Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, 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. work in a group to plan, organize and carry out a shared exhibition
  2. select, arrange, produce and present their own artistic work suited to the exhibition context
  3. assess varied exhibition practices and consider how diverse means of presentation may impact on an individual art work
  4. utilize and apply various kinds of installation tools, techniques and materials that support the presentation and the planned outcome
  5. critically assess, compose and write, and use various types of exhibition texts
  6. work professionally and independently in co-operation with diverse actors of exhibition and publication processes

Credits: 3

Schedule: 11.01.2024 - 16.02.2024

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Niko Luoma

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

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: Finnish, Swedish, English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    This course prepares for a group exhibition, and it includes planning and implementing a group exhibition as well as composing varied text material related to presentation and publication.

    The course is only for second year Master's students of Photography major who present the artistic component of their thesis or a part of it in the exhibition.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Participation in teaching, completed assignments.

    Minimum 80% attendance.

    See MyCourses for more detailed information on evaluations methods and criteria.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    3 ECTS ≈ 81h

    Total hours 81h/Contact teaching / group workshop appr. 50 h.
    Independent work appr. 31 h.
    The artistic work is part of the thesis, for which the credits will be given separately.

    Preliminary plan (in English only)

    Workshop: planning and producing a group exhibition

    Lectures: on varied installation practices, challenges and advantages of group and shared presentations,
    discussing curatorial aspects

    Practise-based work: Installing an exhibition, installation work in practice. Planning, designing and composing exhibition publication materials and other needed texts, such as students' own artist bios and project descriptions, and exhibition texts. All work related to dismantling of an exhibition.

    Presentations: Possible artist talks or guided tours during the exhbition.

    Assessment day: Critical review and discussion of the exhibition and the project as a whole.


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The course may slide to period IV, depending on the external partner, the exhibition venue.

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Spring III
    2023-2024 No teaching

    Enrollment :

    Only for Photography major students who are currently working on their Master's thesis.

    Minimum amount of participants: 8
    Maximum amount of participants varies according to the implementation of the course.

    Registration for Courses: Sisu.

    Priority order to courses is according to the order of priority decided by the Academic committee for School of Arts, Design and Architecture: