Bjergsted: Requirements for attendance at teaching and projects

Requirements for attendance at the Faculty of Performing Arts (UK) are an elaboration of the course descriptions' requirements for fulfillment in the course, and in accordance with the peculiarities of the UK's performing studies. These requirements complement UiS's examination regulations.

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All undervisning ved UK er obligatorisk, og det blir ført fravær i alle kurs og emner.

Valid from 01.01.2019 following a decision in the Study and Quality Committee at the UK 7 Dec. 18

Please note that the document on this page is an unofficial translation. Where there are linguistic differences the Norwegian version of the regulations is the official version. Please note that each student is responsible for aquiring the information needed, including the studies and exam regulations.

1 Attendance requirements for theory subjects.


All tuition at UK is compulsory. There must be a semester plan in all subjects at the beginning of the semester. In order to be able to access the exam in theory subjects, the student must be able to document attendance at at least 80% of the teaching within the course code, in addition to other work requirements in the course must be approved.


Teacher keeps track of absence in all courses / subjects. In courses where several teachers are involved, the course coordinator must keep a total overview of absences. The course coordinator must agree with the students on how the absence is registered.


Within 20% absence (approved absence percentage), there is basically no differentiation between reasons for the absence.


If absence from teaching exceeds 20%, this may affect the individual's study progression and access to take an examination in the course. The student must then submit an individual application (not a standard form) with the necessary certificates to be able to apply for the exam.

2 Absence from projects and executive subjects


For all performing music lessons as well as all performing projects, 100% attendance is required. Absence percentages are not operated on. The student must notify the teacher and others involved as soon as possible if she is prevented from attending such teaching. It must be considered whether the class can be moved if necessary.


For dance subjects, the 100% rule is applied to limited projects, while 20% absence from ordinary teaching in performing subjects is permitted. These are therefore subject to the guidelines described in point 1.


Absence must be recorded during all projects. This shall be done by appeal from a list prepared by the project or sub-project manager, or a person designated by him.


Projects should preferably be made known to affected students at the beginning of each semester, with a defined period of time during which the students should be available. Projects can also be announced with a shorter time horizon, but not later than three weeks before the project starts.

No later than three weeks before the start of the project, there must normally be a detailed test plan. (With, for example, contributors, time, place, scores, equipment, etc.) Once the plans have been set, there may be changed rehearsal times within the stated time frame for the project. Students are committed within the framework.

3 General schemes


In addition to 20% unspecified absence, students have access to up to eight days of absence each academic year for distinctly professional and executive activities outside UK, which are not organized by UK. This absence must be applied for and justified in writing to the study coordinator two weeks before it begins. The student undertakes to acquire the teaching material on his own. NB. Section 3.1 does not include students who take exclusively the PPU program. NB! The application has been moved to Digital student service desk.


UK's activities include collaboration with external partners. The head of department may decide that the student shall participate in alternative teaching / academic activities outside the house, which does not result in absence from teaching at UK which is given at the same time. This applies to projects that are initiated and prioritized by or in consultation with the department head. This can be, for example, a recruitment tour, teaching outside the house organized by UK, or executive internship projects organized by UK in collaboration with external partners. In such cases, the head of the department must report this to all affected teachers. The student undertakes to acquire the teaching material on his own.


For students who are on long-term sick leave, a plan should be prepared for how the person in question should behave during the sick leave period. A meeting is held between the student and the management where it is outlined what the student can participate in. This plan is assessed at regular intervals, approx. every 2-3. week. With such a plan, the opportunity to be able to sit for the exam will be present despite longer sick leave from compulsory teaching activities.


Students who fail to attend lessons beyond the framework specified here may risk losing the right to an examination and having to take the course again.


The students themselves are responsible for ensuring that the limits for permitted absence are not exceeded. The course coordinator must nevertheless notify the student and study coordinator at the halfway point that the student has a high level of absence in the course and thus approaches losing the right to an examination.

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