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MV2007 - Media Analysis and Aesthetics

About

New from the academic year 2021/2022

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100

Course content

Drawing on theories of media aesthetics and established approaches to media analysis, this course explores the aesthetic, narrative, and political potential of a range of popular media forms within contemporary culture.  Having learned about similarities and differences between media as aesthetic forms as well as about helpful terms and concepts for their analysis, the course also provides you with the opportunity to pursue case study-oriented research on a media form of your choosing.  The course thus not only allows you to further strengthen and apply the theoretical and historical knowledge offered by MV1101 Media Theory and Culture but also develops a solid methodological foundation for MV2014 or MV2015 Bachelor’s thesis in Media Studies. 

Learning outcome

Knowledge

Upon successful completion of this course students will have: 
-knowledge about the similarities and differences between media as aesthetic forms.
-broad knowledge about a range of theories of media aesthetics.
-in-depth knowledge about different approaches to the aesthetic analysis of media.

Skills

Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
-apply appropriate terms and concepts in order to analyze different media as aesthetic forms.
-critically and independently evaluate a range of theoretical arguments about media as aesthetic forms.
 -independently pursue case study-oriented research that demonstrates the ability to gather, summarize, and put into dialogue material from different sources.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and seminars. 
Compulsory assignment: The compulsory assignments are issued by the course convenor at the start of term and must be completed to receive a final assessment.
Students are required to use Blackboard actively for updates and information, in addition to other information resources of the course.
This course may be taught in Norwegian or English, pending staff availability.

Compulsory assignments

  • Compulsory assignment

Further on evaluation

The final assessment is based on a letter-graded term paper of approx. 5000-6000 words. 

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

Specific conditions

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

Required previous knowledge

MV1100 Introduction to Media Studies, MV1101 Media Theory and Culture.

Course materials

A list of set readings of approx. 1200 pages is provided at the start of term.

More on the course

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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Media Studies and Communication
  • Media and Communication Studies
  • Media Studies
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Art and Media Studies

Examination

Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 100/100

Release
2021-10-29

Submission
2021-11-29


10:00


10:00

INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Assignment 100/100

Release
2022-04-04

Submission
2022-05-04


10:00


10:00

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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