Degree Project Course description Ädellab, MA2, tutor Karen Pontoppidan Degree Project consists of the following three learning elements: Essay 7,5 ECTS Laboration 4 7,5 ECTS Exam 12 ECTS Touchdown 3 ECTS The Essay-writing develops the student’s competence in writing as well as reading scientific reports and articles. The theme of the essay is chosen by the student and the course consists of seminars, group discussions and individual tutoring. Laboration 4 marks the culmination of the assessed work on the course. Here we expect to see the emergence of the Masterful Practitioner, presenting a fully resolved body of work that can be defended through public examination, which fulfills all of the objectives that the students have set for themselves at the start of the year. During the Exam the students present themselves as artists, their intention with the degree project, their visual work, their capacity to embrace the complexity of a master project and their ideas about further development as professional artists. The exam will include opponents and take place in front of an audience. Touchdown presents the student and their work in a fully polished professional way, making use of contacts and skills acquired earlier in the year. This will culminate in a major public exhibition – and we expect students to have a professional development plan in place to exploit the opportunities that their graduation will present them with. This is the final preparation for the student’s professional career. MA2 – Degree Project Learning outcomes Examination criteria Material based research Upon completing the course, the student is to: Plan and execute a project leading to a considerable improvement of the students capacity in a specific field of jewellery and/or corpus To fulfil the learning outcomes: The student presents an individual body of work. The body of work is communicating the chosen subject of the exam-work through the language of jewellery and/or corpus. The amount of work equals the time given for the development of the exam project. Demonstrate a fully resolved body of work to a professional standard. Every piece is finished and accomplished to a professional standard. The pieces are developed to the point comparable to the international market. Demonstrate an individual contemporary expression as well as professional technical solutions within the field of jewellery and corpus art The student’s work demonstrates her/his artistic skills as well as her/his technical knowhow. Each technical solution is appropriate for the chosen material and each technical solution is accomplished to perfection in relation to the expression of the piece. The pieces have contemporary expressions, as they relate to the contemporary western culture; this might also include quotes to other periods or cultures. Go beyond what have been taught and creatively deal with new situations in a way that new knowledge is created. The group of work demonstrates an individual artistic position. The pieces are providing insight into the development of the project, as they might be pointing out different aspects of the project. Demonstrate profound insight into the complex relation between the human body, an object and a space The choice of material, form and techniques as well as the cultural references within the work are expressing the subject of the exam project. The student is able to reflect on her/his choices in relation to the subject of the exam-work. The work also communicates the context in which it should be placed, as well as it refers to the category of objects it relates to. Knowledge within the field Upon completing the course, the student is to: To fulfil the learning outcomes: Demonstrate profound insight into the method of communicating through objects The choice of material, form and techniques as well as the cultural references within the work are expressing the subject of the exam project. The student is able to reflect on her/his choices in relation to the subject of the exam-work. Demonstrate profound knowledge of jewellery and corpus in an international and contemporary context The student is able to reflect on her/his work in relation to the international field and in relation to the contemporary situation. This might include referring and comparing to other artist’s work. Demonstrate an ability to relate their work in a social context as well as in a historical context The student is able to verbally reflect on her/his choices in relation to the historical tradition within the field. The student is able to reflect on her/his object within a social context, this might including environmental issues, gender issues, role patens or class systems. The student is able to reflect on her/his work and its relevance for their field of practice. Reflective ability Upon completing the course, the student is to: To fulfil the learning outcomes: Actively participate in profound discussions about our field of practice as well as related art practices The student is engaging in the discussion with the opponents and the teachers, pointing out aspects of the work or the process in relation to other artist’s works or processes. The student demonstrates insight into art and craft practices. Demonstrate the ability to analyze and reflect on their chosen working methods in relation to their goals Demonstrate an ability to verbally analyze and reflect on our field as well as on related themes The student is able to verbally reflect on the different steps of the working process, the choices she/he has made during the process and how these choices have let to the result. . The student is able to discuss the fields of craft, art, jewellery and corpus and their relevance in the western culture. Demonstrate self-responsibility for working method, time management and for the work process, to a professional standard. The student is well prepared for the examination. The student demonstrates analytic insight into her/his work process. The student demonstrates the ability to discuss her/his pieces and working process objectively. Professional ability Upon completing the course, the student is to: To fulfil the learning outcomes: Develop and present a finished individual presentation for their project, of a professional standard The physical and the verbal presentation are well prepared. All elements of the presentation such as lightning, props, tables, models etc. are precisely chosen to support the expression of the pieces. The student is able to motivate her/his individual choices for the presentation in a discussion. Demonstrate and articulate their position as artists in jewellery and/or corpus The student has developed a realistic vision for her/his future work as an artist including that the student is able to demonstrate knowledge of distribution and knowledge of the international jewellery or corpus scene. Demonstrate ability to present and discuss their own and others artistic work with a national and/or international audience. The student engages in the discussion with the opponents. The student answers questions from the opponents and the audience well; this might include overcoming smaller language difficulties or smaller cultural differences. Have established a platform from which to launch their creative careers The student is well prepared for professional life, as she/he has published work and been active in presenting work in an exhibition context.