The Impact of Research - Methods, Project Management and Organisation - Course

The Impact of Research - methods, project management and organisation

Do you want to research and deepen your artistic practice? Then the course The Impact of Research is for you. You will learn how to find the research aspect in what you do every day in your artistic practice. You will learn that research is a way of working together and can be a way out of isolation with your own complex projects and a way of sharing the work.

By sharing knowledge research projects build bridges between disciplines and cultures of theory and practice. You will get orientation over the field and identify key actors, moves, and issues. We make study visits and shorter trips and show a picture of the artistic research field and how it relates to other fields. There are no impregnable walls between artistic practice and artistic research. You will map the artistic research field and connect it to other areas. Often you do the same thing but in another institutional framework. Research is also about organisation, teamwork, resources, and research leading.

The course mixes knowledge philosophy and theory with experiences from the Danish Kaos-pilot program. How do you build a team to enter a research field? How does teamwork work? You learn how to understand and handle the economy and resources in a project. You will try different models for the exchange of knowledge and collaboration. You will write about your practice and be pushed to fulfill your visions. You will get access to a toolbox of artistic research methods. At the end of the course, the participants will have the necessary skills and knowledge to conduct their research or be part of a research project.

An aspect of all research is to find forms for publication. At SKH, we call it exposition. 

To turn and squeeze on the exposition formats and train to explain, expose, and defend your artistic research practice in many different contexts and platforms are a part of the course.

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    In the course we move between the city and the forest, from gardens with experimental cultivation, a park full of solar cells and experimental architecture, to research institutions and academies founded in the 1800 century.

    The course goes over two semesters, halftime. They start and end with one week of intense workshops. Six seminars per semester.  

    The course is divided into four modules.

    Semester 1

    Practice and methods in artistic Research, 7.5 credits
    Research and documentation in artistic Research, 7.5 credits

    Semester 2

    Exposition in artistic research, 7.5 credits
    Leadership and organisation in artistic research, 7.5 credits

  • Entry requirements

    General entry requirement: for studies at the second cycle.

    Specific entry requirement:

    - English 5

    - 120 credits in artistic subject

    If you don’t fulfil the formal entry requirements for the programme you may apply for recognition of prior learning, in other words that the knowledge and competence you have acquired through other activities are assessed as the equivalent of the formal merits that are required. Submit your application for recognition of prior learning with your application for the programme.

    You may also apply for an exemption/a waiver, that allows you to proceed to the selection process even though you don’t meet the general admission requirements. Submit your application for an exemption/a waiver together with your application.

    Read more about how you can show that you meet the entry requirements (that you are eligible).

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  • How to apply

    Start your application early! Don’t delay in submitting your application! You may run into trouble if you wait until the last day and your internet connection happens to be down, or you find that your files are in the wrong format. You will not be able to apply once the last date for applications has passed. Keep in mind that your application needs to be turned in by 23.59 (Swedish time).

    You apply to the course via: 

    Last day for application is 19 April 2022. 

    NOTE! The documents described below are to be uploaded with your application.
    My pages/Documents/Upload documents.

    Documents to be submitted for this course:

    When you apply for the course, you need to compile the following material in ONE pdf-file:

    A motivation letter answering the following.

    1. Why do you apply to this course?

    2. Reflect on your own and others artistic practice in relation to this course. 

    The pdf-file should be max 1 A4-page in total. Name the file "Work sample - The impact of research".

    Other important dates for your application 

    • Last day to pay the application fee or prove that you are not required to pay the fees: 3 May 2022 (read more under Application and tuition fees below).

    • Supporting documentation deadline: 21 June 2022*.

    • Admission results: Published on My pages on 12 July 2022.

    * If you're completing your upper secondary studies in an EU/EEA country, Switzerland or an IB/EB programme, you have until 5 July to submit your documents. All other supporting documents should be submitted together with your application.

  • When you have applied

    If there are more eligible applicants than available places there will be a selection. Selection is based on the submitted motivation letter and on the the applicants ability to reflect on their own and others artistic practice.

  • Application and tuition fees

    If you are a Swedish citizen or a citizen of another EU or EEA country you are not required to pay application or tuition fees. Some other groups are also exempt from the requirement to pay application and study fees.

    A few years ago Sweden introduced application and tuition fees for higher education. The level of the study fees depends on which course/programme they are for, and the level is set in order to cover the actual costs of the course/programme in question. SKH has some possibilities of offering scholarships that cover the whole study fee or that subsidise it.

    If you are required to pay an application fee, the Swedish Council for Higher Education needs to receive your payment by the last date forpaying the tuition fee. The application fee is SEK 900. If you are required to pay the application fee and the Swedish Council for Higher Education has not received your payment by the last date for paying the tuition fee, they will not process your application.

    The tuition fee for the courses is 327 000 SEK.

    Read more about tuition fees and how to pay to SKH.