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.


On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify a significant area of artistic or scientific endeavour.
  2. Draft and implement a research work plan.
  3. Organize, interpret and generate new art and design works, hypotheses, models and texts.

Credits: 1

Schedule: 31.08.2020 - 04.01.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Lily Diaz-Kommonen

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation):

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

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:

    To be agreed between the professor and the student beforehand.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The achievable objectives are described in the work-study plan agreed beforehand.

    Final validation of the credits is done by faculty member and the head of research of the Department.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    To be agreed between the professor and the student beforehand.


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The study materials depend on the work being carried out.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    In general, these credits are targeted for MA students and reserved for study projects organized as part of research projects and initiatives in the Department. They can be used to give credits for independent research work done by students. They might also be used to validate written research assignments carried on by the students in lieu of other research credits.

    To engage in independent research studies requires that the student’s work is carried under the supervision of a member of the faculty in the department. A program of studies and objectives must be agreed in advance with the faculty person. Agreement about the work must be obtained from the head of research. 



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