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JOVA8 Media and Cultural Industries 5 ECTS
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Intermediate studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Degree Programme in Journalism and Communication
School of Communication, Media and Theatre

Learning outcomes

The study module concentrates on research of media and cultural industries: systems, institutions, organizations and markets including policy and regulation of these areas. Having done this module the student has better understanding of the structures, patterns and changes in global media industries since the 1970s. The student is able to depict the central factors and the dynamics that affect media production in modern societies, and to evaluate the consequences of change in these systems particularly in terms of power. The student is able to identify the main debates and theoretical approaches relevant to an understanding of the media and cultural industries and to understand the interrelations between production, contents and consumption.

Enrolment for University Studies

By NettiOpsu By 6 March.

Enrolment time has expired


Anneli Lehtisalo, Teacher responsible


10-Mar-2017 – 12-May-2017
Lectures 18 hours
Fri 10-Mar-2017 - 12-May-2017 weekly at 10-12, Main building A08, No lectures on 14 April.
24-Mar-2017 at 10.30 –12.30 , PINNI ls. B3110
7-Apr-2017 , Main building E221
, No lecture 5 May, instead visit to Yle, Finnish Broadcasting Company (Mediapolis, Tampere) 3 May at 12.

Further information

Especially for exchange students.

ALTERNATIVE COMPLETION: an essay (5 ECTS) based on the course literature. Contact person: professor Kaarina Nikunen

Vaihtoehtoisesta suorituksesta sovittava Kaarina Nikusen (kaarina.nikunen@uta.fi) kanssa syksyllä ennen marraskuun alkua ja keväällä ennen huhtikuuta. 

Alternative studies have to be agreed in the Autumn term before November and in the Spring term before April (kaarina.nikunen@uta.fi).