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FAD3103 Introduction to University Teaching and Learning in Arts and Design Education 5.0 credits

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus FAD3103 (Spring 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course focusses on aspects of design for learning, multi-modal representations of knowledge, and forms of examination in arts and design in relation to contemporary challenges in higher education. Different aspects on supervision, individually and in groups (both in terms of content and as regards to interpersonal relationships) and e.g. methods for studio-based education are discussed and tried out.

The course is composed of 1) lectures and seminars that raise points in literature as well as aspects on university regulations and policies; 2) arts- and design oriented laborations that focus on projects tied into the student's own teaching practice.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the participant should be able to:

– design and implement a variety of teaching methods in relation to his/her own teaching and supervision

– formulate learning outcomes targeted for arts and design education and relate these to suitable teaching activities, criteria for grading, and forms of examination

– present and critically discuss the core elements of research in university teaching and learning  

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

To be eligible for the course, students must have completed a masters’ degree or have an equivalent level of education in technology, art or design (such as architecture, planning, civil engineering, design, arts and crafts, or fine arts) or affiliated subjects within the humanities and social sciences.

Recommended prerequisites

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Excerpts from Dorst, K. (2015). Frame Innovation – Create New Thinking by Design. Cambridge, Mass.: The MIT Press; Frisk, H., K. Johansson, Å. Lindberg-Sand (eds.) (2015), Acts of Creation. Thoughts on Artistic Research Supervision. Höör. Brutus Östlings Bokförlag Symposion in combination with literature (articles etc.) presented at the beginning of the course.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • INL1 - Homework, 2.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • SEM1 - Seminars, 2.5 credits, grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

The course is examined in two parts:

- Participation in seminars, including group and/or individual assignments (2,5 credits).

- Hand-in of final assignment that shows the student's ability to plan, implement and (as informed by theory) crictically reflect on a course module in his/her own teaching practice (2,5 credits).

The course is mandatory for research candidates within the Art, Technology and Design programme.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

This course does not belong to any Main field of study.

Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Supplementary information

Language of instruction: English only

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at ABE/Architecture