ESTET8863 - Kunstbasert forskningsmetode

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Vurderingsordning: Oppgave
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Faglig innhold

Arts-based research is a broad term denoting contributions to humanistic knowing, arts production and qualitative research. The course will map current traditions and specifically focus on practice-led/practice-based research by ways of lectures, cases, research workshops and participants own design thinking. The course will teach the epistemology of practice-led research, also related to the European discourse on artistic research and American performative ethnography/arts-based research. The course has two gatherings of each 3 days duration, separated by a period where the participant writes an essay which is relevant to the student’s emphasis on artistic inquiry as empirical activity. The reading list has two parts; a common and contemporary arts-based curriculum (250 p.) and a participant-selected and discipline-specific curriculum (250 p).
The course is developed and run in close relation with an ongoing project on “building democracy through theatre”, including a student from South - Africa. Even if theatre research is predominant, students from other disciplines are welcome to join a united platform for learning and development. Students are requested to participate actively, to prepare minor oral contributions from the reading list as well as writing an essay. The course is given in English.
Please note that if students plan to include this course in their coursework component, it must be preapproved by the head of the student's PhD-programme in cooperation with their supervisor.


The student
- can understand and explain the epistemological foundations of qualitative, practice-led research methodology.
-is familiar with the diversity of methods within arts-based designs, and specifically within her own discipline.
-is able to instigate a practice-led research process leading to delimited research questions
-is able to select appropriate methods that can serve the process of inquiry
- is able to write about practice-led research in a self-reflexive manner
-is able to delimit and focus on demanding processes
-is able to present studies in a credible, empathetic and ethical manner that qualifies for international peer-reviewed publication in qualitative research journals
General competency
The student
-has developed ethical research competency, including issues of power, advocacy, and participant interaction
-knows how to uncover own pre-understandings, biases and advocacies that affect the research process
- knows how artistic practice contributes to human knowledge
- shows critical thinking as well as aesthetic approaches to research processes

Læringsformer og aktiviteter

3 days course x 2, with a middle periode for individual work:
Course at Dragvoll campus (total 6 days): Lecturing: 12 hours, Interactive seminars: 36 h.
Individual reading and writing between week 34 and 43: Reading/self-study: min 32 hours, Essay writing: ca 56 hours

Obligatoriske aktiviteter

  • Deltakelse

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Compulsory participation and essay (3-4000 words).
Mandatory participation in all teaching hours and seminars, including a completed and approved essay, is required in order to pass and receive credits.

Spesielle vilkår

Vurderingsmelding krever godkjent undervisningsmelding samme semester. Obligatorisk aktivitet fra tidligere semester kan godkjennes av instituttet.


Minimum level Master of Arts or relevant education on Master level preparing for Arts-based research.


A reading list (500 pages) will be distributed on registration pr. July 1.

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Versjon: 1
Studiepoeng:  5.0 SP
Studienivå: Doktorgrads nivå


Termin nr.: 1
Undervises:  HØST 2020

Undervisningsspråk: Engelsk

Sted: Trondheim

  • Estetiske fag
  • Humanistiske fag

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