Courses 2019 (spring semester)
Contemporary art both reflects and develops a wider cultural and societal context. It is therefore important to have the tools to understand and master the artistic dialogue. We are constantly developing our courses to enable our students to broaden and deepen their artistic skills and critical ability. The courses are only available to students admitted to Malmö Art Academy. The courses are designed to meet current student needs and are therefore changed every year. If you wish to read more about our previous courses, please consult our yearbooks.
Below you will find a selection of our courses this fall (2018):
Feminist Reading Group
Optional BFA-level course. Teacher: Katy Deepwell
In each of these seminars, the structure will be reading and discussing different quotations from key documents in the group while seeking to arrive at definitions of feminist discourses and debates at different times over the last 50 years. The seminars are about fresh encounters with old ideas. No prior reading will be given and participants will be asked to read quotations from many different sources and join in the ensuing discussion. Supporting booklists and resources will be supplied. Copies of the quotes used will be available after the seminar.
The basics of Color Correction and Grading, DaVinci Resolve workflow
Optional BFA-level course. Teacher: Margot Edström
The main purpose of the course is to provide students with practical knowledge on how to record and handle 4K Raw footage to get max image quality, ie to be able to work with the material in a wide dynamic color range and high resolution. The aim of this is to obtain as large amount of freedom as possible to push and pull the footage in post, and still preserve the image quality and fine details over various compressions and final outputs.
Optional BFA-level course. Teacher: Tim Bishop
This course is aimed at providing students with practical knowledge of techniques and technology to produce high-quality sound for various contexts, from immersive sound installation to sound for video. The course will provide an introduction to the aesthetic possibilities of working with sound through various recording, editing and playback techniques.
Close Readings: Hannah Arendt
Optional BFA-level course. Teacher: Gertrud Sandqvist
Hannah Arendt is one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century and was proclaimed a genius by Julia Kristeva in 2001.
Arendt defined herself as a political thinker. She reserved the concept of philosopher for people like her teachers Martin Heidegger and Karl Jaspers. In many ways, however, Arendt is a part of the great German philosophical tradition, one of whose predecessors was Friedrich Nietzsche. Thought is a key concept for Arendt, to the extent that she defined access to a conscience as the ability to think. Her last book was entitled The Life of the Mind.
As a stateless German Jewish refugee during the European terror of the 1930s and 1940s, Hannah Arendt knew why thought is important and why it must be converted into action. This is what she calls politics. She also knew why art is important. For her, it is the very core of a society. Without stories, there is no human community.
Art makes it possible for us to make choices, judgements and assessments. This means that it is crucial for the functioning of our conscience. And for Arendt, conscience and thought are the same thing.
We will be reading Arendt’s major texts The Origins of Totalitarianism and The Human Condition, as well as the unfinished The Life of the Mind. We will also read some of her essays on politics and art, selecting from Between Past and Future, Men in Dark Times and On Revolution. If we have time, we will also look at the book she is best known for, Eichmann in Jerusalem, in which she coined her famous concept of the banality of evil.
Optional BFA-level course. Teacher: P-O Persson & David Nilsson
The course in handling plastics gives knowledge in laminating and casting of plastics, plus basic information about the safety prescriptions in the workshop. After finishing the course, you will get a “driver’s license” that permits you to work in the workshop on your own.
Optional BFA-level course. Teacher:: P-O Persson & Robert Cassland
The course will provide basic knowledge in Silicone- and cire-perdue casting. With the help of mould and silicone the students will produce objects/moulds in wax that they will cast bronze/aluminum in.
Optional BFA-level course. Teacher: Kira Nova
As artists we are so dependent on our ability to think outside the box, that I believe sometimes it is necessary to get out of our heads first, dive deep into our bodies and then return to a fresh pallet of thoughts. In Power Trip, we are interested in rewiring the mind through a high-energy physical work. We incorporate Japanese style body-work with training techniques from dance, theater and comedy fields.