The course objective is to develop hands-on skills and in-depth understanding of scientific authentication of computer-based documentation and visualisation in the field of heritage conservation. Students are trained to carry out photogrammetric documentation of heritage objects, buildings and environments, and to model, simulate and visualise 3D interpretations and associated research data.
Taking of from fieldwork in a complex heritage site, the students will gather data for an individual project. The students are introduced to and tutored in using applications and technologies for documentation, simulation, and visualization of historical layers and appearances of a delimited heritage site or object. These tools include Structure-from-Motion using Agisoft PhotoScan, laser scanning, modelling in Sketchup, mesh-processing in Meshlab, visualisation in Unity 3d, Augmented Reality presentation using Vuforia, Virtual Reality using Oculus Rift and Google Daydream, and both texture and photo manipulation in Photoshop.
Trough lectures and literature seminars the students are supported to develop a reflective and critical approach to both documentation and visualisation practices, as well as an ability to communicate research data, historical sources, and ethical problems and ambiguities in the presentation of cultural heritage sites and objects.
Requirements: Bachelor in Conservation (180 credits) or equivalent is required for entry. Students with other academic background relevant to the subject area of cultural heritage, corresponding to at least a Bachelor Degree, can after consideration be given access to the course. English 6 / English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS, is a requirement.
Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credit points from previous university studies, maximum 225 hec.
Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 40 750 SEK
First payment: 40 750 SEK
EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on: http://www.universityadmissions.se
031 - 786 4701
Department of Conservation
Visiting address: Guldhedsgatan 5a