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BFA3 - examination

Fall semester consists of courses and individual work. Students choose courses in the fall but in the spring semester they work with the essay. During the spring term, it is also time for the graduation exhibition at the gallery. Students will be called to meetings on the exam process during the fall semester.

The BFA examination work consists of two components:

1. Artistic Practice

Students are tutored on their artistic practice by the academy's lecturers and then evaluated after the group exhibition in the academy's KHM gallery by professors at Malmö Art Academy. In addition, the evaluation from an external examiner functions as quality assurance. The academy invites a renowned Scandinavian curator or artist to perform this task.

2. Essay

The essay should be no more than five pages. Students are tutored by professor Gertrud Sandqvist and evaluated after the seminar by the faculty. The text should be descriptive rather than analytical and focus on the artistic environment in which students come from and work in. The form of the essay is relatively free, but all texts must have correct bibliographical references. Use the Chicago Manual of Style for all citations.

Instructions for the BFA3 text seminar:

Each student will be assigned as an opponent to another fellow student for the text seminar.

Read carefully through the text. Mark both questions and aspects you find interesting in the text.

Start the opposition by making a summary of the content, and ask the author of the text if they agree (this is to make sure that you haven't misunderstood anything in the text). After your presentation, the author will answer, and the discussion between you two lasts for approximately 15 minutes. Then the professors will give their comments, and finally the discussion is opened for the whole group. Each student will have one hour for the whole text. 

When you defend your text: think through your arguments! If there are mistakes that you immediately want to correct, do so.