Objectives and Content
Upon completion of this course, the student will have achieved the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:
- has knowledge of the history and aesthetics of visual texts
- has knowledge of selected visual media and genres, such as documentaries, TV series or computer games.
- can make a critical assessment of academic literature and sources to shed light on issues of media aesthetic
- can reflect on the connection between the aesthetics of visual texts and their institutional, technological and production framework conditions
- can engage in critical discussions through oral presentations and written presentations
- can apply central theoretical knowledge in the analysis of visual texts, and present this in an independent written work
- can use libraries, databases and other sources of information to find relevant information in connection with a project, and to stay updated on relevant literature.
Level of Study
Semester of Instruction
Required Previous Knowledge
Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap
Access to the Course
Teaching and learning methods
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
Forms of Assessment
4-day home exam, approximately 4500 words +/- 10%, excluding table of content and reference list.
The exam will be given in the language in which the course is taught.
The exam can be submitted in English, Norwegian, Swedish or Danish.