Curating (fee-based course)

Target Group and Admission Requirements

Applicants must possess general admission requirements (with the exemptions and transference provisions subject to the regulations). The following will also be required:

  • A passing grade for course in Art history, at least 10 sp or something similar
  • Some knowledge and experience from principal institutions and organisations in the Norwegian art world
  • Access to ICT
  • Attend four sessions, five days per session, during the following weeks: 36, 41, 3 and 11

The following should accompany the application:

  • A copy of school-leaving sertificates and certificates
  • A written justification

Aim of the Programme

The course has two objectives. It aims to provide students with a general understanding of the position and conditions of art in society, and provide expertise in topics such as mediation of visual art, arranging exhibitions and cultural management. One target group are employees in, or in other ways connected to, art institutions. Another target group are students who allready has studied Art History, Cultural Administration and Mangement, College of Art or something similar.

Curriculum and structure

Code Course title Credits O/V *) Credits pr. semester
  S1(A) S2(V)
3324 Curating 30.00 O 15 15
Total: 15 15
*) O - Mandatory course, V - Optional course

The main subjects are: Art policy, The society of art, The theory of Aesthetics and Contemporary Art, mediation of Visual Art and Art Management.The core of the programme is two 1-week workshops per semster.

The students should be prepared to pay the cost of some study trips to museums and galleries in the county of Telemark other surrounding counties.

Teaching and Learning Methods

The study programme is structured so that it will be possible to combine study with a full-time jobb. It is based on a combination of teaching, supervision, self-study and solution of assinments. Lectures, seminars, internet-based supervision, group assignments and an individual assignment. The web-based learning platform Fronter will be a vital tool in teaching; this will also facilitate contact between programme coordinators, lecturers and participants between the workshop sessions. It is therefore essential that students have access to Internet and e-mail.

Theory and Practical Training

The coherence between practical art management and theoretical approach to mediation of contemporary art is sweeping through the course.

Assessment Methods

In the autumn semester:

  • Written group assignment counts 20%

In the spring semester:

  • 5-hour individual examination in syllabus-related theory counts 20%
  • Final written individual assignment that counts 60%

Use of letter grades, where A to E represents passing marks, F a falling mark. All assignments must receive passing grades to obtain a passing grade for the course.

Subject to change.

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

Publisert av / forfatter Bente Støa <> - 07/02/2012