Study Programme in Web and Multimedia (180 ECTS credits)
Students acquire the knowledge and skills needed to design interactive media. The training also fosters independent and critical thinking about web solutions from different perspectives, for instance, user-friendliness, production and maintenance. Students with different background learn multimedia techniques, interaction design, and web production. They study information technology and communication theories and methods, that is, the knowledge and skills required to assess and purchase multimedia productions, manage web projects, design multimedia applications for the web and develop multimedia products.
Theory is a vital part of the programme and theoretical studies alternate with production exercises, thus applying theory in practice. You will work with different projects from initial idea to finished product in the field of information dissemination and demonstration/presentation.
In the course of the training there is the opportunity to specialise in either programming for a web platform and/or interaction design. The latter involves webpage design or multimedia products" interaction potential. The first term includes foundational courses. The second term has a focus on web development. In the second year there is a 20-week web development project (term 3) and a 20-week period of electives (term 4), for instance, a term of 3D-animation or studies abroad. In the third year students specialise further in, for example, interaction design with user focus and complete their studies with a part-time project for a Bachelor"s degree.
Form of Instruction
The studies involve fulltime job. The scheduled teaching varies and many courses include seminars and project work. Students are required to participate actively in the courses which also include independent studies.
Each course is assessed separately. Common examination formats are written exams, group assignments, reports, seminars and thesis projects. Examination usually takes place at the end of each course, module, or unit.
In the second year students take the course web development project. For 20 weeks students study certain programming and database courses, but they also carry out a sharp web project in groups, perhaps for an external customer, a private company, a non-profit organisation, a municipality, a public agency or a county council. Students also have the opportunity to make external contacts through guest lectures and lunch presentations. In term 4, students can also be assigned a mentor.
Course of study
Elective course: Students are free to choose among certain alternative courses, often depending on their choice of specialisation.
Optional course: Students are free to choose any course offered at Karlstad University or at other universities. Courses listed are examples of recommended or frequently chosen courses for a specific programme.