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BCA201V Artistic Expression and Practice  in Communities 1 - Visual Art

Course description for academic year 2022/2023

Contents and structure

This course is an introduction to visual art in the community. You will gain basic experience with community work through observation and participation in different community activities. Your competence will be developed through practical training and theory. Visual art didactics is an integrated part of this course.  

Learning Outcome


The student: 

  • Has basic knowledge of the diversity of local, national and  art forms and cultures.  
  • Has basic knowledge about working with visual art and communication in activities in the communities.  
  • Has basic knowledge of relevant topics and practices in research relating to community art practice.  
  • Has basic knowledge of visual art as a social, political and cultural phenomenon, tradition and historical development. 
  • has knowledge of privacy policy 


The student:

  • Can observe, describe and reflect on  visual art activities in the community.  
  • Can present ideas for visual art activities and relate this to theory on community art. 

General competence

The student:

  • understands how visual creative work can challenge one’s senses, engage emotions,   and activates the body.  
  • understands how visual art can contribute to personal growth

Entry requirements


Teaching methods

Workshops, seminars, lectures, practical work in the studio, both individual and group-based work, professional training. 

Compulsory learning activities

This course contains compulsory teaching activities which will be specified in the course schedule at semester start.  

Two weeks professional training. See plan for Professional training in Community Arts for details.  

A written assignment 


Oral presentation.    Grade: Pass / fail