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Media Studies, One-year Programme
60 ECTS credits - 1 year - Kristiansand
Higher Education Entrance Qualification.
Students are expected to have an interest in media, text and practical communication.
The study programme includes an examination of text, media and communication seen from a humanistic perspective. Students develop both their analytical and practical production skills. Theory and working methods aim at making students conscious as creative producers and reflective users of text and information within a variety of genres. Students work both analytically and practically with printed, Internet-based and visual media.
The connection between verbal and visual communication is studied, and knowledge of textual genres is studied in connection with the media´s use of technology and mode of operation. The study programme´s objective is that students will develop competency regarding the relationship between expression, content and medium in order that they will be able to complete a dissemination process from conception to finished media product in a critical and reflected manner.
Arrangements for the recognition of prior learning are described in the information on the institution under "General arrangements for the recognition of prior learning (formal, informal and non-formal)".
For a description of the examination regulations, see the Examination Regulations of the University of Agder.
For information about the Norwegian grading system, see ECTS credits and grades. Specific information on grading for each course is found in the individual course descriptions.
The Examination Regulations of the University of Agder regulate the graduation requirements for each programme of study.
On successful completion of the course students should
- be able to design and complete dissemination projects from conception to finished product within various media
- have knowledge about how texts and media can be utilized in various types of communicative processes
- be able to analyze and compare current communications situations and events
- be able to demonstrate a critical and creative assessment in relation to their own and others´ communicative actions
- be familiar with relevant and current research and development projects in the field
Course compositions are specifically designed so that a variety of working forms and research questions will be offered each semester. Instruction combines lectures, seminars, group work and individual assignments. Instruction is based on relevant research. The language of instruction is Norwegian, although certain topics may be presented in English.
Examination forms in individual courses are varied and include written in-school examinations, group examinations, individual at-home examinations, project assignments, objective tests and student portfolios. Examination forms for individual courses appear in the course description.
When taken as a component of the teacher education programme, the media studies programme awards students with the necessary training to work with media and IT at the primary and upper secondary school levels as well as in the cultural sector. The study programme may be used as a component in several bachelor degree study programmes at UiA as well as a self-designed bachelor´s degree. Additionally, it may constitute the fourth year of the general teacher education programme (30 stp may be used in the new primary school teacher education programmes) in accordance with existing guidelines. The study program may be supplemented with several courses within related subject areas and thereby form a basis for admission to master´s degree study programmes within, for example, language and culture or communications-related subjects.
For more information please contact Academic Advisor Hans-Olav Hodøl (tel. +47 38 1413 65, email@example.com)
Faculty of Humanities and Education