Wood and Metal: Artistic Expression in Wood and Metal 924KUNST

Learning outcome

The various courses in the study programme have their own target areas and specific content and subject matter related to these. However, the target areas of one course may illuminate the target areas of another. Key topics may be discussed several times using different approaches, and the structure of the studies does not hinder an examination of topics that cross several areas.

Students will be able to:

  • Recognise the possibilities which are inherent in materials to mediate content and interact with other forms of expression.
  • Use colour, texture and surface treatment when working with materials.
  • Understand the significance of surface qualities for communication.
  • Demonstrate the ability to build further on previous experience/knowledge and expand their repertoire through their own work.
  • Recognise the value of recycling from aesthetic and environmental perspectives.
  • Place the materials in meaningful relationships in spatial and temporal contexts.
  • Demonstrate the ability to materialise elements and build up an expression in a selected situation.
  • Reason about current social topics and base their own expressions upon these.
  • Demonstrate the ability to make a quality presentation of a finished product in the form of an exhibition.

Course Description

The course focuses on working with artistic expression related to the three-dimensional art forms such as sculpture, relief, installation and sculptural forms of art. Through formal, theoretical and practical processes, students will gain further expertise in working with wood and metal, where the analysis and understanding of three-dimensional forms is crucial. Experience with the material’s expressive and communicative qualities will also be focused on. The assignments aim to provide students with greater knowledge of the subject, and a broader perspective with regard to their own creative activity.

Teaching and Learning Methods

Teaching will mainly take place in classrooms and the wood and metal workshop, and will consist of lectures, demonstrations, seminars, study groups and individual work with the exercises and assignments. In addition to the joint teaching, supervision will be given individually and in groups. Teaching takes place in parallel with assignments and includes an introduction to practical and formal subject areas, and lectures in subject theory. The interaction between creativity, theory and reflection is an important part of the course. Students are expected to devote considerable effort to studying.

Assessment Methods

Assessment will be carried out on the basis of one or more submitted portfolio assignments.

The response(s) will consist of a practical aesthetic work, relevant documentation and theoretical material, as well a written report with the usual requirements for report writing and presented as a whole.

All assignments and / or course requirements must be completed, submitted and evaluated as passed before stipulated deadlines as indicated in the semester plan / year-plan / timetable, before a final passing mark can be given for the course.

A final grade will be given on a scale from A to F, where A is the highest and E the lowest passing grade.

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

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

Publisert av / forfatter Ian Hector Harkness <Ian.HarknessSPAMFILTER@hit.no>, last modified Jostein Sandven - 30/12/2011