Clay-Art and Design (1 semester courses)
Notodden - Full time
- Progression of study: Full time
- Campus: Notodden
- Teaching model: Campus
- Charge: No tuition. A fee of NOK 1800,- to cover material costs will apply.
- Study level: Exchange programmes, bachelor level
- Credits: 15-30
- Start up: Not defined
- Teaching Language: English
- Semesters: 1
View the study plan below for a full programme overview.
Why study Clay, Art and Design?
Clay, Art and Design provides the basis for personal development, and for developing awareness regarding the subject’s possibilities and values in relation to the individual, school and society. Shaping clay, working with utility objects, clay in a contemporary and ethnographic perspective, sculptural expression, raku-firing in self-built wood kilns and work with installations are important topics in this study programme.
What you will learn in Clay, Art and Design 1
Clay, Art and Design 1 covers basic skills in working with and forming clay. The study programme focuses on design and modelling of utility objects and sculpture. The four courses included in the study programme are divided into: throwing objects on a potter’s wheel, modelling sculpture, ethnographic knowledge and skills, and how clay is used in the modern/contemporary area. Firing techniques and knowledge of glazes are also covered.
Students will further develop their knowledge, experience and creative skills to strengthen their capacity to understand and experience aesthetic values related to the material, art, environmental art, material, communication, function, and didactics. The study programme will develop awareness of the subject’s possibilities and values, where man, learning, culture and environment are central.
The study programme and its courses offer continuing education for teachers of arts and crafts in the primary and lower secondary school. It is also suitable for:
- students who wish to teach at folk high schools, music and art schools or similar.
- students who wish to take a multidisciplinary Bachelor’s degree.
- students who wish to pursue an education in the field of art and design.
Further study opportunities
After finishing clay, art and design 1 we offer the continuing course Clay,Art and Design 2.
This specialization study programme emphasizes knowledge and skills in creative work using clay. It focuses on practical creative work in clay where students can acquire motor skills, technical and aesthetic knowledge in a continuous process from idea to finished product. Students will acquire an understanding of the relationship between function, form, surface and colour, and aesthetic expression.
A study plan describes the content, structure and organization of a study programme. To each study plan there is a set of subject plans that describes the different subjects. In the subject plan you will also find a reading list. Below you will find a study model that shows you which subjects that are taught each term. In the study model you'll also find links to each subject plan.Latest published study plan for clay-art and design (1 semester courses)
Admission requirementsGeneral requirements for exchange programmes: The programme is open to international exchange students studying at one of USN's bilateral partner institutions. Exchange students must have completed at least 60 ECTS or equivalent within the relevant study field, and be officially nominated by their home institution, to enroll. Admission to the programme requires a good command of the English language, both spoken and written. An English proficiency equivalent to B2 (Cambridge) level is recommended.
Clay, Art and Design 1: Students must meet general admission requirements or apply for admission on the basis of prior experiential learning. Clay, Art and Design 1 may be included as part of a self-composed Bachelor’s study programme. The study programme builds on general admission requirements or prior experiential learning.
Clay, Art and Design 2: Clay, Art and Design 1 or equivalent university college course within art, design and crafts. Suitable prior experiential learning may qualify for admission and will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The study programme may be taken as part of an independent advanced study programme.