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
Faculty of Communication Sciences

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

Enrolment in NettiOpsu

Maximum number of participants: 30

Enrolment begins 1.2.2018 06:01
Enrolment ends 1.3.2018 23:59


Jenni Hokka, Teacher
Hanna Kuusela, Teacher


14-Mar-2018 – 26-Apr-2018
Wed 14-Mar-2018 - 25-Apr-2018 weekly at 13-15, PINNI B3117
Thu 26-Apr-2018 at 13-15, PINNI B3118, Exam

Further information

Independent work: The course includes weekly reading and writing excercises. Altogether independent work counts for 117 hours.

Class participation is obligatory.

Vaihtoehtoisesta suorituksesta sovittava Kaarina Nikusen ( 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 (