Art and Technology as Experience (Bachelor Project)

2019/2020

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The bachelor project must work towards a synthesis of technological, aesthetic, and experiential effects. The focus of the module is to conceptualize, develop and exhibit an artistic project within the field art and technology, which may be physical and/or virtual artefacts, installations, performances, etc. challenged by a need or wish to create engaging experiences inspired by relevant technological potentials, typically in the form of new technologies. The project must be both theoretically and analytically supported, which should be reflected in the functionality, technological choices, use and aesthetic representation as well in the evaluation of the final semester project.
Courses:
In connection with the module, the following courses will be offered:

  • Art and Technology as Experience
  • Artistic and Academic Methodology VI

Other courses may be offered within the following areas:

  • Theory and Philosophy of Experience
  • Performance Technology II
  • Programming IV

Learning objectives

Knowledge

The objective of theĀ Module: Art and Technology as Experience - Bachelor Project is to enhance studentsā€™ understanding of problem areas and solutions in relation to the creation of interactive artefacts, installations, and performances of artistic quality.

During this module, students should acquire:

Basic knowledge about

  • theory and philosophy of the concept of experience
  • artistic projects whose objective is either to entertain, inspire, raise awareness, or in other ways engage audience or participants
  • methods in connection with the creation of installations, artefacts or performative events as part of the experience culture.

Skills

During this module, students should acquire skills in

  • identifying and formulating an artistic project and the experience-oriented demands on the basis of a problem statement defined by the student
  • analyzing the artistic problem and developing alternative concepts for its realization
  • creating and selecting artistic means and the application of technologies
  • developing and realization of installations or artefacts as part of the experience culture.

Competences

Competencies in

  • creating engaging experience designs as a synthesis of creative expression, technology, and human performance/participation in artistic settings
  • applying theoretical and analytical skills to the design of an artefact, and reflect on its functionality, technological choices and artistic expression
  • describing the completed design at a professional level and communicating it to external partners and recipients.

Type of instruction

Method of working: Project work in groups or individually

The subject must be presented to the Board of Studies in the form of a brief problem statement. The Board of Studies must approve the subject of the BA project.

Exam

Exams

Name of examArt and Technology as Experience (Bachelor Project)
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Combined written and oral exam.
Hand in: Individually or in groups.
Form of examination: b)
The examination will take the form of a conversation between the student(s), the examiner and an external examiner on the basis of the project report prepared by the student(s), which may be in the form of a report or portfolio as well as the product created by the student. The project exam will also address other content from the module courses.
Number of pages: the written work must consist of not less than 15 pages and not more than 20 pages per student (not more than 25 pages in the case of individual reports).
Abstract: An abstract must be produced in Danish. The abstract must consist of not less than 1 page and not more than 2 pages. The abstract is included in the overall evaluation of the project.
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.
The assessment is made of the individual student based on the learning objective. The assessment must also be based on an overall evaluation of the project report, the presentation, the joint discussion and the individually oriented questions. In order for the examinee to pass the exam, all these aspects must be satisfactory. The project report is thus part of the overall basis for the assessment, and is not given an independent grade
ECTS20
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe written report, the product and the oral examination should demonstrate that the student has fulfilled the objectives outlined above.

Facts about the module

Danish titleOplevelsesteknologi (Bachelorprojekt)
Module codeBAART201919
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
6. semester
ECTS20
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

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