DIGITAL CULTURE AND COMMUNICATION
We live in a time when culture and communication is becoming more and more mediated and is created through digital media. As social media, mobile technology and the Internet create platforms for information and communication new demands are put on us as communicators. Our program in Digital Culture and Communication focuses on digital culture, that is, the study of social, cultural, aesthetic and ethical aspects of information and communication technologies in emerging media forms. The program's basic principle is that a good understanding of society, culture and language is necessary for those who want tools to communicate on the changing labor market of the future.
You study literature, art and film but also design, computer games, blogs, and emerging new multimedial forms of digital experience. In addition, you study how the written and oral language and cultural norms change with the new digital and increasingly mobile communication and publication methods. You will have the opportunity to learn about how different types of narratives are emerging in digital media and work out your own culture-critical and communicative abilities. You delve into matters such as: who supervises and facilitates the creation of technology? How can we identify, analyze and relate new emerging phenomena such as blogs, citizen journalism, digital literature and digital communication with earlier genres and activities? What kinds of linguistic expressions can be found in various virtual environments and how can one handle language and visual expressions in mobile media?
We have international collaborations with American and European universities. It is possible to spend a part of your studies abroad with our partners in, among other places, the US.
After finishing the program, you receive a bachelor's degree in digital culture. You should be able to feel confident in your role as a communicator and cultural analyst. Some of the specific objectives are to be able to:
- demonstrate knowledge and understanding of role of digital media in social and cultural development
- gather, process and disseminate information / knowledge in various communication channels
- show theoretical and practical knowledge of oral, written, visual and electronic communication
- demonstrate these skills through analysis and production
- reflect on your professional role as producer of information, methods of communication and knowledge with regards to project management, group work, and the receivers' perspective.