Art-Based Research


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module “Art-Based Research” focuses on the meeting between artistic experimental practices and academic methods. These can be artistic installations or exhibitions seeking to generate empirical data of various kinds. The installation should be conceptualized and realized as a methodical means in relation to a set or self-chosen artistic problem formulation. Emphasis will be firstly on practical planning and realization of the installation and, secondly, on the collection and interpretation of the empirical data.

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

  • Art-Based Research – Theory and Practice

Learning objectives


During this module, students should acquire basic knowledge about

  • art-based research
  • planning, curating and realizing an art-based research installation or exhibition


During this module, students should acquire skills in

  • stating a technologically relevant art-based research problem
  • creating concepts for artistic research experiments
  • applying testing methods
  • employing methods of practical planning, realization, and evaluation of art- based research installations


During this module, students should acquire competencies in

  • developing and realizing art-based research project in the field of art and technology.

Type of instruction

Individual or smaller groups in relation to course activities



Name of examArt-Based Research
Type of exam
Oral exam
For the examination students are required to produce an artistic research design and an
academic report/paper, which must not exceed 10 pages.
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe examination should demonstrate that the student has fulfilled the objectives outlined above.

Facts about the module

Danish titleKunstnerisk forskning
Module codeBAART201517
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
5. 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