Intermediality and Multimodality in Contemporary Media

15 credits

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Today, there are more different media types than ever before to choose between when creating art, entertainment, or even communicating on social media. Basic elements such text, images, and sound, can be combined and integrated in many different ways. Yet how do the choice of media influence what is ultimately communicated? And how can we best address the fact that any type of communication is dependent on a combination of different modes of expression? This course discusses intermediality as a kind of media literacy which focuses on transformations between different media and art forms, as well as the multimodal integration of different resources for creating meaning. Against a historical backdrop, this course introduces intermedial and multimodal theories and discusses the use of these theories in understanding different media/art constellations such as musicalised fiction, film (adaptations), and comics.


To study on a distance education will give you different opportunities than on-campus teaching. It means that, to a large extent, you will be able to plan your studies yourself, both in terms of time and place.

However, keep in mind that most distance education includes a number of compulsory digital lectures and digital seminars during the weekdays. Some distance education also include compulsory get-togethers, for which you will have to travel to Växjö or Kalmar.

There are a number of different ways to be a distance student, the common denominator being that a large part of your study work is carried out on the web. You communicate with the teacher and your fellow students using a learning platform with discussion forums, group work, recorded lectures or video meetings using a web cam.

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