Music and Social Media

7.5 credits

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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.

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Roughly 15 minutes with a bike from the city centre, you will find Linnaeus University’s campus. It is like a small society with the university, student accommodation, and student life. Here you become part of a creative knowledge environment.

What will you come across on an excursion in Växjö – the city of contrasts? You will find good restaurants, a celebrated hockey team, and cozy cafés where you can enjoy a latte with lingonberry flavour. In Växjö, beautiful nature is always just around the corner; the city is surrounded by lakes and forests. Students like the combination of the city centre and the active student life on campus. Your dream of the future starts here!

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