BA - Single course

Knowledge of Indigenous Cultural Expressions and Arts

  • Language: English
  • Code : DUO 121
  • 15 ECTS credits
  • The course is carried out with virtualtools and workshops
  • The course can be included as a supportive, elective,or free course in different bachelor’s degrees. The course is accepted as equivalent to the DUO 120 Eamiálbmotduodje-ja dáiddadiehtu (15 credits) course invthe Bachelor of Duodji and Design (Sámi Traditional and Applied Arts)
  • Studyplan
  • Lectures, gatherings and schedule can be found here!


The course provides the students with a perspective on indigenous cultural expressions and art in the past and the present.The way of thinking and the meaning of indigenous cultural expressions are discussed from the point of view of individual artistsand different indigenous groups.

The course examines the position of indigenous cultural expressions also in the context of western art in different periods and indigenous societies.In addition, the students will analyze (the connection between)indigenous cultural expressionsand art inthe post-colonialistcritical theories and in the indigenous epistemology.The themes of the course are approached both theoretically and through students’assignments.

The course is divided into two(2) areas of study:

1) Contemporary Sámi art and duodji.

2) The cultural expressionsand artof indigenous peoples.

Entrance requirements

Higher Education Entrance Qualification and certified language requirements in English. A list of the requirements for the Higher Education Entrance Qualification in Norway can be found on the web site from the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT).

For language requirements we refer to NOKUT's GSU-list. Admission may also be gained by means of other qualifications recognized as being on a par with the Higher Education Entrance Qualification, such as recognition of prior learning and work experience.