Faculty of Media and Journalism
The Faculty of Media and Journalism sees its mission in line with fundamental democratic ideals and values. The programmes and courses offered through the faculty will prepare students for professional careers in media with a focus on information and public enlightening, societal criticism and the watch-dog functions of free societies.
We wish to contribute to enhance the quality, knowledge level, and the diversty of opinions in the public discourse.
To bring attention to unacceptable situations and practices in society through the active utilization of the freedom of speech. These values will be reflected both in the core curriculum, syllabus, teaching methods, and through the active participation of faculty members in today's media-political debate.
Modern equipment and cutting edge technology provide the hardware for good learning environment in media studies. The Faculty of Media and Journalism aspires to be a leading institution with regards to equipment, technology, and production lines. Close connection with the Norwegian media industry and internship periods through the study programmes, provide for the students' networking opportunities with potential employers. The dynamic connection between theory and practice is essential in all educational programmes and courses offered through the Faculty of Media and Journalism.
During the internship and practical work periods of the courses students will participate in the running of various media sources at the Faculty of Media and Journalism. These media outlets are integral parts of the student-active teaching methods utilized in our courses. The students will be able to work with student radio, student TV, and a regional newspaper.
The Faculty of Media and Journalism offers Bachelor's Programmes in Journalism (major in TV, Radio and Print Journalism) and a Bachelor's Programme in Information and Media. In addition, the faculty offers a unique Animation Bachelor's Program. Films and comic strips from the animation section have won national and international recognition for its high academic and artistic standard.
Other courses offered are Media Science, Media History, Documentary Film Making, Photography etc.
The Faculty of Media and Journalism has approximately 220 students and 25 academic and administrative staff.