This course sets out to develop and deepen your knowledge about the music & event industry from a Scandinavian perspective. The Scandinavian conditions are also compared and put in a global context and perspective, with a certain focus on new media- and communication technologies as well as global music marketing. Also, this course investigates and discusses the impact of digital distribution and technology in the past, present and future. Along with what you already have learned from previous introduction courses and your previous experiences we set out to explore how and why the industry and its actors is shifting, changing and developing as the technology, society and culture are changing due to globalisation and other processes in society. Your knowledge and learning process is founded in literature, lectures, group discussions/seminars and written academic reports.
The city of Kalmar is situated on the southeast coast of Sweden. Kalmar is a beautiful city with 65,000 inhabitants and a long history dating back to the Middle Ages, with many cosy neighbourhoods and great charm. The lush green areas surrounding Kalmar Castle and the city park are many students' favourite.
The proximity to the ocean and the island of Öland has left its mark on the city and there are many long pedestrian paths along the coast. It is never far to anything in Kalmar and most places can be reached in just 5-10 minutes' walk – the university, the ocean, the gym, or the city centre, Kvarnholmen.
In Kalmar the university buildings and student accommodations are spread throughout the town and are well integrated with the historical surroundings – making students feel part of the town.