About the course

About the course

If you are interested in gaining a deeper understanding of visual communication expressed through different contemporary media forms, this course is for you. By looking at how we communicate visually through different channels, you will study multimedia and media-specific communication in a historical context.

The course deals with visual mediums such as pictures, photography and moving images in short formats. In order to understand how content creators adapt visual material for various channels, we need to understand different media expressions and media-specific communication. This is why, during the course, you will learn to critically explore how visual communication works in political, commercial, and cultural contexts. The course is built on theoretical perspectives related to media representation but focuses on practical experimentations and production of media content.

Course content

The course is divided into three modules:

I. Basics of Visual Communication as an academic field (2 credits)

II. Perspectives on visual languages in photography, moving images and graphic design (3 credits)

III. Individual Project on visual communication in contemporary media (10 credits)

Syllabus and course literature

You can find a list of literature in the syllabus, along with other details about the course.

Entry requirements and selection

Entry requirements

General entry requirements + English 6.


Upper secondary grades 34%, University credits completed 32%, Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (SweSAT) 34%

Course evaluation

The University provides students who participate in or who have completed a course with the opportunity to make known their experiences and viewpoints with regards to

the course by completing a course evaluation administered by the University. The University will compile and summarize the results of course evaluations as well as informing participants of the results and any decisions relating to measures initiated in response to the course evaluations. The results will be made available to the students (HF 1:14).


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