OUT101 Outdoor Media Production - Communicating outdoor adventure and experiences

Varighet: 
1 semester
Emnekode: 
OUT101
Studiepoeng: 
15
Studienivå: 
Bachelor (grunnivå)
Rapporteringsprogram: 
Bachelor i medieproduksjon
Undervisningssemester: 
2019 Haust
Eksamenssemester: 
2019 Haust
Undervisningsspråk: 
Engelsk
Krav til forkunnskapar

The student must have completed a minimum of 60 credits from relevant studies in media production and/or outdoor life before enrollment.

You should have previous practical skills in handling a photo and/or video camera. The college has a limited number of cameras available to the students for shorter periods when working on projects. Having access to your own system camera with still photography and video capabilities suitable for on location media production work is beneficial.

You must be in normal physical condition and able to participate in day trips in the mountains where you carry your own backpack and equipment.

The course is taught in English and sufficient command of the English language is required.

Admission will be based on previous education and documented experience relevant for the course, along with an application letter stating your background and motivation for taking the course.

  • Link to application and motivation statement: her
Om emnet

Do you enjoy outdoor activities and media production? Would you like to explore and learn the characteristics of the new genres of media production? This course aims to explore the interaction between mediated communication and its representations of surroundings, nature, locations and destinations. 

The course takes full advantage of the breathtaking surroundings of Volda University College, uniquely located between dramatic fjords and rugged mountains on the north west coast of Norway. Thus, allowing the students to explore new storytelling and media production concepts in remote and uniquely picturesque locations. 

The course supplies the student with practical skills and knowledge to effectively identify, communicate and promote various cultural and geographical destinations in a multiplatform way. With a special focus on film, photo and/or other new audiovisual expressions the students work on communicating various concepts and representations from the workshop locations. Such concepts may include social media, staged authenticity, and the guide as social mediator for users in outdoor life, tourism, leisure and recreation.

Some of the topics that will be covered during lectures and workshops:

  • Travel and tourism today in a media production perspective
  • New tourism, lifestyle and visual expressions
  • Communicating experiences from exploring nature/destinations/experiences or guide based activities
  • Communication, interpretation and digital storytelling. Working on concepts through film, photo and other visual media
  • Choosing and differentiating between different storytelling techniques and presentation platforms

The course is taught in English. Individual assignments and papers may be written in Norwegian or English.

 

Læringsutbytte

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

 

Kunnskapar
  • Knowledge about storytelling techniques for communicating outdoors stories in different genres
  • Knowledge about travel and tourism today in a media production perspective
  • Knowledge about new tourism, lifestyle and visual expressions

 

Ferdigheiter
  • Skills in communicating experiences from exploring nature/destinations/experiences or guide based activities
  • Skills in choosing and differentiating between different storytelling techniques and presentation platforms
  • Skills in relevant communication and media production techniques
  • Skills in using different production tools and new approaches for creating, composing and presenting content

 

Generell kompetanse
  • Competence in mediating and communicating nature based experiences and destinations through various visual media

 

Praktisk organisering og arbeidsmåtar

The course has compulsory attendance and will consist of different work methods including lectures, workshops, practical exercises, pitching, individual work and work in groups. There will also be online learning modules.

There will be organized two overnight study trips during the semester. The first overnight trip has obligatory attendance.

Regulations governing studies and examinations is to be found at Volda University College, §4-6 on attendance/participation in teaching.

Vilkår for å framstille seg til eksamen
  • Producing a media product in connection with each of three teaching blocks. The media products may be produced in groups or individually, depending on the specifics of each assignment.
  • Writing a report for each media product.

All assignments must be handed in and approved by the deadlines given.

The student must have approved attendance in all scheduled activities to be allowed to take the final exam.

 

Minimumstal: 
20
Maksimumstal: 
32
Emneansvarleg: 
Dag S. Roland
Materialavgift

There will be a cost related to transportation, food and accommodation in connection with voluntary trips. More information will be given at the start of the semester.

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VurderingsformGrupperingVarighetVarighetstypeKarakterskalaAndelKommentarHjelpemidlerOmfang
Produkt/produksjonIndividuell eller gruppe (etter avtale)-A-F, der A er best og E er siste ståkarakter 50One of the media products produced during the course, with paperwork documenting your role in the film, and a report.
OppgaveIndividuell-A-F, der A er best og E er siste ståkarakter50Theory paper.
Vurderinger:
Vurderingsform:Produkt/produksjon
Gruppering:Individuell eller gruppe (etter avtale)
Varighet:
Varighetstype:-
Karakterskala:A-F, der A er best og E er siste ståkarakter
Andel: 50
Kommentar:One of the media products produced during the course, with paperwork documenting your role in the film, and a report.
Hjelpemidler:
Omfang:
Vurderingsform:Oppgave
Gruppering:Individuell
Varighet:
Varighetstype:-
Karakterskala:A-F, der A er best og E er siste ståkarakter
Andel:50
Kommentar:Theory paper.
Hjelpemidler:
Omfang:
Godkjent av: 
Audhild Gregoriusdotter Rotevatn