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Individuellt projektarbete 1, 15 hec

(Course code: VSIND1)


First cycle


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.

Individuellt projektarbete 1, 15 hec
Start Full/part time Period Apply

The course does not start this academic year. Please contact the department for further information.

How to apply for the course

The application is made in two steps:

  1. Sign up for the course on antagning.se.
  2. Upload your work samples/documents in our service for digital work samples DAP 



  • 4 examples of work from the 2016-2017 period – in whatever medium (image, moving image, audio, text etc.)
  • Letter of Intent: Submit a 1 to 2 page project proposal in English (4000 - 8000 caracters).

The proposal should contain:

(a) The topic or issue that you are wishing to explore under the general heading of “humor in dark times”. (Note: The course will begin with participants presenting their initial ideas for the project.)

(b) An action plan with three sub-goals for how you plan that your project will develop and the things that you plan to present at the three group critiques in June, July and August. 

For more information on how to use our service for digital work samples, read our

Quick Guide to DAPGuide for applicants in DAP

Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions: admission@akademinvaland.gu.se


The allocation of places on the course will be based on:
(i) the quality of the project proposal
(ii) the suitability of the project for the course theme


Application period: February 22 - March 15 2017.

Last day to upload portfolio: March 22 2017

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