Media and Communication: Digital Media and Analysis
The Digital Media and Analysis program teaches you to navigate and understand our digital world. You will discover how new communication patterns emerge among likes, shares and comments, as well as learn how to use tools to investigate the influence of digital media on society.
General admission requirements and Civics 1b or 1a1 + 1a2. Upper secondary English course 6.
EducationDo you want to delve into how digital and social media affect our everyday lives? Then you've come to the right place. After completing the training, you will be able to demonstrate a solid knowledge of strategic and scientific perspectives in digital media. You will also be able to identify important societal and scientific questions as well as to determine which data and which type of data analysis can provide answers to them.
The program's courses are thoroughly designed so as to offer: practical training in acquisition, processing, interpretation and data visualization; opportunities to master advanced research methods in media and communication science understandings of digital media and their relationship to technology, culture and society; updated discussions around issues of power and ethics in digital media landscapes.
The Digital Media and Analysis program requires personal work, interest and commitment. Most of the courses are given and examined in English, which prepares you for a career in an international job market.
Form of InstructionTeaching is in the form of lectures, seminars and group work. The number of scheduled hours per week varies. Students are required to study on their own. The programme represents full-time work, i.e. an average workload of 40 hours per week.
ExaminationExamination usually takes place at the end of each course, module, or unit. There are no set examination periods, and generally no final exam at the end of a semester, an academic year, or a complete study programme.
Study AbroadThe program also offers an optional semester (30 credits) where you can give your education an individualized profile. Why not study abroad and gain a broader international experience?
So, what are you waiting for? Sign up for our program and become an expert in digital media and analysis!
Professional ContactA number of companies and organisation are involved in the programme, contributing real-world data material and research questions. Students have the opportunity to establish professional contacts through guest lectures, and/or via internship in organisations during the elective term.
Course of study
|Semester 1||ECTS credits|
|Introduction to Media and Communication Studies (Obligatory)||15|
|Text, Communication and Organization (Obligatory)||15|
|Semester 2||ECTS credits|
|Professional Role, Jurisprudence and Ethics (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Social Media & Social Theory (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Media Audiences in the Digital Age (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Strategic Communication and the Analytical Organisation (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Semester 3||ECTS credits|
|Technical Foundations of Digital Media and Digital Design (Obligatory)||15|
|Digital Analysis Methods (Obligatory)||15|
|Semester 4||ECTS credits|
|Data Visualisation and Communication (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Project in Media Analysis (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Data, Power and Ethics (Obligatory)||15|
|Semester 5||ECTS credits|
|Optional course (Obligatory)||30|
|Semester 6||ECTS credits|
|Independent research project: Digital analysis (Obligatory)||30|
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.