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New master's programme with focus on how media cultures and people interact and influence each other

In autumn 2024, Linnaeus University will launch a new master's programme for those passionate about literature, film, art, music, series, and journalism. The programme offers broad as well as in-depth knowledge about the significance of media in culture and society.

The master's programme Media Cultures: Intermedial and Multimodal Studies offers a comprehensive media perspective on storytelling, meaning-making, learning, and truth in art and communication.

"We want our students to develop new insights and methods for literary analysis, considering the complex relationships between digital, analogue, and physical media", says Nina Ernst, senior lecturer in comparative literature and programme coordinator.

The programme provides in-depth knowledge of the interaction between people, between media, and between people and media. Nina explains that the programme equips students with theoretical understanding, analytical tools, and interdisciplinary competence.

"The courses in intermediality and multimodality link the main field of comparative literature with film studies, musicology, art history and visual studies, media and communication science, English and modern languages",Nina continues.

The programme's strength lies in offering students a dynamic and international learning environment, with teaching both on-campus and remotely.

"Students will encounter media cultures from various subjects and fields of knowledge, committed teachers, and opportunities for specialisation within their own areas of interest. There is also a direct link to the university's intermedial cutting-edge research centre, which explores relationships and interactions between media, making the programme unique", says Nina.

She describes the interdisciplinary media competence provided by the programme as sought-after on the job market.

"After completing the programme, you will have a solid foundation for doctoral studies, specialised competence in media cultures, and be well-prepared for work in areas such as publishing, culture, education, information, communication, media, and administration", Nina concludes.