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DM1579 Media Production 6.0 credits

During this course you will learn to plan and carry out media productions that utilise audio, visual and interaction. You will understand different roles and workflows in media production, and you will use this knowledge to work in groups within deadlines. You will also learn to evaluate media productions in relation to different target audiences.

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For course offering

Autumn 2024 Start 28 Oct 2024 programme students

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus DM1579 (Autumn 2020–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Concepts and models in the production process
  • Media types (documentaries, fiction, news, entertainment etc)
  • Linear and non-linear storytelling
  • Interactive storytelling
  • Production of simple media originals such as sketches and synopses
  • Production of images, video, text, sound, graphics etc
  • Roles in the media production process and how they interact
  • The workflows in media production
  • Target groups
  • Interactive documentaries
  • Object-based media
  • Virtual and augmented realities (VR/AR)
  • Evaluation of media productions

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the course, the student should be able to

  • in groups plan and carry out media productions from idea to completed production by means of digital technology
  • combine text, image, sound and interaction to communicate a coherent narrative directed towards a specific target group
  • give an account of roles and workflows in media production and how they interact
  • give an account of concepts and models that describe how media artefacts are designed and received by media consumers
  • analyse and evaluate media productions
  • cooperate and work within given time frames

in order to

  • be able to produce different types of media for use in later courses and in working life
  • discuss media production with experts
  • identify which resources that are required for smaller media productions

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • LAB1 - Laboratory work and field trips, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • PRO1 - Project, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

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Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Transitional regulations

The earlier course moment LAB1 is replaced by LABA.

Supplementary information

In this course, the EECS code of honor applies, see: