Sculpture and Technology


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

In this module, students work with basic theories and practical methods in regard to the creation of sculptures and sculptural installations and the design of physical artefacts as an aesthetic manifestation. Using materiality as a point of departure, students work with basic principles of form, tactility, structure, composition and artistic expression. Students experiment with a variety of materials and basic technologies in connection with the design and creation of physical artefacts. Students work theoretically and experimentally with a variety of formal, static and dynamic principles, and contexts of use.

In connection with the module, courses may be offered within the following areas:

  • Materials - Form, Structure and Composition
  • Perception in Theory and Practice I
  • Artistic and Academic Methodology I: Creative Methods and Academic Writing
  • Sketching Techniques

The objective of Module 1: “Sculpture and Technology” is to introduce the students to basic problem subjects and solutions in relation to the creation and construction of artefacts, products and installations of sculptural and aesthetic quality.

Learning objectives


Basic knowledge about

  • physical artefacts, sculptures and sculptural installations
  • application of basic technology in connection with the production and use of artefacts
  • aesthetic and artistic means of expression, interaction of form and technology and choice of materials
  • methods and tools for the creation of a work from idea to completed artefact


Skills in

  • identifying, formulating, and analyzing an artistic problem within the theme “sculpture and technology” and developing alternative concepts for a selected problem
  • describing and motivating choice of methods in connection with the production of sketches, models and prototypes of artefacts
  • identifying, developing and describing artistic ideas and concepts, and the interaction between form and technology, choice of materials and aesthetic expression
  • applying appropriate technologies and construction methods in connection with the production and use of artefacts


Competencies in

  • describing and analyzing physical artefacts, sculptures and sculptural products
  • producing conceptual suggestions of artefacts with artistic quality
  • developing practical skills regarding aesthetics and artistic idioms
  • describing the completed product in texts, diagrams, drawings, and models, and communicating this in a project report, portfolio, etc.

Type of instruction

Project work in groups



Name of examSculpture and Technology
Type of exam
Written and oral exam
The examination will take the form of a conversation between the students, the examiner and another examiner on the basis of the project report or portfolio prepared by the student(s) as well as the product created by the students. The project exam will also address other content from the module courses.

Form of examination: b)
Number of pages: the written work must not exceed 10 pages per student (15 pages in the case of individual reports).

Duration of examination: 20 minutes per student and 10 minutes for assessment and
communication of grades per group, however, the duration of the examination is maximum 2 hours.
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAn aggregate grade is awarded for the artefact, the written and oral performances.

The written report, the product and the oral examination should demonstrate that the student has fulfilled the objectives outlined above.

Facts about the module

Danish titleSkulptur og teknologi
Module codeBAART20151
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
1. semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Art & Technology
DepartmentDepartment of Communication and Psychology
FacultyThe Faculty of Humanities