Master in Media Practices

As the only institution in Norway, Volda University College (VUC) is offering a practical media master’s degree, where students from various media professions meet, in Norway’s largest media education environment. The Master in Media Practices is a 2-year (120 ECTS) English-taught Master's degree programme.

The master program provides advanced knowledge of the media profession and creates a common learning environment for media student with background from various fields like journalism, communication, animation, media production and design.

This new master’s degree reflects the media business of today. Our student uses their profession from their bachelor’s degrees and continues to develop their skill, at the same time as they get input from the other professions and learn how to interact. Is all about telling a story, either you are a journalist, producer, animator or a communicator.

As a media student in Volda you will benefit from the expertise of teachers with broad national and international experience in the media industry. We offer a close relationship with various media industries and colleagues all over the world.

About

Teaching is offered in the form of lectures, seminars and workshops. The program allows for several weeks of practice in a cutting-edge media companies or institutions, relevant for the students and their fields. During the first semester you will be introduced for Storytelling relevant for all the professions, both from an academic view – but also from guest lectures from the business.

As a media student in Volda you will benefit from the expertise of teachers with broad national and international experience in the media industry. We offer a close relationship with various media industries and colleagues all over the word.  

Admission requirements for this program is a completed university degree equivalent to a Norwegian Bachelor’s degree (180 ECTS), which normally means an undergraduate degree of 3-4 years duration. From this degree, a minimum of 80 ECTS credits (or 1 1/2 year of full-time studies) of course work must be from the field of media or journalism studies, and applicants must have a minimum of 40 ECTS credits from practical courses. Relevant work experience may be used to compensate for this requirement if subjects are within practical fields.

Arielle from France

After completing a bachelor in animation back in France, I had the chance to come to Volda as an Erasmus student. I liked the experience so much that I decided to stay for the Master in Media Practices that had just opened! Here, I have been able to follow production and storytelling courses, that are both great assets for the development of a movie, as well as to go on a two-months internship in an animation studio in Oslo. This year, I am very excited to be making a short film in the stop-motion technique, and the school has great facilities for it.

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Contact

If you want to know more about the study, please contakt Paul Bjerke