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Individual Project Work 1

Bachelor's level | 15 credits | Course code: VSIND1
75% Day
Period: 8 June 2020 - 30 August 2020
2 Opens 20 February GU-35130
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

This course – individual project work addressing “humour in dark times” - is an opportunity to pursue an investigative artistic project under the broad heading of “humour in dark times” for people working through fine art, photography, film, curating and related arts practices.

During the course you will have an opportunity to explore notions of humour, comedy, laughter, the comic, the unfunny-funny, the uncanny, the witty, the sarcastic, and many other variations on the question of humour in dark times. Humour can be approached as a matter of resistance, of self-preservation, of destruction, of complicity of scape-goating, of escape, of self-mockery, of salvation, of community, and many other ways. Is humour a guide for times of insecurity, radical change, political turmoil? Is humour a form of retreat and escape from the world? Or is it a way to renew, remake and re-imagine?

The course is primarily targeted at students with ongoing studies – i.e., student who have started a programme of artistic education but not yet finished. The course consists of student presentations, lectures, seminars, critique sessions, independent practice, and key readings. Successful applicants will be expected to present their project proposals in group-sessions in the first weeks of the course. Over the summer there will be three key stages where work-in-progress is presented in group-critique sessions.

The teachers on the course are Prof. Leslie Johnson with Mick Wilson and invited guests.

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: Admission to the course requires 60 credits from the Bachelor's program photography, fine arts, film, creative writing, or equivalent

Selection: The selection will be made from the assessment of work samples. Information and instructions regarding the work samples can be found under each course or programme description on The assessment of the application is made by an admission jury. Admission is decided by the head of department at the suggestion of an admission committee. Applications that do not include submitted work samples are considered incomplete and therefore void.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 68 071 SEK
First payment: 68 071 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

Study Guidance

Lena Collin
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031 - 786 1107
Kristinelundsgatan 6-8


Valand Academy
Box 132
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Vasagatan 50

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Utskriftsdatum: 2019-12-07