The course is primarily intended for musicians and others who wish to learn more about social media, and its use for presenting and spreading music by means of social media. It provides an overview of the digital media landscape as a cultural and social field. How has this field grown and changed over time? What technological innovations have had the strongest impact on its development? In what ways has social media affected music consumption?
The main aim of the course involves present methods for spreading music through social media. What values and norms affect how music and artists are presented? How are artists’ own cultural values reflected in their use of social media?
Do note, that a previous version of the course featured teachers who represented the music industry. However, in its present form, the course focuses entirely on scholarly approaches.
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.