Music and Social Media

7.5 credits

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The course is primarily aimed at musicians and those with an interest in music who want to learn more about how social media can be used to present and spread music on the internet. It provides an overview of the digital media landscape as a cultural and social field. How has this field developed over the years? What technological innovations have been necessary? In what ways has this affected music consumption?

The main focus of the course is studying the methods used today to spread music through social media. What values and norms affect how music and artists are presented in general? How are the artists’ own values reflected in their choice of media?

Note that in a previous version of the course, representatives from the industry were responsible for a large part of the teaching, but in its new form the course focuses entirely on the scientific aspects.


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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