Master in Media Practices is open for applications

Tekst: Per Straume , Foto: Karl August Swanstrøm

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The interdisciplinary media master's degree at Volda University has opened for applications. Here you can become part of an international environment with students and lecturers who have backgrounds in various media professions.

The various media "talks" more and more together and the professions are getting closer to each other. This means that a greater degree is also placed on competence. Through the Master in Media Practices, students with a background in journalism, film and media production, communication and animation meet.

Application deadlines

For applicants with citizenship and education outside Norway, the application deadline is 1st of March.

For applicants residing in Norway with a Norwegian ID number and citizens of EU/EEA countries, the application deadline is 15th of April.

Shape your master's degree yourself

The master's degree will provide advanced knowledge of the media industry and specialized insight into a limited area of the field, which may be some of what is mentioned above here. The education creates a common learning environment for media students where different subject areas meet through common subjects that are relevant for all types of professionals.

The students themselves can tailor their master's degree with subjects according to their background. The admission requirement is a bachelor's degree in media and communication.

Practical and theoretical master's thesis

In the final year, the students must, among other things, create a master's thesis which they defend orally. Students can choose for themselves whether they want to create a practical media production with a smaller written part, or a scientific master's thesis that is only written.

Examples of productions that students have made as part of their master's thesis are animated film, documentary film, photo documentary, advertising film, websites, design for websites, information film, communication plan and exercises and content strategies.

As part of the master's, it is also possible to have eight to ten weeks of practice in a media company that is relevant to the student's field of study.

Modern equipment

The teaching takes place in English and is given by professionals with a broad media background. The university also brings in specialist expertise through guest lecturers from the industries, who can convey knowledge about the best and latest practice in working life.

Sivert Aarflot-huset

The Master in Media Practices is located in state-of-the-art premises in the Sivert Aarflot building, the media building at Volda University College which opened in 2021. Here you will have the opportunity to have fun in one of the country's best teaching buildings for media education. At Volda University College, you also have the opportunity to borrow the latest equipment that you need to carry out media production.

The university in Volda has the largest media education environment in Norway, and has educated skilled media people since 1971. The university has a close relationship with the various media industries in Norway and abroad.

Sivert Aarflot-huset

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