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 Film and Television Production
Fundamentals of Cinema Work
|Fundamentals of Content Creation||5|
|Fundamentals of Cinematic Techniques||5|
|Filming Location Practices||5|
|Documentary Storytelling Exercise Project||5|
|Fundamentals of Journalism||5|
|Documentary Film Project||15|
Fundamentals of Fiction Film Production
(Select 35 ECTS)
|Fiction Film Idea Development and Preproduction||5|
|Fundamentals of Production||5|
|Fundamentals of Directing and Acting||5|
|Fundamentals of Fiction Screenwriting||5|
|Fiction Storytelling Exercise Project||5|
|Analysis of Fictional Storytelling||5|
Fiction Film Project
(Select 20 ECTS)
|Fundamentals of Classical and Modern Drama||5|
|Fiction Film Project||15|
Advanced and Applied Courses in Film and Television Production
(Select 35 ECTS)
|Featurette Screenplay Writing||5|
|Short Fiction Series Screenplay Writing||5|
|Professional Roles in Entertainement and Reality Series||5|
|Reality Series Scriptwriting||5|
|Seasonal Fiction Series Screenwriting||5|
Film and Television Production Free-Choice and Elective Minor Courses
(Select 30 ECTS)
|ECTS credits per period / semester / academic year||60||60||30||60||30||30||30||30||30||0||30||30||15||15||15||15||15||15||15||15||15||15||0||0||15||15||15||15|
Due to the timing of optional and elective courses, credit accumulation per semester / academic year may vary.
Screenwriting courses develop and support the students’ dramaturgical and dramatic thinking and screenwriting skills. The main emphasis is on fiction screenwriting and short film and television series formats. During their studies, all screenwriting majors write a number of fiction, reality television and documentary scripts.
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.