Core Curriculum for Media Majors
|Academic and Communication Skills||5|
|English for the Media Industry||5|
|Swedish for the Media Industry||5|
|Entrepreneurship in the Media Industry||5|
|Preparation for the Final Project||5|
Core Courses in Media Production
|Media-related Legislation and Ethics||5|
|Media and Society||5|
Fundamentals of Media Production Techniques
|Fundamentals of Video and Sound Production||5|
Fundamentals of News Production
|News and Current Affairs||5|
|News and Current Affairs Broadcasting||15|
Professional Studies of Media Production 1
|Fundamentals of Storytelling||5|
|Fundamentals of Media Production||5|
|Documentary Film Project||10|
Professional Studies of Media Production 2
|Fundamentals of Online Media||5|
Advanced Professional Studies of Media Production
Media Production Free-Choice and Elective Minor Courses
(Select 45 ECTS)
|ECTS credits per period / semester / academic year||60||60||15||60||30||30||30||30||15||0||30||30||15||15||15||15||15||15||15||15||7.5||7.5||0||0||15||15||15||15|
Due to the timing of optional and elective courses, credit accumulation per semester / academic year may vary.
Bachelor’s degree in Television and Radio Production prepares students for mastering the entire workflow of audiovisual content production, with a special focus on television and radio production and web publishing. Students deepen their skills in production management, journalism or television directing. Students learn the entire journalistic process including content creation, production management and technical execution. Students acquire the fundamental professional skills and learn how to work as a member of collaborative and creative production team.
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 30 credit module of multidisciplinary courses that deepens and/or broadens students’ professional skills and at least a 10 credit module of elective courses. It includes a number of specialization courses.
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.