Practitioners enrol on the programme with a project – or a focus – which is then nurtured, developed and realised with us over the course of the programme.
Those enrolled are provided with:
There is, however, negotiable flexibility, allowing for those enrolled to continue to navigate professional commitments.
The semester is organised into blocks and is variable cycle to cycle, but centrally organises around the following:
Each enrolled practitioner begins the engage with their project (or focus). A block of five weeks will begin with a residency in the Icelandic countryside, studio access will be provided, studio visits and mentoring, all culminating in sharings and peer-to-peer feedback sessions.
Workshops, labs and symposiums from international and national practitioners from across disciplines.
Here the focus is on further developing each practitioner’s relationship to writing and speaking about their own work; how each practitioner reflects, contextualises and produces discourse around their work; what kinds of discursive exchanges do they want to have through and around their work.
Here the focus is on regular morning sessions, where different practitioners are invited in from Iceland and abroad to facilitate experimental body- and voice-based classes. These classes are not thought of as a training, so much as a collective space of sweating and thinking with the body together.
In addition there are series of optional theoretical and practical long and short courses which can be taken that operate across departments and support each enrolled practitioner to add to their own curriculum in ways that are most responsive to their needs and objectives.
This period follows on with the second editions of each module started in the first semester, but this time with increased depth and specificity to the enrolled practitioners own work. This semester also comes with the option of participating in a series of optional theoretical and practical long and short courses which can be taken that operate across departments and support each enrolled practitioner to add to their own curriculum in ways that are most responsive to their needs and objectives.
This semester is focussed entirely on the graduation project. Each practitioner has diverse and extensive studio access – throughout the period. Significant mentoring, studio visits and peer-to-peer exchange. Access to a light and sound technician, wood and metal workshop with support to work there, as well as project management, marketing and communication support.
Year Two- optional
There are no tuition fees for this second period.
anything between three and twelve months. It is also possible to work with several different partners over the twelve month period.