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Media and Communication, Digital Media

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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                                                        
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Internship 1 15    
Internship 2 15    
Final Project
Final Project 15      
ECTS credits per period / semester / academic year 105303555500305302.

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.
All learning paths include a 10 credit module of elective courses and a 30 credit module of multidisciplinary courses that deepens and/or broadens students’ professional skills. It includes a number of specialization courses and an innovation project.
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.

Digital Media

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

Graduates can find employment in various digital environment specialist positions relating, for example, to online service design, production or project management. The actual work may involve technical solutions of online services, development of social media services, planning of interactive functions or digital media concept and structural planning in a design or communication agency, a corporate communications department, ITC company or in the advertising business.