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Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The student learns to identify and produce various types of media texts. She/he knows the basics in interview technique. She/he is familiar with the concepts text, genre, target audience, function, culture, communication and journalism.

Learning outcomes

After the course the student understands some of the focal concepts which related to media and communication. She/he can produce various media texts, and also to work with deadlines. She/he can give and make use of feedback, ans also analyse media texts from e.g. a functional perspective. She/he can pinpoint weaknesses and strengths with various media texts.

Course contents

The student reads texts that enhance her/his insights on media texts in society. The student prepares questions for a genre specific tv-program and undertakes interviews in a tv-studio. The student writes various media texts. The students formulates and recieves feedback and learns thereby to understand the differences between texts as processes and products.

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Study activities

  • Lectures - 20 hours
  • Excursions and demonstrations - 0 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 0 hours
  • Practical exercises - 45 hours
  • Individual studies - 50 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 10 hours
  • Seminars - 10 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

  • Demonstrations and proficiency exams
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the following examinations: Examination 1 press release, communication plan Examination 2 project Examination 3 fanzine Examination 4 podcast (max 5 minutes) The examinations contribute to the final grade as follows: ...


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Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions
  • Date will be announced later - Other assignments

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