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In this specialisation study programme, Wood and Metal – Art, Crafts and Design, students will further develop their knowledge and skills in working with wood and metal. They will gain new experiences and use their creative skills through the development of ideas, experimentation and carry out design using wood as their primary material, and metal as their secondary material. The study programme will develop awareness of subject specialisation opportunities and values in which learning, culture and the environment are key elements.

As the third year of study in the study programme, Subject Teacher: Education in the Arts, the specialisation programme is aimed at teaching in primary and secondary schools, folk high schools and music and art schools. Knowledge, skills and familiarity with creative processes and aesthetic qualities will be focused on in the study programme.
As the third year of study in the study programme, Visual Arts and Design, students will acquire specialisation in a particular field. On the basis of the student’s interests and skills within art and design, the specialisation programme will provide the opportunity for professional development, where the development of ideas, aesthetic reflection and practical activities will form the basis for gaining skills at bachelor’s level.

In work with artistic expression, design and product development, students will develop their ability to make decisions and defend professional practices, and create the basis for their future professional practice.

The study programme is based on the common goals described under art and handicrafts in the National Curriculum, Subject Teacher: Education in the Arts, established by the Ministry of Education and Research on 3rd April 2003.

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.

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.

Aim of the Programme

The student will:

  • increase their knowledge and understanding of design and their ability to express themselves, through creative work using wood as the main material.
  • increase their knowledge and skills in processing visual, material, communicative and functional qualities.
  • gain experience using materials, tools, techniques and working methods suitable to the discipline.
  • increase their knowledge of art and design culture, and develop their ability to act in relation to tradition and innovation within the discipline.
  • Be able to use methods for the development of ideas, design and products.
  • Be able to plan and carry out teaching, accommodating the variation in pupils’ learning requirements.
  • gain knowledge and experience of development work with regard to the subject.

Curriculum and structure

Code Course title Credits O/V *) Credits pr. semester
  S1(A) S2(V)
924DEPR Wood and Metal: Design and Product
15.00 O 15  
924KUNST Wood and Metal: Artistic Expression in
Wood and Metal
10.00 O 10 10
924MRT Wood and Metal: Materials, Tools and
10.00 O 10  
IFFYPR Subject and Professional Didactics –
Practical Training
5.00 O   5
IFFVIT Theory of Science 5.00 O 5  
IFFBACH Bachelor’s Thesis – Final project 15.00 O   15
Total: 0 0
*) O - Mandatory course, V - Optional course

The study programme is divided into 6 courses. They will be assessed and approved before the student will be allowed to complete the last course in the study programme, the Final Project / Bachelor’s Assignment.

The courses:

1. Materials, Tools and Techniques


2. Design and Product Development


3. Artistic Expressions


4. Scientific Theory, R & D


5. Subject or Professional Didactic Practice


6. Final Project / Bachelor’s Assignment


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

Subject content may be distributed across several courses and approached in different ways.

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 the courses, activities such as ‘Open Door’ and ‘Research Days’, and possibly other activities, will be included in the study programme.

Student Council

Students will elect their own Student Council consisting of 2-3 students who will 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

Individual work by students constitutes an important learning method in the study programme, as well as the theoretical part. Group work and guidance involving fellow students in various learning situations, in small seminars, discussions and common exhibition projects will be emphasised. The study programme includes demonstrations, practical exercises, skills training, lectures, and discussions. In addition to class teaching, supervision will be given individually and in groups. 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. The formulation of the assignments is aimed at providing the students with greater detailed knowledge of the subject and a broader perspective of their creative activities. Visits to exhibitions are also part of the programme, and possibly short excursions.

Theory and Practical Training

Roughly five weeks of the academic year are reserved for the course Subject or Professional Didactic Practice. Students who are enrolled on a three-year subject-teacher programme will complete three weeks of teaching practice in upper secondary schools, folk high schools or other educational institutions.

Students who are not enrolled on a three-year subject-teacher programme will complete a period of work-experience at a business or carry out project practice.

These students may also apply to complete their practice period at a school if desired.

Assessment Methods

Students are personally responsible for keeping themselves informed 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 complete the final course, the Bachelor’s Assignment. The student must receive passing marks in all the courses before he/she will be awarded a diploma for successfully completing the study programme.

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 Assignment will be entered on the diploma.

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; Practice must receive a passing mark before the student will be awarded a 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 - 04/01/2012