Learning outcomes (2020–2022)

Degree/title obtained

Master of Fine Art in Performance

Learning outcomes

After completing the master program, students will have developed a repertoire of knowledge, skills and competence on an advanced level in the wider field of performance. They will have accumulated knowledge based on insight, understanding of and expertise in the theory and practices of the expanded field of performance connected to their own artistic practice. The student will be able to independently research and apply specialized dramaturgical skills, develop unique methodologies, and ethical reflections relevant to the execution of complex projects. The student will have developed general expertise in concept development, critical reflection and ethical questioning informing collaborative processes, choice of performing spaces and implementation of artistic work as an independent artist. They will be able to lead and manage projects according to their artistic goals. The graduates will be able to contextualize, present and critically discuss their work within a public forum in a cross disciplinary environment, and apply for funding / market their work in the professional field. The student will also be able to work on artistic research in the live arts field in relation to the academic and institutional sector. 


The candidate: 

  • has advanced theoretical knowledge related to the discourse of the expanded performance field, its connections to the history of the international Avant Garde through the 20th century, and its relation to their own practice.

  • has specialized knowledge of international movements in performance theory and critical working methods in composition and dramaturgy

  • can apply practical knowledge in research and development of new dramaturgical and collaborative methods, in relation to exploring artistic forms

  • can critically analyze contemporary ethical and methodological questions raised through their own and others' material and relational work in the field of performance, and their implications for audience reception in the fields of performance making.

  • can contextualize their primary training in relation to / as performance, and expand and develop methods in confrontation and collaboration with artists from other artistic disciplines.

  • understands the structure, methods and process for applying for arts funding within Norway and how it connects with the professional field and artistic entrepreneurship 


The candidate: 

  • can initiate compositional and dramaturgical experimentation in a laboratory setting related to space, materials and audiences, and follow it through to a quality result over a longer period of research.

  • is able to access and analyze various existing performance theories, reflect on the relationship between working methodologies and performance aesthetics and utilize those in relation to their artistic practice.

  • can stretch and question their own artistic territory consciously and with ethical awareness across disciplines, materials, vocabulary and modes of expression.

  • can present and communicate complex performance concepts through precise verbal and practically based communication to artistic collaborators across the art fields, and contextualize their art work critically in written and other documented formats in public discursive fora.

  • can complete a limited artistic research project with an independent artistic vision, under supervision, which is precise in relation to scope of research, form, and methodology related to existing norms of research ethics.

  • can constructively describe, contextualize and market their own artistic production in dialogue with/relation to the professional field 

General competence

The candidate: 

  • can analyze and identify ethical challenges in relation to the research process and can cooperate with others involved in the work, maintaining dialogue.

  • can apply unique and found research methods and take responsibility for the development of collective and individual performance works.

  • can creatively plan, budget, manage and lead performance projects and conduct their own critical debate around the impact and resonance of their work in the public sphere as artistic innovators and ethical entrepreneurs

  • engages in critical application of relevant literature, library services, visual and film material and online tools for gathering relevant source material, and can analyze and apply these to develop a coherent approach to performance practices and formulate research questions and laboratory processes.

  • can convey concept, ethical awareness, cooperation, organization, facilitation and implementation within the changing artistic field as performance creators.

  • can contribute to innovation and innovative artistic processes in conceptualization, composition, dramaturgy and contextualization of work, and thus contribute to the development and renewal of the Norwegian and international art movements.

Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Aug. 4, 2020 2:37:37 AM