Mastergrad

Master in Media Practices

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Media professions are changing. Journalists, communicators, animators, producers and documentarists are becoming closer connected professionally. As the only institution in Norway, Volda University College is offering a Practical Media master's degree, where students from the various media professions meet.

International applicants:
The deadline for applicants with citizenchip and education outside of Norway is March 1st. Follow the link to find out more about admission to master's program at Volda University College.

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One year under the moss

As if the contrast of moving from a city with nearly ten million people to the little western village, Volda, wasn’t big enough. Post-graduate student Kishore Gajendra from India takes it even further and is off to live alone in the woods for one whole year.

Info og frister

Varigheit 4 semester (2 år)

Studiepoeng 120

Start Haust

Søknadsfrist 07.05.2018

Studieinnhald

The programme provides advanced knowledge of the media profession and its narrative forms; and specialized insight into each of the areas of the field, for example journalism, communication, animation, production or design. The master's degree creates a common learning environment for media students, where different fields meet through topics that are relevant to all types of professional performers in the media industry.

Students can choose between two types of master’s level productions:

  • Practical media production combined with a written assignment
  • Ordinary master thesis without production

Volda University College has the largest media education environment in Norway, and has educated professionals since 1971. The college also has a close relationship with the various media industries in Norway and abroad. The programme allows for 8-10 weeks practice in a cutting-edge media company or institution relevant for the candidate and their field, whether this is journalism, communication, animation, production or design.

Read more about the master's degree in the Program description (Studieplan), further down on this page.

Opptakskrav

Admission requirements for this program is a completed unversity 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.

A good grade point average (GPA) from the Bachelor’s degree is required. For Norwegian applicants this amounts to an average grade of C or better. For international applicants, no set grade point average is required, but the admission committee will review the applicant’s grades in light of the grading system of the university/country in question.

Applicants must upload a 1-page motivation letter stating why you wish to study in this programme and what you expect/hope to get from this opportunity. This motivation letter should also refer to links (URL) for your portfolio/show reel. For example to youtube, news articles, dropbox/drive locations, drawings, etc. The motivation letter must be uploaded with the rest of the supporting documents in your online application. We do not want you to upload your portfolio/show reel due to the possible size of such files and also the danger of file alterations resulting in inferior quality.

Applicants need to document a high degree of English language proficiency, either through standardized English test such as TOEFL (minimum 80 points overall on the iBT test) or the IELTS (minimum overall score of 6.0 on the Academic test). Applicants who have passed the course in English from Norwegian secondary school and applicants who have completed secondary school in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, UK and the USA are exempt from documenting their English language skills. Read more about the English language requirement and other possible exemptions on our website: https://www.hivolda.no/en/node/29011

Note: Admission for the Master in Media Practice is based on an overall review of the applicant based on the submitted transcripts/diplomas, examples of prior work (portfolio/show reel) and the motivation letter.

All documentation must be in Norwegian or English.

 

Internasjonalisering

In the second semester students have the opportunity to study at another institution in Norway or abroad.

Undervisningsmåtar og vurderingsordningar

Teaching is organized in lectures / seminars and workshops. There is an emphasis on individual work with topics related to both own projects and joint teaching assignments.

Language
The language of instruction is English. Students can choose to write assignments in Norwegian.

Aktuelle yrke og vidare studium

With a master's degree in practical media studies, you get a thorough and specialized education, well adapted to tomorrow’s media landscape. Both courses of study qualify for doctoral programmmes.

Kontakt

For questions about admission:
Student service, tlf. +47 70 07 50 18
or e-mail

Academic questions:
Paul Bjerke

Particular diciplines:
Animation: 
Trygve Selnes Nielsen

Media design: Synnøve Amdam

Media production: Dag Roland

Journalism or documentary: Paul Bjerke

PR, communication and media: Kristian Fuglseth

Studieplan

Master in Media Practices

Studieprogram: 
Master in Media Practices
Studienivå: 
Master
Studiepoeng: 
120
Studielengd: 
4 semester
Kull: 
2018
Studieplassar: 
30
Studietype: 
Mastergradsstudium
Organisering: 
Heiltid
Opptakskrav: 

Admission requirements for this program is a completed Bachelor’s degree of at least 80 credits in media studies or journalism studies. There is a requirement that a minimum of 40 of the credits for the courses taken during the Bachelor’s degree are in practical subjects. Relevant work experience may be used to compensate for this requirement if subjects are within practical fields.

An average grade of C for the Bachelor’s degree is required.

For full-time program students, documented English proficiency equivalent to 80 on the TOEFL test or 6.0 on the IELTS academic test is required. This requirement does not apply to Norwegian students.

Om studiet: 

Media professions are in flux. We see ever closer links and occupational slippage between jobs in the media industry (e.g. journalists, communicators, animators, documentary filmmakers, producers). This disruptive digitalization and convergence creates new challenges for candidates who might fill media professions. However, the convergence does not remove the need for professional specialization. The program therefore does not educate “one-size-fits-all” media practitioners, but rather emphasizes both what unites occupations/professions (like social missions, societal role, rhetoric, narrative technique and communication) and what differentiates them (different positions in society, various work tools, different professional traditions).

Læringsutbytte: 

In accordance with the national qualifications framework students shall acquire the following learning outcomes after completion of the course:

Kunnskapar: 

The candidate

  • has advanced knowledge in the field of media and specialized insight in a specific area of the field, for instance journalism, communication, animation or design;
  • has thourough knowledge on the social significance of media and the ethical demands directed at those working in the profession;
  • has a thourough knowledge of rhetoric, narration and the forms of communication used in media
Ferdigheiter: 

The candidate

  • can analyse media topics on the basis of the field’s history, tradition, individuality and place in society
  • can locate, analyse and manage different sources of information from a critical perspective, and employ these in order to structure, formulate and complete media products of a high professional standard in his or her area of expertise
  • can plan, develop and complete an individual academic project on media in accordance with relevant norms in research ethics
Generell kompetanse: 

The candidate

  • can employ his or her knowledge and skills in new areas to complete advanced tasks and projects
  • can present an extensive individual body of work and discuss academic issues, analysis and conclusions in the field of media, particularly within his or her area of expertise, with both specialists and the public
  • can work independently in practical and theoretical problem solving and contribute to new thinking and innovation processes
Organisering og arbeidsmåtar: 

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Navn: 
Master in Media Practices
Informasjon: 

Media professions are in flux. We see ever closer links and occupational slippage between jobs in the media industry (e.g. journalists, communicators, animators, documentary filmmakers, producers). This disruptive digitalization and convergence creates new challenges for candidates who might fill media professions. However, the convergence does not remove the need for professional specialization. The program therefore does not educate “one-size-fits-all” media practitioners, but rather emphasizes both what unites occupations/professions (like social missions, societal role, rhetoric, narrative technique and communication) and what differentiates them (different positions in society, various work tools, different professional traditions).

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Elective subjects
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Elective subjects from other master programmes. Due to different admission rules, students have to make a formal application: The application should be sent to Studentsorvis@hivolda.no before November 20th
 
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Master Thesis
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Internasjonalisering: 

The first Spring semester

Evaluering og kvalitetssikring : 

The course will be evaluated in accordance with Volda University College’s quality assurance system. (http://www.hivolda.no/hivolda/om-hogskulen/kvalitetsarbeid)

Ansvarleg: 
Paul Bjerke