Core Curriculum for Media Majors
|Academic and Communication Skills||5|
|English for the Media Industry||5|
|Swedish for the Media Industry||5|
|Preparation for the Final Project||5|
|Entrepreneurship in the Media Industry||5|
Core Courses in Digital Media
|History of Digital Communication and the Internet||5|
|Media and Society||5|
Professional Core Courses in Digital Media
|User-Centred Design Theory||10|
|User-Centred Design Project||10|
|Fundamentals of Visual Design||5|
|Communities and Communication Design||10|
|Social Network Service Design Project||10|
|Developer-Centred Design Project||10|
|Exploratory Development Project||15|
Advanced Digital Media Courses
|Advanced Professional Skills||10|
|Professional Workshop 1||5|
|Professional Workshop 2||5|
|Advanced Professional Project||10|
|Alternative Courses in Digital Media 1||5|
|Alternative Courses in Digital Media 2||5|
Elective Minor Courses
|ECTS credits per period / semester / academic year||60||60||55||35||30||30||30||30||25||30||15||20||15||15||15||15||15||15||15||15||12.5||12.5||15||15||7.5||7.5||10||10|
Due to the timing of optional and elective courses, credit accumulation per semester / academic year may vary.
The Media Department includes three degree programs - Film and Television, Live Performance Engineering & Media and Communication - where students follow individual learning paths. The core curriculum for media majors includes courses in academic and learning skills, languages, entrepreneurship and preparation for the final project. Then students follow the learning path of their major, but the structure of the curriculum and the timing of classes enable interdisciplinary courses and projects between them.
The starting point of the learning pathway is professional competencies. The main method is project-based learning, which enables close collaboration with industry partners. In addition to internships, the degrees include several industry-linked projects.
All learning paths include a 10 credit module of elective courses and a 30 credit module of multidisciplinary courses that deepens and/or broadens students’ professional skills. It includes a number of specialization courses and an innovation project.
The elective and alternative courses facilitate the credit transfer of courses completed, for example, in an international student exchange program. Students can do their internships in Finland or abroad, and the language courses are integrated with professional courses in order to support international and multicultural skills.
In their last year of study, students complete an independent industry-related project and write a research report on it. The final project may also include an artistic or practical project, performance or documentation. The project can be carried out by a group of two or more students.
Digital media studies approach the design and production of interactive online services from a variety of perspectives. The key elements of the training are online technologies, information architecture, social media concepts and services and interactive functions are.
Graduates can find employment in various digital environment specialist positions relating, for example, to online service design, production or project management. The actual work may involve technical solutions of online services, development of social media services, planning of interactive functions or digital media concept and structural planning in a design or communication agency, a corporate communications department, ITC company or in the advertising business.