Master’s Thesis 60MASTOP

Course Description

The Master’s Thesis may be characterised as a research process carried out by means of aesthetic, creative and practical work, theory of art and pedagogy/didactics, in which the thesis question governs the work process. The thesis should comprise a whole in which aesthetic and creative work and reflection complement each other. A didactic component should be included in the thesis, if the thesis does not include a didactic perspective.

The content of the thesis shall consist of:

  • formulation of a thesis question
  • an account of the thesis’s position in relation to the chosen field and scientific theory
  • choice and justification of strategy and methodology
  • clarification of the relevant content and important concepts
  • completion of a project with the help of sources and the student’s own observations/work
  • appropriate theoretical, practical and aesthetic documentation
  • subject didactics perspective
  • discussion of results

The thesis should be effectively organised and should include a clear, visual presentation in relation to images, the summary and the exhibition of the aesthetic, creative work. The sources used in the writing of the thesis and summary must be cited according to a recognised style.

Assessment Methods

The Master’s Thesis should be completed before the end of the fourth semester. The following parts will be assessed:

  • The thesis
  • Exhibition of practical, aesthetic, creative work
  • Final oral examination
  • 4-page summary (which will be included in the database)

The final assessment will be subject to an overall assessment in which the thesis and exhibition will be given most emphasis.

The assessment will be carried out by a committee which will consist of both internal and external examiners.

The following will be entered on the diploma:

  • grades for:
    • the General Part
    • the Master’s Thesis
  • the title of the Master’s Thesis

Please refer to Telemark University College’s Examination Regulation for further information.

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

Publisert av / forfatter Ella Melbye <>, last modified Jostein Sandven - 22/12/2011