Medieestetikk: Historie og teori - bacheloroppgåve

  • Studiepoeng15
  • UndervisingssemesterVår
  • EmnekodeMEVI223B
  • Talet på semester1
  • SpråkEnglish
  • Ressursar


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Mål og innhald

The aim of this course is to strengthen students' knowledge of the aesthetics of visual texts, and to develop the ability to use central theories and analytical perspectives on texts such as classic and newer Hollywood films, European films, alternative or non-Western films, art films. and documentaries, contemporary television series, and computer games. An emphasis is also placed on linking the aesthetics of the texts to the institutional, technological and production framework conditions, and on placing the texts in a wider cultural-historical context. The course may also focus on particular genres, practices, and themes.


Upon completion of this course, the student will have achieved the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:


The student

  • has knowledge of the history and aesthetics of visual texts
  • has knowledge of selected visual media and genres, such as documentaries, TV series or computer games.


The student

  • can make a critical assessment of academic literature and sources to shed light on issues of media aesthetic
  • can reflect on the connection between the aesthetics of visual texts and their institutional, technological and production framework conditions
  • can engage in critical discussions through oral presentations and written presentation

General competence

The student

  • can apply central theoretical knowledge in the analysis of visual texts, and present this in an independent written work
  • can use libraries, databases and other sources of information to find relevant information in connection with a project, and to stay updated on relevant literature.

Krav til forkunnskapar


Tilrådde forkunnskapar

The course build on MEVI101 - MEVI104, especially MEVI103


Krav til studierett

The course is open for students at the Bachelor Programme in Media Studies, University of Bergen

Arbeids- og undervisningsformer

Lectures and workshops

Obligatorisk undervisningsaktivitet

Approved pre-workshop assignments (80%). The workshop assignments can be both written or oral, and can accommodate practical exercises in media production or dissemination. There is not time limit for approved work requirements.


Bachelor thesis, approximately 8000 words, with supervision.


Graded A-F


Assessment in teaching semester. 


The reading list will be ready before 1 June for the autumn semester and 1 Decemeber for the spring semester. 


All courses are evaluated according to UiB's system for quality assurance of education.


The Programme Committee is responsible for the content, structure and quality of the study programme and courses.  


Course coordinator and administrative contact person can be found on Mitt UiB. 

Administrativt ansvarleg

Department of Information Science and Media Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences has the administrative responsibility for the course and the study programme.