Film, TV and visual culture
- ECTS credits
- Teaching semesters
- Course code
- Number of semesters
- Norwegian or English
Objectives and Content
The course focuses on the formal and expressive aspects of media and on their cultural-historical context. Grounded in media studies as a discipline within the humanities, the course will provide a basis for theoretical reflection and analysis of (for instance) films, television, photography and computer games. The significance of technological and production-related circumstances for how media texts are created, produced and function is central to the course. The media forms under scrutiny and the theoretical-analytical traditions we will engage with will vary with each iteration of the course.
This year's course will focus on freedom of expression in popular culture and visual art.
A student who has completed the course should have the following learning outcomes:
- has knowledge of selected theoretical and analytical traditions central for understanding media form and content.
- has knowledge of how the form and content of media is related to specific cultural-historical, technological, and production-related conditions.
- is able to compare, assess, and discuss important characteristics of different analytical traditions.
- is able to apply theoretical insights and concepts in analyses of media expressions and genres.
Level of Study
Semester of Instruction
Required Previous Knowledge
Teaching and learning methods
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
Course literature presentation. See guidelines published at the start of the semester.
Presentation of topic for the exam essay. See guidelines published at the start of the semester.
Compulsory attendance at seminars (80%) and other activities as determined by the course coordinator.
Approved work requirements valid only in the teaching semester.
Forms of Assessment
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.
Assessment only in the teaching semester.
Students with valid absence as defined in the UiB regulations § 5-5 can apply for an extended submission deadline to firstname.lastname@example.org. The application must be submitted before the deadline for submission has expired.