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Corona-information for students at campus Bjergsted

Clarification for employees and students at the Faculty of Performing Arts

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Bjergsted campus (UK) will be open until 16 January 2022, under certain conditions

Teaching

The Government has adopted the following regarding teaching at universities and university colleges: "The teaching until 16 January will be digital, but with some exceptions. Students who are dependent on conducting experiments in laboratories or in skills training are given priority regarding physical teaching."

At UiS UK has generally been granted an exemption, so that our teaching can be carried out close to normal. Following are the infection control adjustments that must be carried out in order for us to keep our exemptions.   

General infection control measures at UK to 16 January 2022:
  • Students have access to rehearsal rooms as normal, but their use must be within the current infection control regime.
  • Staff and students are encouraged to use public transport minimally.
  • Social interaction before arrival is reduced to a minimum.
  • Social interaction/activity on and off campus is reduced to a minimum.
  • The distance between the student and the supervisor is maintained at a distance of 2 meters when singing and dancing, and other activities maintain 1 meter or use, among other things, plexiglass between the student and the supervisor.
  • The use of a face mask is required when you cannot maintain the meter.
  • The students themselves must wipe off all equipment/instruments and surfaces that have been used, both before and after use.
  • There is Antibac at all entrance doors, meeting rooms, rehearsal and teaching rooms, staff rooms as well as in common areas.
  • Proactive hand hygiene is required of all users of buildings.
  • Low threshold for staying at home; it is not allowed to be on campus even in case of completely mild symptoms of respiratory infection or general feelings of illness. If in doubt, stay home.
  • All possible quarantine obligations must of course be complied with.



There is information at all front doors about infection control in addition to infection control guidelines that are relevant for our type of activities.

In addition, the following measures shall be implemented in weeks 1 and 2:

1. One-to-one sessions in weeks 1 and 2, 2022 (main instrument supervision)

At the Faculty of Performing Arts (UK), it is important with supervision on the main instrument in order to maintain the progress of the study.

This entails the following infection control measures:

  • All hours must be booked through TimeEdit so that any infection tracking is secured.
  • Additional infection control measures will be reintroduced in line with the scheme from May/June 2020 and 2021.
2. Group lessons in weeks 1 and 2, 2022 (teaching in cohorts)

We believe that it is severely limited to what extent one can replace dance and interaction activity in performing arts with other work requirements, where one of the main points of interaction and co-dance is the collective. Both dance and music (orchestras/ensembles) will have teaching in cohorts at UK.

This entails the following infection control measures:

  • Theory teaching will be digital.
  • In subjects with group performing, the students at UK will be divided into group sizes and composition compatible with current infection control measures.
  • The teaching must be booked through TimeEdit so that infection tracking is ensured.
  • Additional infection control measures will be reintroduced in line with the scheme from May/June 2020 and 2021.
3. Implementation of on-campus activity – production of video material for admission to higher music education.

It has been decided nationally that admission to higher music education shall take place when submitting video material, with a submission deadline of January 15th. The Faculty of Performing Arts (UK), will facilitate for students who need to produce videos for applications for weeks 1 and 2.

We cannot expect that our students have the opportunity to perform music in their respective rooms, nor have the necessary recording equipment needed to record adequate application videos. In addition, some students rely on recording video with other performers (both students and teachers).

This entails the following infection control measures:

  • Activity related to recording such videos shall be booked in TimeEdit so that any infection tracking is ensured.
4. Examination

As of December 16th, the exams will mainly be conducted as digital home exams. The exams that for academic reasons cannot be carried out as home exams are carried out on campus under the current infection control measures or postponed until the next semester. Notification of which exams cannot be completed as home exams or that are postponed will be placed in Canvas.

Read more about corona and infection control measures at the University of Stavanger