Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


The aim of the course is to develop awareness of the operating methods of contemporary sculpture and installation art. The course also develops the students ability to independently study space and form and use them as means of artistic expression. The course provides capabilities to combine the concepts of art, design, theory and history in plastic expression.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 07.01.2019 - 12.02.2019

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Andrew Best-Dunkley

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Andrew Best-Dunkley

Contact information for the course (valid 03.12.2018-21.12.2112):

Teacher in charge - Andy Best-Dunkley

Workshop master - Roel Meijs

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

     Lectures, presentations, exercises, independent work. Students develop a personal contemporary sculpture project. All students take part in an exhibition at the end of the course.

  • Applies in this implementation:

    The theme for this year's course is "SPACE - The Final Frontier" (Yes, from Star Trek...!) Students can interpret this topic in any way they want, but the goal of the course will be for each student to create and present in public exhibition a sculptural work or installation. The theme is deliberately open, allowing multiple approaches. Students may wish to deal with space in relation to physical size - large, small, tall, etc. Or take a political stance, as in who does space belong to - is "the final frontier" literally the opening up of borders to immigrants, or the opposite?

    The course focuses on the development of contemporary sculpture. There are no limits to materials that can be used, apart from those practical ones such as cost and time. Students wishing to participate should have a good prior knowledge and experience of making contemporary art, and be prepared to devote considerable independent working time to the course project.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The students implement a sculpture or installation based on their own idea. The course may include lectures, excursions, discussions and critiques.

  • Applies in this implementation:

    Contact teaching is every week on Monday and Tuesday. On Monday mornings there will usually be a lecture/presentation, either by Andy Best-Dunkley, or visiting guest artists.

    Students are expected to work at least one other day per week on developing their project.

    Students will be evaluated based on their active participation in class, their willingness to enter into dialogue with the teacher and so develop their ideas, and the final execution and presentation of their sculptural project.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    85h contact teaching + 40h independent work.

  • Applies in this implementation:

    Contact teaching:

    9:15 - 12:00, 13:15 - 17:00 Mondays 7.1.-11.2.2019

    Note: Mondays 9:15 - 12:00 in Väre room Q203 Ryhmäopetus

    9:15 - 12:00, 13:15 - 17:00 Tuesdays 8.1.-12.2.2019

    Exhibition installation Monday 11.2 & Tuesday 12.2.

    Exhibition opening Tuesday 12.2.2019, 16:00 - 17:00

    Independent working:

    Minimum one other day per week.


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Provided in class

  • Applies in this implementation:

    Relevant articles provided in class

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    01248 Sculpture Now

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Taide Nyt!, Havainto, Studio A, Studio B, or similar

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    4 Quality Education

    5 Gender Equality

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption

    13 Climate Action


Details on the schedule
  • Applies in this implementation:

    Guest artists to be announced later.


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