FM3004 - Cultural Policy and Management


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Project assignment and adjusting oral exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Project assignment and adjusting oral exam 100/100

Course content

All students in the master's program in Film and Media Studies will benefit from understanding the role of cultural policy in society. Whether one envisions a career as an academic, manager, or practitioner in the cultural field, an understanding of cultural policy and the culture economy, as well as practical skills in formulating applications, will play a central role in ones professional practice after graduation. This course provides an introduction to this area through a reading list which is largely based on cultural policy documents from the current Norwegian cultural field.

Learning outcome


Upon successful completion of the course the student has knowledge of:

  • various artistic and cultural areas in Norway, with an emphasis on the film and media industries.
  • historical conditions for Norwegian cultural policy.
  • key concepts in cultural policy.
  • culture as economy and industry.
  • the function and purpose of cultural funding programs, structures and processes at national, regional, and local levels.


Student who complete the course is able to:

  • carry out tasks related to the planning of cultural projects, such as "pitching" of project ideas and writing applications.
  • reflect critically on cultural policies and funding schemes.
  • cooperate with participants in cultural projects.

Learning methods and activities

In addition to lectures and seminars led by the department's film and media scholars, the course will include guests from the cultural field and visits to local cultural institutions. Teaching is usually conducted in Norwegian, but may take place in English.

Compulsory activities:

  • Over the course of the semester each student will hold a midterm presentation of the project which forms the basis for the final exam (see below).
  • Students are required to participate in minimum 80% of the lectures/seminars.

Students are required to stay updated on messages from the department or course director via Blackboard.

Compulsory assignments

  • Midterm presentation
  • Obligatory participation 80 %

Further on evaluation

The final exam consists of a term paper in the form of an application for the funding of a cultural activity, including a project description and a basic budget.

The project will then be presented in the form of a "pitch" for the assessing committee. The performance in this oral exam may adjust the grade of the term paper.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge

Requires a bachelor's degree in humanities or social sciences.

Course materials

About 600 pages of cultural policy literature, cultural policy documents and project descriptions.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2022

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Film Studies
  • The History of Art
  • Media Studies
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Art and Media Studies


Examination arrangement: Project assignment and adjusting oral exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Project assignment and adjusting oral exam 100/100



Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Project assignment and adjusting oral exam 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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