The course is included in these curricula and study modules
- Film and tv 2013 (producing films) - Media analysis and critique
- Film and tv 2013 (scriptwriting and directing) - Media analysis and critique
- Film and tv 2013 (cinematography and editing) - Media analysis and critique
- Film and tv 2013 (sound and music) - Media analysis and critique
- Film and tv 2013 (online media) - Media analysis and critique
Type of course
Cycle/level of course
Recommended year of study
Total number of ECTS
The aim of the course is to bring forward some important concepts
within media- and culture studies. The student should be aware of
the connections between visual media performances and the
various possibilities to interpretation of these media texts.
At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to
discuss some focal concepts related to media and culture studies.
During the course we will problematize concepts like gender,
ethnicity, participation. Contemporary media performances and
media rituals underline the need for understanding the future
media professional's role and responsibility in the creation and
distribution of various media texts.
The course entails lectures, analysis assignments and a short film
production that reflects the themes of the course. The purpose is
to understand the very many ways to a) produce new media
content and to b) to analyze and c) intepret the consequences of
various visual media performances.
Prerequisites and co-requisites
Previous course names
Recommended or required reading
Images and communities, The visual construction of the Social
Stocchetti, Matteo & Sumiala-Seppänen, Johanna (ed.),
Mediayhteiskunta. Seppänen, Janne & Väliverronen, Janne.
- Lectures - 50 hours
- Individual- and group instruction - 35 hours
- Individual studies - 33 hours
- Seminars - 15 hours
- Total workload of the course: 133 hours
- Of which autonomous studies: 133 hours
- Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours
Mode of Delivery
Participation in tuition
To pass the course the student should pass the following
Examination 1: 80% attendance
Examination 2: analyze a visual media presentation
Examination 3: produce a short film on the themes discussed on
The examinations contribute to the final grade as follows: ...
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