Master in Media Practices

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.

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    06. mai 2017
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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.

Read more about the master's degree in the Program description (Studieplan)


Completed bachelor's degree with at least 80 ECTS credits in media and communication or journalism subjects. It is a requirement that a minimum of 40 credits of the courses in the bachelor's degree are practical subjects. Relevant professional experience can compensate for the requirement of topics in practical subjects.


In the second semester students have the opportunity to study at another institution in Norway or abroad.

Undervisningsmåtar og vurderingsordningar

Teaching is organized in lectures / seminars and workshops. There is an emphasis on individual work with topics related to both own projects and joint teaching assignments.

The language of instruction is English. Students can choose to write assignments in Norwegian.

Aktuelle yrke og vidare studium

With a master's degree in practical media studies, you get a thorough and specialized education, well adapted to tomorrow’s media landscape. Both courses of study qualify for doctoral programmmes.