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

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

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Celebrity Cultures

Course 7.5 credits

The course examines the theory of media and communication studies related to celebrity culture.

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

Course design

The course is largely structured by self-studies and seminars. The literature is chosen in collaboration with the course leader.

Learning outcomes

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

• demonstrate advanced knowledge of celebrity cultures as current and historical phenomena, as well as in relation to media developments
• account for a range of media and communication theories around celebrity, and reflect on how these can be understood from different perspectives
• independently and critically discuss central theoretical and methodological questions in relation to research in the field
• demonstrate heightened ability for nuanced and critical thinking, contextualization and historicization in relation to social and cultural processes around celebrity cultures
• present and discuss scholarly questions concerning celebrity cultures, in an independent and critical way


The course is examined through:

  • written essay
  • oral presentation
  • active seminar participation

Grading criteria will be distributed at course/module start.

Syllabus valid from spring semester 2015

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