Illustration 15.00 O 15          
959BILDE DBVK The Three-Dimensional Image 10.00 O 10          
IFFVIT Theory of Science 5.00 O 5          
IFFYPR Subject and Professional Didactics –
Practical Training
5.00 O   5        
959LBIB DBVK The Moving Image and the
Interactive Image
10.00 O   10        
IFFBACH Bachelor’s Thesis – Final project 15.00 O   15        
Total: 30 30 0 0 0 0
*) O - Mandatory course, V - Optional course

The study programme is divided into 7 courses. Several of the courses build on each other technically as well as academically, and may not be taken as independent courses outside the study programme. They must be evaluated and approved as passed before the student may take the programme’s last course, the final project/Bachelor’s thesis.

1. Idea, Technique, Illustration


2. The Three-Dimensional Image


3. Scientific Theory, R&D


4. The Live Image and the Interactive Image


6. Subject or Professional Didactic Practice


7. Final Project/Bachelor’s Thesis





The courses are taught in the spring semester (30 ECTS) and the autumn semester (30 ECTS).

Subject content, projects, and assignments may be distributed across several courses.

Subject and professional didactics is included in the study programme as a part of all the courses.

Some of the subject material may be considered common for all of the specialisation programmes. This will be mediated largely through seminars/lectures

In addition to programme’s courses, activities such as ‘Open Door’ and ‘Research Days’ will be included, and possibly other activities.

Student Council

Students will be expected to choose their own Student Council consisting of 2-3 students who function as intermediaries between the teaching team and the class in matters such as the planning and execution of class activities.

Teaching and Learning Methods

During the initial periods the student will solve several practical assignments related to the subject material that is presented during the period. The assignments and courses are structured to ensure progression, so students gain experience and knowledge in one course unit before moving on to the next. The teaching is done in parallel to the assignments, and includes an introduction to the practical work methods and subject theory. The interaction between aesthetic dissemination and creative activity, theory and reflection constitutes an important and effective teaching and learning method.
Project work, visits to exhibitions, and excursions are also part of the programme, whenever this is appropriate.
Internal and external projects of interest can in special cases replace assignment periods, if these are considered to be equivalent in terms of syllabus content to one or more assignment periods.

Theory and Practical Training

Roughly five weeks of the academic year are reserved for the course Subject or Professional Didactic Practice. Three of these weeks are associated with teaching in upper secondary schools, folk high schools or other educational environments. All students who are not enrolled on a three-year subject-teacher programme should normally complete a period of work-experience at a business or complete project practice. These students may also apply to complete their practice period at a school if desired. The course Subject or Professional Didactic Practice will be assessed as pass or fail. It is important to use digital-based tools during the practice period.

Assessment Methods

Students are personally responsible for orienting themselves about assignment requirements, deadlines and programme requirements, etc. All the assignments must be completed and submitted before the deadline specified in the semester plan/year-plan/period plan before the student will be allowed to take the final course, the Bachelor’s Thesis.

The examination

All the courses in the study programme must receive passing marks before the student may be awarded a diploma for successfully completing the study programme. The courses will be graded. A letter grade will be given, on a scale from A to F, where A is the highest possible grade, and E is the lowest passing grade. The course Subject or Professional Didactic practice will be assessed pass/fail.

The courses may be assessed in different ways, including portfolio assessment and written examinations (please refer to the individual course descriptions).

The course grades and the title of the Bachelor’s Thesis will be entered on the diploma. Students who do not complete the study programme will receive a transcript of the grades for the courses they have passed.

Please refer to Telemark University College Examination Regulations for further information.

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 Jostein Sandven - 05/01/2012