MID202 Advanced Media Production

Course code: 
1 semester
Credits (ECTS): 
Level of study: 
Foundation level (bachelor’s degree level)
Full course name in Norwegian Nynorsk: 
Advanced Media Production
Teaching semester: 
2022 Spring
Program of study: 
Bachelor in Medieproduction
Assessment semester: 
2022 Spring
Language of instruction: 
Required prerequisite knowledge

The course is open to students in the media production pathway in the Bachelor in media production program after completing their first three semesters of study. The course must be combined with MPRO103 Advanced Media Practices in the same semester.

Other students and exchange students may apply based on the following prerequisites:

  1. 60 ECTS of media production courses or equivalent experience.
  2. Study participation requires good knowledge of the English language.

Upon fulfillment of prerequisites, admission may be granted in consideration of the maximum amount of students.

Course content

The Advanced Media Production course provides practical and theoretical workshops in single camera video and post-production. The students will explore the working worlds of each key discipline in making films in the new media landscape, with a focus on factual short form content. Key disciplines that will be covered in this course are the director, the director of photography, the video editor, and the sound designer.

The course also provides theoretical knowledge of different production methods, and the students will explore storytelling and narratives on various platforms through written and practical work. Whether you are working on a commercial, a corporate video, or a documentary, a solid understanding of the applied principles of media production and skills development in editing, storytelling and aesthetic style are required - the course prepares you to apply these in future productions.

Learning outcome

In accordance with the National Qualifications Framework the student will achieve the following learning outcomes after completing the course:

Learning outcome knowledge

The student

  • has knowledge of technical operations in camera, sound, and post production operations
  • has knowledge of key terms, processes and theories within the process of film and video production and post-production
  • has knowledge of production roles, skills and responsibilities
Learning outcome skills

The student

  • has developed skills in directing different types of factual productions
  • can operate camera, sound and post production tools 
  • can reflect on her/his practice, analyse it and adjust under supervision
  • can find, assess and refer to information and knowledge and relate it to the topic in an academic essay
Learning outcome qualification

The student

  • can identify and explain media production roles, responsibilities and skills required for different genres
  • can write reflective and academic essays
Working and learning activities

The course has compulsory attendance by the 80/20 rule and will consist of different workshops combined with lectures, seminars and practical work, in groups or individually. 

The course is taught in English if there are international students enrolled in the class. Individual assignments and papers may be written in Norwegian or English.

The course must be combined with MPRO103 Advanced Media Practices in the same semester.

Assessment requirements
  • Complete assignments in connection with each workshop, with reflection papers
  • Individual theory paper
Minimum number of students: 
Maximum number of students: 
Person in charge: 
Jon Harman
This course is part of these study programs
Bachelor in Medieproduction
Erasmus Exchange Programme
Form of assessmentGroupingDurationType of durationGrading scaleProportionCommentSupported materialScope
PortfolioIndividual 2WeeksA-F, A is the best grade and E is the lowest passing grade100 %
Form of assessment:Portfolio
Duration: 2
Type of duration:Weeks
Grading scale:A-F, A is the best grade and E is the lowest passing grade
Proportion:100 %
Supported material:
Approval signature: 
Kate Kartveit