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Entry requirements: General entry requirements and English B (intermediate level), Social Sciences A (basic level) (Specific entry requirements 6). Or General entry requirements and basic level social sciences (equivalent of Swedish course Social Sciences 1b / 1a1+1a2) (Specific entry requirements A6).

Selection: 1/3 on the basis of upper secondary school grades, 1/3 on the basis of the Swedish University Aptitude Test, 1/3 on the basis of previous university credits (Max. 165 credits may be taken into account)

  • Closed... AS17 week 35-44, fulltime100%, day. Application code: SH-42209

Media Production: Visual Narratives

Course 15 credits

What tools and methods can be used for visual narration in modern media? This course is aimed at students who wish to combine basic skills in visual media production with gaining a theoretical understanding of the conditions for media design and representations.
The course offers basic skills in still and moving image production, as well as digital publishing. Narration and representations are introduced, cultivated and reflected upon from cultural and media theoretical perspectives and continuously examined.


The below information comes from the syllabus and is valid from: spring semester 2015

Course design

Teaching consists of lectures, seminars, practical exercises and project work, both individually and in groups. Theoretical and practical elements are integrated in order to develop the ability to reflect and analyse the relationships between them.

Students will produce a range of individual images and movies, discuss and analyse these and, at the end of the course, use these experiences to conduct a major project in teams.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course the student is able to:

Knowledge and understanding

  • explain the relationship between theory, technology and narration in media production,
  • understand and analyse the social role of visual narratives, their genres and historical context.
Skills and abilities
  • examine, reflect on and discuss the importance of fictional and documentary narratives in media production,
  • work independently with video cameras and software for visual narration,
  • execute and present an independent visual media production,
  • explore and transform knowledge, grounded in theoretical perspectives on culture and media, into stories in analogue and digital form.
Judgment and approach
  • use criticism constructively in own and others' narratives,
  • demonstrate a critical approach to theories, methods and tools,
  • identify and problematise the relationship between the observer and the observed,
  • evaluate his/her role as a media producer from an ethical and democratic perspective.

Examination

Students are examined at a number of mandatory critique classes, as well as through written essays. Critique classes include the presentation of media materials and production processes, and reviews of others' work. The final group project is presented and reviewed at a full-day screening during which the project, presentation and review is evaluated and examined.

Grading criteria will be distributed at course/module start.

Syllabus valid from spring semester 2015

The above information and syllabus are based on the most recently validated decision. Any previous versions are available here.

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