KLS 3561 Art and Design Industries

KLS 3561 Art and Design Industries

Course code: 
KLS 3561
Department: 
Communication and Culture
Credits: 
7.5
Course coordinator: 
Peter Booth
Course name in Norwegian: 
Art and Design Industries
Product category: 
Bachelor
Portfolio: 
Bachelor of Creative Industries Management - Programme Courses
Semester: 
2021 Autumn
Active status: 
Active
Level of study: 
Bachelor
Teaching language: 
English
Course type: 
One semester
Introduction

Broadly covering the visual arts, graphic and visual design, digital design, and formgiving design (clothing, furniture, interior, etc.), the course facilitates students to gain knowledge about the art and design industries' actors, structures, processes, metrics of value, economic and cultural policy conditions, and methods for problem solving. Students develop skills in design thinking and artistic methods applicable within and beyond art and design, in art and design related communication/marketing, in industry specific financing options and challenges, and in processes of value creation in the art and design industries.

Learning outcomes - Knowledge

On completion of the course the student should have:

  • Acquired ‘mapping’ knowledge about the art and design industries' sub-categories, actors, structures, and processes.
  • Basic knowledge of complimentary and competing theories of value used for assessing the worth of art and design goods.
  • Basic knowledge of the economic value chain in art and design.
  • Knowledge of approaches to problem solving in art and design, and how this can be applied to organizations beyond the art and design industries.
  • Knowledge of communication and audience challenges facing organizations working with art and design.
  • Knowledge of financing options and challenges in art and design.
Learning outcomes - Skills

After completing the course, the student should be able to:

  • Identify and analyze critical processes of value creation in the art and design industries.
  • Apply basic principles of design thinking and artistic methods in an organizational context beyond art and design.
  • Analyze audience and communication strategies in art and design.
  • Identify and analyze financing options for organizations in art and design
  • Develop more competent use of English, with orientation towards its use in the creative industries.
General Competence

After completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Reflect on the different and sometimes competing attitudes towards the aesthetic and economic elements that are peculiar to the art and design industries.
  • Develop a sensibility for the complex range of motivators within both industries.
  • A general awareness of key management issues facing the art and design industries.
  • Reflect on how problem solving and value creation methods and practices from art and design can be applied in other industries.
Course content
  • What is art and design and what (if anything) separates them?
  • Mapping the art and design industries by their goods, participants, structures and organizations
  • Systems of value in art and design, and the correlation and antagonism between these
  • The economic value chain in art and design
  • Introduction to design thinking and artistic methods applied to non art and design sectors
  • Communication in the market art and design goods
  • Introduction to the financing challenges and options for art and design organizations
Teaching and learning activities

The course is conducted through participatory seminars run by course responsible and external guests. The student is encouraged to do the relevant readings prior to seminars, to actively participate in seminar activities, and to work consistently throughout the semester in order to complete and submit all six (6) portfolio assignments.

The student is evaluated 100% individually through a portfolio evaluation at the end of the course. Five portfolio assignments are to be submitted during the semester. Each student will receive feedback on his/her efforts during the semester via one peer evaluation and teacher feedback on one portfolio assignment. All portfolio assignments and corresponding feedback will be anonymously published to all fellow students in the course for self-development.

The final portfolio submission, which will determine each student’s grade, must consist of a total of four portfolio assignments. Except for two mandatory assignments (the sixth assignment and the course participation journal), the student can select the remaining two portfolio assignments for submission from the other portfolio tasks completed during the semester.

Further information on deadlines and structure of the portfolio assignments will be given at the start of the course.

Software tools
No specified computer-based tools are required.
Additional information

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Qualifications

Higher Education Entrance Qualification

Covid-19

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there may be deviations in teaching and learning activities as well as exams, compared with what is described in this course description.

Teaching

Information about what is taught on campus and other digital forms will be presented with the lecture plan before the start of the course each semester.

Required prerequisite knowledge

None

Exam categoryWeightInvigilationDurationGroupingComment exam
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
KLS 35611
Grading scale:
ECTS
Grading rules:
Internal and external examiner
Resit:
Examination when next scheduled course
100No1 Semester(s)Individual The final portfolio submission, which will determine each student’s grade, must consist of a total of four folder tasks. Except for the two mandatory assignments (the sixth assignment and the course participation journal), the student can select the remaining two folder assignments for submission from the other portfolio tasks during the semester.
Exams:
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Weight:100
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Individual
Duration:1 Semester(s)
Comment:The final portfolio submission, which will determine each student’s grade, must consist of a total of four folder tasks. Except for the two mandatory assignments (the sixth assignment and the course participation journal), the student can select the remaining two folder assignments for submission from the other portfolio tasks during the semester.
Exam code: KLS 35611
Grading scale:ECTS
Resit:Examination when next scheduled course
Type of Assessment: 
Portfolio assessment
Total weight: 
100
Student workload
ActivityDurationComment
Teaching
28 Hour(s)
Prepare for teaching
80 Hour(s)
Submission(s)
92 Hour(s)
Sum workload: 
200

A course of 1 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of 26-30 hours. Therefore a course of 7,5 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of at least 200 hours.