DM2579 Media Production 7.5 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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Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

  • Production processes in the media industry
  • Production methods for digital video and web
  • Project work tying together the components of the course
  • Critical understanding of the media and culture industry.

Intended learning outcomes *

After the course, the students should be able to:

  • describe the media industry at a general level
  • plan, record and edit a video production
  • use software for image processing and layout
  • describe development and current trends in the music industry and music distribution
  • produce web pages with html coding and css
  • understand the principle for production of server generated content
  • describe the structure of Internet
  • understand and apply the principle for the optimisation and page ranking of search engines
  • account for media convergence, web 2.0, social media and the cloud
  • use and understand metadata and the semantic web to communicate with actors in the media industry
  • account for similarities and differences between different forms of media production
  • describe power structures and the gender order in the media branch

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Literature and preparations

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Examination and completion

Grading scale *

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

Examination *

  • LABA - Laboratory work, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • PRO1 - Project work, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TENH - Home exam, 1.5 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 agreement with KTH´s coordinator for disabilities, it is the examiner who decides to adapt an examination for students in possession of a valid medical certificate.. The examiner may permit other examination formats at the re-examination of 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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Leif Dahlberg

Sandra Pauletto

Further information

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Offered by

EECS/Human Centered Technology

Main field of study *

Computer Science and Engineering, Information Technology, Information and Communication Technology

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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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.

Supplementary information

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