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Media and Communication, Digital Media

Autumn 2018

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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 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 10  
Developer-Centred Design Project 10  
Exploratory Development 15  
Business and Design 5  
Design Thinking 5  
Advanced Digital Media Courses
Interactive Web Technologies 10    
New Technologies and Development Environments 10    
Service Design 10    
Advanced User Interface Design 10    
Advanced Design Skills 10    
Innovation Project
Innovation Project 10      
Elective Minor Courses
Multidisciplinary Courses in Digital Media
Professional Workshop 5      
Minor in Digital Media 15      
Elective Studies
Internship 1 15    
Internship 2 15    
Final Project
Final Project 15      
ECTS credits per period / semester / academic year 60608050303030305030252515151515151515152525151512.512.512.512.5

Due to the timing of optional and elective courses, credit accumulation per semester / academic year may vary.

Media and Communication

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.

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

Digital media studies approach the design and production of interactive online services from a variety of perspectives. Online technologies, information architecture, social media concepts and services and interactive functions are key elements of the training.

Upon graduation, the students can find employment in various digital environment expert positions relating, among other things, to online service design, production or project management. The actual work may have to do with the technical solutions of online services, development of social media services, planning of interactive functions or digital media concept and structural planning, for example in a design or communication agency, in companies’ communications departments, in IT companies or the advertising business.