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Entry requirements: Bachelor's degree including 90 credits in Media and Communication Studies as the main field of study, and English B or equivalent.

Selection: On the basis of previous university credits. Between 30 and 285 credits may be taken into account.

  • Closed... AS17 week 39-44, fulltime100%, day. Application code: SH-42191
  • 15/03/2018 AS18 week 40-45, fulltime100%, day. Application code: SH-42322

Media and Culture Industries

Course 7,5 credits

This course focuses on theories and methods that deal with the media as a social institution, and their effect on media texts, audience formations, and societal power.
The seminars are led by a tutor, but are designed to stimulate advanced reviews, comparisons, assessments, critical analyses or modulations of the literature by students. The assigned literature includes original classical texts, as well as recent doctoral theses.
The course is a part of the Master's programme in Media Communication and Cultural Analysis, but may also be studied independently.

The information below comes from the syllabus and is valid from: autumn semester 2017

Course design

Instruction takes place in the form of seminars.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student is able to:

  • explain in depth the role of the media as a social institution, and how the conditions of media production affect texts, audience formations, and societal power
  • independently summarise, analyse and evaluate qualified academic texts, and to communicate these skills orally (in academic seminars) and in written reports
  • independently and critically discuss key theoretical and methodological issues relating to research in the field of media and the arts and culture industry.


The course is examined via a: written take-home exam, active participation in seminars. Attendance is compulsory at the introduction and at all seminars.
Oral presentations

Absence from individual seminars can be compensated by written assignments as instructed by the course coordinator.

Grading criteria will be distributed at course/module start.

Syllabus valid from autumn semester 2017

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


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