Skip to main content

DM2571 Future of Media 10.0 credits

Through theoretical knowledge building within a current area in media technology, combined with practical elements and projects, the students are trained for future independent project within technical innovation and development. The course integrates students' expertise in different areas of media technology through the study of problems of such a nature that they demand a mix of different competencies in order to be solved.

Course offerings are missing for current or upcoming semesters.
Headings with content from the Course syllabus DM2571 (Autumn 2011–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course is heavily project- and problem-oriented in its pedagogical approach. The course takes place in conjunction with business and educators, researchers, graduate students and technical staff. The chosen topic of the year determines the other elements to be included in the course. Earlier topics in the course have for example been "the future of the book", "the future of computer games" and "the future of television". The course will alternate with seminars, group tutorials, literature studies, field visits etc.

Intended learning outcomes

After the course the students will be able to:

• demonstrate detailed knowledge of the principles of  the structure and functioning of a media technicogical system

• analyze, compare and evaluate different aspects of complex media technology products or systems

• contribute to new knowledge in media technology through generalization, analysis and synthesis

• propose, explain and defend the design solutions for complex media technology products or systems

• actively be involved in change and development of media technology products or systems

• participate in and effectively manage large media projects in which different skills and interests are represented

• in dialogue with others make oral and written presentations and discuss conclusions to media technological problems and solutions in Swedish and English.

Course disposition

No information inserted

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

No information inserted

Recommended prerequisites

Eligible are those who have read the Media Technology program required courses and have completed at least one specialization.


No information inserted


Will be announced at least 4 weeks before course start at course web page.

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


  • LIT1 - Literature, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • PRO1 - Project, 7.0 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.

In this course all the regulations of the code of honor at the School of Computer science and Communication apply, see:

Other requirements for final grade

The course will be examined mainly by

  • oral and written presentations during the course race
  • different types of prototypes, mock-ups, illustrations of the visions, scenarios, etc.
  • a presentation of the project to a wider audience at the end of the course
  • one book chapter per project group.

Depending on the topic of the year, other examination forms also occur.

There are parts in the course that has compulsory attendance.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

No information inserted

Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

No information inserted


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 web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web DM2571

Offered by

Main field of study

Computer Science and Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

No information inserted


Daniel Pargman, e-post: