The Master in Media Practices is a 2-year (120 ECTS) English-taught Master’s degree programme at VUC. The Master’s programme is interdisciplinary and welcomes students with study background in animation/communication/journalism/media production and media design. The programme has no tuition fees.
Media professions are changing. Journalists, communicators, animators, producers and documentarists are becoming closer connected professionally. As the only institution in Norway, Volda University College is offering a Practical Media master’s degree, where students from the various media professions meet.
The application deadlines are:
- March 1st: Applicants with citizenchip and education outside of Norway.
- April 15th: Applicants residing in Norway with a Norwegian ID number.
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The programme provides advanced knowledge of the media profession and its narrative forms; and specialized insight into each of the areas of the field, for example journalism, communication, animation, production or design. The master’s degree creates a common learning environment for media students, where different fields meet through topics that are relevant to all types of professional performers in the media industry.
Students can choose between two types of master’s level productions:
- Practical media production combined with a written assignment
- Ordinary master thesis without production
Volda University College has the largest media education environment in Norway, and has educated professionals since 1971. The college also has a close relationship with the various media industries in Norway and abroad. The programme allows for 8-10 weeks practice in a cutting-edge media company or institution relevant for the candidate and their field, whether this is journalism, communication, animation, production or design.
Admission requirements for this program is a completed unversity degree equivalent to a Norwegian Bachelor’s degree (180 ECTS), which normally means an undergraduate degree of 3-4 years duration. From this degree, a minimum of 80 ECTS credits (or 1 1/2 year of full-time studies) of course work must be from the field of media or journalism studies, and applicants must have a minimum of 40 ECTS credits from practical courses. Relevant work experience may be used to compensate for this requirement if subjects are within practical fields.
A good grade point average (GPA) from the Bachelor’s degree is required. For Norwegian applicants this amounts to an average grade of C or better. For international applicants, no set grade point average is required, but the admission committee will review the applicant’s grades in light of the grading system of the university/country in question.
Applicants must upload a 1-page motivation letter stating why you wish to study in this programme and what you expect/hope to get from this opportunity. This motivation letter should also refer to links (URL) for your portfolio/show reel. For example to youtube, news articles, dropbox/drive locations, drawings, etc. The motivation letter must be uploaded with the rest of the supporting documents in your online application. We do not want you to upload your portfolio/show reel due to the possible size of such files and also the danger of file alterations resulting in inferior quality.
Applicants need to document a high degree of English language proficiency, either through standardized English test such as TOEFL (minimum 80 points overall on the iBT test) or the IELTS (minimum overall score of 6.0 on the Academic test). Applicants who have passed the course in English from Norwegian secondary school and applicants who have completed secondary school in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, UK and the USA are exempt from documenting their English language skills. Read more about the English language requirement and other possible exemptions on our website: https://www.hivolda.no/en/node/29011
Note: Admission for the Master in Media Practice is based on an overall review of the applicant based on the submitted transcripts/diplomas, examples of prior work (portfolio/show reel) and the motivation letter.
All documentation must be in Norwegian or English.
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