The course provides an introduction to the study of verbal, visual and aural aspects of different arts and media, in particular the crucial interactions between word and image, and sound and image inside cultural products. A number of contemporary theoretical approaches to the arts, culture, and ideology, applied to contemporary culture, constitute the main focus of the course. An important question in the course concerns the study of popular culture (music videos, comics, Internet sites etc.) and its struggle for recognition in modern culture.
Växjö is a modern city with more than 80,000 inhabitants. The city has been declared "the Greenest City in Europe" because of its focus on environmentally sound solutions and the environmental programs implemented.
Being a student in Växjö you have easy access to everything – the city centre, the woods and the lakes. The pedestrian path from campus around Lake Växjösjön reaches almost all the way to the city centre and is perfect for jogging or taking long walks.
Campus Växjö is modeled along the lines of an American campus university and is the natural meeting place for students in Växjö. Campus is always bustling with life, and students move between lecture rooms, the University Library and the restaurants, pubs and outdoor recreational areas.